IAC District 5 Tours International Machinery Manufacturing Facility During Meeting

County officials and legislators from across Southeastern Idaho gathered in Bingham County on Thursday, April 18, to discuss the 2024 legislative session and how to lead with emotional intelligence. Bingham County Commissioner Eric Jackson arranged for the group to meet at Spudnik Equipment in Blackfoot, Idaho, for a private tour. Spudnik, a local agricultural equipment …

IAC District 1 Meeting Recap – April 2024

By: Benjamin Allen, Shoshone County Prosecuting Attorney, IAC District 1 Chairman The IAC District 1 meeting was held April 12th in Coeur d’Alene, with elected officials from all five northern counties participating. The legislative committee chair, Luke Omodt, commended IAC for its proactiveness during the legislative session, and IAC Executive Director Seth Grigg recapped a …

IAC District 3 Meeting Recap – April 2024

The IAC District 3 meeting was held in Adams County on April 10th, 2024. The meeting offered a place for District 3 affiliates to discuss county issues and solutions. Payette County Sheriff Andy Creech called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call. Sara Westbrook, IAC’s Director of Government Affairs, presented …

Three IAC District Meetings Scheduled This April

IAC District Meetings serve as a great resource to Idaho’s county officials. Attendees can gather ideas regarding best practices, receive updates on regional, state, and federal issues, and strengthen relationships through networking. All county elected officials are encouraged to attend their districts’ respective meetings to help them stay actively engaged and up-to-date on the latest …

Idaho County Officials and Staff Meet in Nampa for 2023 Fall County Officials Institute

The 2023 Fall County Officials Institute (COI) kicked off with the first training taking place in Nampa, Idaho, on Thursday, November 9th. The training was conducted by Seth Grigg, IAC’s Executive Director, and Sara Westbrook, IAC’s Director of Government Affairs. Both covered topics on Conflicts of Interest, Local Governance in Idaho, and Intergovernmental Coordination. Washington …

IAC Honors Award Recipients at 2023 Annual Conference

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) hosted its 2023 Annual Conference in Downtown Boise this September. One of the many highlights of the event was the awards presentation to honor distinguished county elected officials. The Mills-Adler Award is given to officials from various affiliate associations for their dedication and significant contributions to their counties. The …

2023 Western States Association Staff Meet-Up Recap

The 2023 Western States Association Staff Meet-Up was hosted this August in Sacramento by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). The annual event brings together state-based county association staff from western states to discuss issues and best practices regarding communications, policy, finance, and administration relevant to the associations. The resources and shared-knowledge gained at …

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 …