Hidden Gems: Celebrate National County Government Month this April

Help us celebrate National County Government Month by showcasing your county’s hidden gems all month long!   National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of county government. We invite you to take this opportunity to promote the important programs and services your county offers. You can use social media platforms …

2024 Directory of County Elected Officials Now Available

IAC’s 2024 Directory of County Elected Officials is now available! Published annually, this directory is a valuable resource for those looking to reach Idaho’s nearly 400 county elected officials, hundreds of county staff, and members of affiliate organizations. The directory provides the contact information and office locations for all 396 county officials. Additionally, the directory …

Idaho’s County Members Visit Washington, D.C., for 2024 NACo Legislative Conference

By Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk and NACo Board Member Idaho was well represented at the 2024 National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference held in Washington, D.C., February 10-13. The conference was attended by Kathy Ackerman (Idaho County), Skip Brandt (Idaho County), Denis Duman (Idaho County), Vic Pearson (Franklin County), Jeff Hough (Bannock County), …

IAC’s Premier Event Unites County Officials and State Legislators

By Jessica Roth and Gracee Gorrell, IAC’s Communications Team The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) hosted its 2024 Midwinter Legislative Conference at the Boise Centre from January 29th to February 1st. The conference united county elected officials and county staff, local government entities, state employees, and Idaho’s legislators. “The Midwinter Legislative Conference is IAC’s biggest …

Idaho State Association of County Coroners Meets for 2024 Midwinter Conference

The Idaho State Association of County Coroners (ISACC) met at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho, for their 2024 Midwinter Conference February 1-2. The first day of the conference kicked off with welcome and introductions from Pamela Garlock, ISACC President and Boise County Coroner. Attendees then received training from subject matter experts on psychological autopsies, …

IAC Welcomes New Communications Specialist and Policy Intern

IAC is pleased to welcome its two newest employees to the team: Gracee Gorrell and Chase Christensen. Gracee joins IAC as a full-time Communications and Events Specialist – a new role created to support the organization’s robust outreach and event-planning efforts. Grace is a recent graduate of Boise State University (BSU) who earned her bachelor’s …

2023 ISA & IJAA Annual Conference Recap

By Chris Goetz, ISA Immediate Past President & Clearwater County Sheriff The Idaho Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) and the Idaho Jail Administrators Association (IJAA) had a full agenda at their 2023 Annual Conference held in Boise December 11-14. The conference kicked off with a Board of Directors meeting and welcome reception on Monday night and got …

Idaho Association of County Assessors Holds 2023 Fall Meeting

By Justin Baldwin, Gooding County Assessor The Idaho Association of County Assessors (IACA) met in Boise on December 5, 2023 for their annual fall meeting. While not directly involved in the collection of taxes, much of the discussion of the assessors revolved around the difficulty of the recent tax drive and how this was exacerbated …

Idaho County Officials Travel to Minnesota for NACo Board Meeting

By Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk The National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors meeting was held November 30 through December 2 in Ramsey County, St. Paul, Minnesota—the home of NACo President Mary Jo McGuire. The Idaho attendees were Carol Moehrle, North Central Public Health/National Association of County and City Health Officials; Vic Pearson, …

Idaho County Officials and Staff Meet in Nampa for 2023 Fall County Officials Institute

The 2023 Fall County Officials Institute (COI) kicked off with the first training taking place in Nampa, Idaho, on Thursday, November 9th. The training was conducted by Seth Grigg, IAC’s Executive Director, and Sara Westbrook, IAC’s Director of Government Affairs. Both covered topics on Conflicts of Interest, Local Governance in Idaho, and Intergovernmental Coordination. Washington …