The clerks across the state met in Moscow, Idaho for their 2020 IACRC Annual Conference. There was a great turnout amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The group started their conference with a moderated discussion on the lessons learned from COVID-19. Questions asked were: what was the hardest thing for you, what did you learn, what would you do differently, what did you like, and what has changed in your life? It was very clear that COVID-19 has changed the lives of every clerk and citizen in Idaho.
Although COVID-19 is everywhere, the clerks took plenty of time to learn and discuss other issues and topics. There were presentations from the Secretary of State’s office, the Idaho State Tax Commission, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Idaho Public Defense Commission, and Idaho County Risk Management Program (ICRMP). Discussions during these presentations covered issues around Tenex (SOS’s new voter registration program), communication between the local clerks and state agencies, and how to report new funding on L-2s.
During the conference, the new officers were sworn in. There was one nomination for the IACRC Secretary/Treasurer. The new officers are as follows: Henrianne Westberg, president; Sharee Sprague, vice president; and Lon Colton, secretary/treasurer. Kristina Glascock will serve on IACRC’s Executive Committee as the immediate past president.
The conference was a great educational success with a dash of fun and socially distant networking. Golf, trap shooting, and a tour of the University of Idaho were on the agenda. These opportunities make for great collaboration and networking for a better, more consistent system across the state of Idaho.