2021 IAC Salary & Benefits Survey Now Available

The 2021 IAC Salary and Benefits Survey is now available for electronic download. IAC surveyed all 44 counties and a total of 43 counties participated in this year’s survey. The electronic survey is available in an excel spreadsheet so that our members can use the data how they see fit. If you find any errors, …

What to Watch: Week of February 22

Keep an eye on House Bill 149 which extends the sunset date on the Coronavirus Limited Immunity Act that was passed in the 2020 Special Session. The sunset date would be changed from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022. This bill was introduced early last week and will likely receive a full hearing later …

What to Watch: Week of February 15

Property Tax Chairman Rice introduced Senate Bill 1108 late last week in the Senate Local Government and tax. This is the latest bill to address property taxes. This bill will be heard in committee on Thursday, February 18th.  The framework for this bill provides much more flexibility for local governments than the 4% cap in …

From the Executive Director: Week of February 15

The Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee will hear Senate Bill 1108 on Thursday at 3:00 pm MST. The IAC Legislative Committee has been reviewing the bill and will take a position tomorrow. Senate Bill 1108 is much better than Senate Bill 1021 or 1048, but there will still be a fiscal impact on local …

Member Portal – Risk Management on Demand… Coming Soon!

ICRMP strives to develop new ways and methods to assist members with the challenges they face as governmental entities. One of our newest developments is the creation of a “members only” portal on our website. This portal will allow members to access a learning management system for online trainings and policy reviews, provide access to …

Congratulations to Idaho’s Graduates from the NACo Leadership Academy

Nine Idaho county staff and elected officials participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-long county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. Across the country, over 2,800 county employees have participated in NACo’s Leadership Academy. Idaho county staff and elected officials to complete the Academy are: Shelly Blackner, Butte County …

Around the State – Property Taxes Down; Values Up

By Alan Dornfest, Property Tax Bureau Chief, Property Tax Division, Idaho State Tax Commission Idaho property taxes totaled $1.931 billion for tax year 2020. This represented a decrease of $104.5 million or 5.1% in comparison to the amount levied in 2019. There were three causes of this decrease: $117.6 million reduction due to pass through of Governor’s …

NACo Board of Directors Annual Business Meeting

On December 4th, 2020, the National Association of Counties (NACo) held its annual business meeting for the NACo Board of Directors.  The meeting was called to order by Honorable Gary Moore, President of NACo.  This meeting is usually held in the state and county of the current president but was held virtually this year due to …

Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge Begins Thursday

The 10th Annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge begins Thursday, Dec. 10. This fundraiser assists 80 nonprofits that manage the day-to-day work of connecting Idahoans to safe, stable, and affordable housing.  These critical nonprofits need your help now more than ever. Through Dec. 31, donors can direct their tax-deductible gifts to one or more nonprofit …

NACo High Performance Leadership Academy

We would like to take this time to acknowledge the 27 Idaho county elected officials and staff members who participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-line county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. Across the country, 2,295 county employees have participated. To learn more about the Academy, visit the NACo …

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