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 …

2020 General Election Results

The results are in! IAC has compiled a list of the results for the county candidates for the general election: https://indd.adobe.com/view/b12a6335-2cec-4f99-ac37-5bb5028bc11b. Results for all Idaho races can be found on the Idaho Secretary of State’s website: https://www.livevoterturnout.com/Idaho/LiveResults/1/en/Index_113.html.

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) which raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. According to GCN.com, cyberattacks on state and local governments have risen almost 50% since 2017. How can you keep your county safe? Think about your passwords We all know it’s best to use a complicated password. Preferably …

2021 Scholarship Application Now Available

Are you a county elected official or county employee with a child or grandchild who is a senior in high school this year or currently attending college? If so, please invite them to apply for one of our IAC Scholarships. Seven recipients will receive $1,000 scholarships. The IAC Scholarship Fund was created in 1996 to …

Idaho Association of Counties elects new leadership for 2020-2021

Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County, took office on October 1 as the president of the Idaho Association of Counties (IAC). Ackerman and the new IAC officers were installed at IAC’s annual business meeting on September 30. The association held its annual business meeting virtually through GoToWebinar. Ackerman serves as the Idaho County Clerk, a position she’s …

IAC Annual Business Meeting

It’s not too late to get registered for IAC’s Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 am MT/9:00 am PT! Business Meeting – Register Now! We’ll hear from the current IAC President Jerry White, vote for IAC’s next 2nd Vice President, vote on our legislation resolution, draw for prizes from our exhibitor passports …

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