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 …

County Spotlight: Ada County

Ada County is the largest county by population in Idaho, home to approximately 25% of the state’s population. Ada County is more than one thousand square miles of high desert beauty, peppered with foothills and a glistening river that winds through urban and rural landscapes. Ada County includes Idaho’s capital city Boise and it is …

Candidates for 2020-2021 IAC Board of Directors

According to the IAC Bylaws and the rotation schedule for elections, a coroner is eligible to run as the IAC 2nd Vice President (formerly Secretary/Treasurer) for the upcoming year (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021). Each candidate completed an application so they could share a little about themselves and why they are interested in …

RSVP to Attend IAC Virtual Meetings and EXPO

Due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, IAC was forced to cancel the 2020 IAC Annual Conference scheduled for September 28-30 at the Boise Centre. However, there is still association business that needs to be taken care of. To handle elections, legislative resolutions, and provide an opportunity to engage with IAC sponsors and exhibitors, …

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