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

History of Counties in Idaho →

Meet the Staff

  • Seth Grigg

    Executive Director
  • Seth Grigg

    Executive Director

    (208) 345-9126, x262
    sgrigg@idcounties.org

    As the Executive Director, Seth is responsible for carrying out the organization’s strategic objectives as set by the IAC Board of Directors. In this capacity, Seth provides overall strategic and operational oversight of IAC’s staff, member service programs, financial operations, and legislative advocacy. Seth is actively engaged in the legislature and serves as the organization’s chief lobbyist. Seth reports directly to the IAC Board of Directors.

  • Kristin Cundiff

    Director of Operations
  • Kristin Cundiff

    Director of Operations

    (208) 514-0403
    kcundiff@idcounties.org

    The Director of Operations is responsible for IAC’s financial management strategy and contributes to the development of the organization’s strategic goals.  In addition to the strategic components, the Director of Operations provides administrative and managerial services for major programs and activities of IAC.  Kristin also serves as the communications director – coordinating IAC’s website, major publications, social media and e-newsletter.

  • Amanda Pendleton

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Amanda Pendleton

    Chief Financial Officer

    (208) 345-9126, x267
    apendleton@idcounties.org

    As the Financial Officer of IAC, Amanda is responsible for all financial matters of the association.  As the CAT Financial Officer, Amanda is responsible for all revenue of the CAT Fund.  She processes, tracks and reports to the CAT Board all reimbursements and other revenue for the CAT Fund.

  • Mindy Linn

    Member Services Associate
  • Mindy Linn

    Member Services Associate

    (208) 514-0413
    mlinn@idcounties.org

    Mindy provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the organization. She’s often seen juggling multiple projects for IAC and the affiliate associations. Mindy is the staff liaison for the IAC Scholarship Fund.

  • Kelli Brassfield

    Policy Analyst
  • Kelli Brassfield

    Policy Analyst

    (208) 514-0369
    kbrassfield@idcounties.org

    As a Policy Analyst, Kelli assists in drafting proposed legislation, lobbying and presenting testimony before state legislative bodies. She also provides professional and technical services to various programs and activities of the association. Kelli is your resource for the Transportation, Environment, Energy and Land Use, and the Health and Human Services committees, as well as the Industrial Litigation and the Capital Crimes Defense Funds.

  • Tim Hibbard

    Policy Analyst
  • Tim Hibbard

    Policy Analyst

    208-514-0449
    thibbard@idcounties.org

    Tim carries out research to further IAC’s mission. He fills the statistical and data-driven component of IAC’s legislative advocacy, and enables IAC to provide sound and objective metrics to the legislature, IAC’s members, and the general public.

  • Kathryn Mooney

    Catastrophic Health Care Program Director
  • Kathryn Mooney

    Catastrophic Health Care Program Director

    (208) 345-1366
    kmooney@idcounties.org

    Kathryn is the Program Director for the CAT Fund, which is administered by IAC.  She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CAT Fund and the CAT Board of Directors that includes troubleshooting for counties with CAT Fund cases.  Kathryn also assists the chair of the CAT Board on legislative and other issues of importance to the CAT Fund.

  • Carolyn Carder

    CAT Case Manager
  • Carolyn Carder

    CAT Case Manager

    (208) 345-1366
    ccarder@idcounties.org

    Carolyn’s duties include case work from initial case review through the processing of payments of all medical bills received from the counties.  She also provides support on production issues and assists the counties with SCI scanning support.  She is the first point of contact on all case work and provides extensive customer support for providers and counties alike.

  • Shari Fernandez

    Event Coordinator
  • Shari Fernandez

    Event Coordinator

    208-345-9126, x269
    sfernandez@idcounties.org

    Shari is responsible for managing meeting and educational events for the Idaho Association of Counties, Idaho Sheriffs Association, Idaho Association of County Assessors, Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks, Idaho Association of Commissioners and Clerks, and the Idaho State Association of County Coroners.