Idaho Association of County Assessors Holds 111th Annual Conference

By Justin Baldwin, Gooding County Assessor Assessors from across the state of Idaho gathered among the pine-shrouded hills of Kellogg for the 111th annual conference of the Idaho Association of County Assessors (IACA). Shoshone County Assessor Jerry White welcomed the attendees to his county. He explained, the county was formed in 1861 and the main …

Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks Holds 2023 Annual Conference

By Lon Colton, Oneida County Clerk The Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks (IACRC) gathered in Salmon, Idaho, August 15 through August 17 for their 2023 Annual Conference. Meetings were held in the Lynch Center where 30 of Idaho’s 44 county clerks were able to attend and participate in discussions on elections, budget manual …

Idaho Association of County Treasurers Holds 98th Annual Conference in McCall

By Tanna Beal, Bingham County Treasurer The Idaho Association of County Treasurers (IACT) had the pleasure of meeting for their Annual Conference in beautiful McCall, Idaho, August 7-10. District 3 treasurers did a wonderful job of hosting the association. The 43 treasurers in attendance enjoyed a lively dinner cruise around the lake with scenic views …

Idaho’s First Digital Government Summit Recap

Idaho’s First Digital Government Summit was held on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Boise Centre. The event was created to bring industry experts, government stakeholders, and digital leaders together for meaningful discussions on Idaho’s technological challenges and solutions. “We need the ability to engage and the Digital Government Summit gives us that opportunity when …

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 …

IAC Announces 2023 Scholarship Award Recipients

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) has named the 2023 recipients of the IAC Scholarship. After a competitive review process, seven students from across the state of Idaho were selected from a pool of 57 applicants to each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the IAC Scholarship Fund. Award Recipients: -Miles Taylor, Senior, Coeur d’Alene Charter …

Reemployment of Retired Public Safety Officers

From PERSI, the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho Senate Bill 1054 was passed by the Idaho Legislature and signed by the Governor on March 20, 2023. This legislation becomes effective July 1, 2023 and amends Idaho Code §59-1356 to allow for the reemployment of certain retired members. Under Idaho Code §59-1356(6) a retired member may return to …

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 …