Idaho County Members Visit California for 2024 WIR Conference

By Steve Smith, Custer County Commissioner County elected officials and staff from Idaho ventured to Mariposa County, California, to participate in the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2024 Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference. The event, held May 7 – 10 at the Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park, brought together county officials from across the …

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 …

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), …

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 Counties Brave Texas Heat for 2023 NACo Annual Conference in Austin

Several of Idaho’s county elected officials, county staff, and four members of Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) staff traveled to Austin, Texas, to attend the 2023 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference & Exposition July 21 to July 24 at the Austin Convention Center. The event attracted county members and state associations from across …

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 …

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 to show …

2023 IAC Midwinter Legislative Conference Recap

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) hosted its 2023 Midwinter Legislative Conference at the Riverside Hotel in Boise from January 30 – February 2. The four-day conference brought Idaho’s county elected officials, county staff, affiliate agencies, and IAC Corporate Partners like Blue Cross of Idaho, Western States Cat, Enterprise Fleet Management, and more together for …

Idaho County Officials Travel to DC for 2023 NACo Legislative Conference

By Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk The National Association of Counties (NACo) held their 2023 Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton in DC from February 11-14. As your NACo Board Representative, here are a few key takeaways from this year’s conference: Idaho was well-represented at the conference by Seth Grigg, IAC Executive Director; Commissioners Tom …

Idaho County Clerk Travels to Illinois for Fall NACo Board Meeting

By Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk The Fall National Association of Counties (NACo) Board Meeting and Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Symposium was held just outside of Chicago from December 1-3. Since there are no counties in Idaho large enough to be included in LUCC, it is important for Idaho to be represented on the …