Resources for an Even Safer Idaho

Resources for an Even Safer Idaho: An Open Invitation to Connect with the U.S. Attorney’s Office By Josh Hurwit, United States Attorney for the District of Idaho I joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2012 as an Assistant United States Attorney because I wanted to contribute to public safety in a place that was home …

2023 IACC Annual Conference Recap

The Idaho Association of Commissioners & Clerks (IACC) gathered in Moscow, Idaho, from June 6 – 8 for their 2023 Annual Conference. The conference kicked off with the Opening Session and welcome remarks from Owyhee County Clerk Angie Barkell, followed by an ethics presentation from Nez Perce County Clerk Patty Weeks and a discussion on …

2023 Spring County Officials Institute Recap

The 2023 Spring County Officials Institute (COI) has wrapped with four trainings taking place around the state during the month of May. IAC Policy Staff traveled to Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Coeur d’Alene, and Boise to provide Idaho’s county elected officials and county staff a comprehensive review of the 2023 Legislative Session and training on …

Submitting Your Proposed Legislative Resolutions for 2024

With summer affiliate conferences just around the corner, here’s a quick reminder about the process to submit a proposed resolution to IAC for consideration for inclusion in the 2024 resolution packet. You can access the 2024 Resolution Template here. The first page of the template includes all of IAC’s guidelines for proposed resolutions. The second …

2023 ISA & IJAA Spring Conference Recap

The Idaho Sheriffs Association (ISA) and the Idaho Jail Administrators Association (IJAA) held their 2023 Spring Conference at the Sun Valley Resort from May 9 – 11. The event drew sheriffs, jail administrators, and deputies from around Idaho for presentations and training from subject matter experts, roundtable discussions, business meetings, committee reports, awards, and more. …

Idaho County Officials Travel to Utah for 2023 WIR Conference

By Skip Brandt, Idaho County Commissioner, WIR Representative Idaho county elected officials and IAC Executive Director Seth Grigg traveled to St. George, Utah, this May to attend the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2023 Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference. This event brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing …

2023 IAC Salary & Benefits Survey Now Available

The 2023 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, …

Idaho’s County Staff Graduate from NACo Leadership Academy

IAC is thrilled to join the National Association of Counties (NACo) in celebrating the accomplishments of Idaho’s county staff members who completed the NACo Leadership Academy this January. They contribute to more than 6,000 graduates and current participants from across the country benefitting from the 12-week online program, which enables existing and emerging county leaders …

IACT Hosts New Treasurer Training April 2023

By Sabrina Young, Washington County Treasurer and Tanna Beal, Bingham County Treasurer The Idaho Association of County Treasurers (IACT) provides an effective communication network and is a source of education for county treasurers while promoting integrity, credibility, and professionalism. To support this commitment, IACT provides ongoing educational programs that promote the professional execution of the …

House Bill 236 and Next Steps

Governor Little recently held a ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 236, capping off a two-session process to transition from a county-based public defense system to a state-based public defense system. While House Bill 236 was actually signed in March, the Governor wanted to recognize the efforts of county officials and public defenders in coming …