From the Executive Director – Week of January 22, 2024

22 Jan 2024, by Seth Grigg Share :

We are one week out from IAC’s largest annual event: the IAC Midwinter Legislative Conference. The timing of the conference is perfect this year, as things begin to heat up in the Statehouse. We’re also holding the conference downtown at the Boise Center for the first time; an easy four blocks from the Idaho Capitol. This should allow for more convenient access to legislative committee meetings, connecting with your legislators, and networking with fellow county officials. As you prepare to come into town, please connect with your legislators and arrange to meet up with them while you’re in Boise. While you’re in Boise:

– If your IAC district is hosting a breakfast or social, personally invite your legislators to attend

– Reach out to your legislator and ask them to connect with you at the events legislative reception on Wednesday evening

– Take you legislator to dinner

– Schedule a meeting with your legislators in their offices (most legislators now have private offices making it easier to meet with them in the Statehouse)

– Invite your legislators to attend a session of the conference with you

In order to prepare for next week’s conference, please check out the following resources:

IAC Legislative Bill Tracker

IAC Legislative Action Guide

How a Bill Becomes Law

I look forward to seeing everyone next week as we work together to advance the interests of Idaho’s counties in solving challenges that help make Idaho the great state it is.