IAC promotes county interests, advocates good public policy on behalf of Idaho counties and provides education and training to assist Idaho county officials in performance of public service.
Be the most trusted source for county government policy information and the leading source of knowledge for county officials.
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.
Meet the Staff
Daniel G. Chadwick
Executive Director and General Counsel
As the Executive Director of IAC, Dan leads day-to-day office operations and reports directly to the IAC Board of Directors. His responsibility to IAC takes him to all IAC meetings and most affiliate, district, WIR, NACo, and other regional and national meetings. Dan is a licensed Idaho attorney and can provide legal assistance to counties when requested.
Director of Operations
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Director of Government Affairs
As the Director of Government Affairs, Teresa is responsible for the staff members working on the association’s policy issues. She drafts proposed legislation, lobbies and provides testimony before state legislative bodies. She provides professional and technical services for various programs-activities of the association. Teresa is your resource for the Justice and Public Safety, the Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Public Lands committees, as well as, the Natural Resource Litigation and the Capital Crimes Defense Funds. Teresa is a licensed Idaho attorney and can provide legal assistance to counties when requested.
Mindy is responsible for managing all meeting and educational events for the Idaho Association of Counties, the Idaho Association of Commissioners and Clerks, the Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks, the Idaho Emergency Managers Association and the Idaho Association of County Assessors. Mindy is the staff liaison for the IAC Scholarship Fund.
Catastrophic Health Care Program Director
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.
CAT Case Manager
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.
Government Affairs Associate
As a Governmental Affairs Associate, 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.