Promoting county interests, advocating good public policy
and providing education to Idaho's county officials

About IAC

Our Mission

IAC promotes county interests, encourages ethical behavior, advocates good public policy on behalf of Idaho counties, supports best practices, and provides education and training to assist Idaho county officials in performance of public service.

Our Vision

Be the most trusted source for county government policy information and the leading source of knowledge for county officials.

Our Values

IAC conducts its affairs in a professional, accountable manner acting with the highest integrity.  We are knowledgeable, resourceful and credible and adhere to these values at all times.

Purpose & Responsibilities

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC), formed in 1976, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan service organization dedicated to the improvement of county government.  It was designed and incorporated by county elected officials to provide services, research, uniformity and coordination among member counties, in order for the county elected officials to serve their constituents better.

IAC is funded annually by dues paid by member counties and revenues generated by IAC services.  The constitution and bylaws of IAC provide that the management of the organization is vested in a Board of Directors, which appoints an executive director to assist and serve at the pleasure of the board.  The executive director is responsible for the management of the affairs of IAC under general direction of the board. The officers of the board are elected at the IAC Annual Conference. Other directors are elected by the affiliate organizations and IAC districts.  IAC is owned, organized and operated by Idaho’s county governments.

IAC Constitution and Bylaws, 09-2017

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