Are you new to IAC? Are you a veteran member who has served in office for a while? Either way, we need you. Each of you brings something unique to the table through your various life experiences. Please sign up for two of our five steering committees to get involved and stay in-the-know about policy decisions happening here in Idaho.
The five committees are Health & Human Services, Intergovernmental Affairs, Justice & Public Safety, Public Lands, and Transportation. Each committee is led by a chair and vice chair selected by the IAC President each year. These committees are made up of county elected officials from across the state. Please note 2020 IAC steering committee members DO NOT automatically stay on committees for the next year. All members will need to complete this form to sign up or remain on committees. December 31, 2020, is the deadline to sign up for 2021 committees, so sign up today! Here is a breakdown of the focus of each IAC steering committee.
The Health and Human Services Committee is responsible for all matters relating to county involvement in medical indigency and county welfare, health care delivery and health care financing which includes local public health programs, behavioral health social services, health care for the uninsured, long-term care, Medicaid and Medicare.
This committee is chaired by Joe Larsen, Cassia County Clerk and vice chaired by Glenda Poston, Boundary County Clerk. Kelli Brassfield is the IAC staff liaison for the committee.
The Intergovernmental Affairs Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to financial resources of counties, federal assistance, municipal borrowing, county revenues, grants, mandates and self-determination. In addition, the committee is responsible for matters pertaining to issues dealing with county structure, procedures, management, intergovernmental relations, elections, liability costs, insurance and maintaining a line of communication between the counties, cities, state and federal governments, thereby providing a forum for discussion of ideas and issues of mutual concern.
This committee is chaired by Phil McGrane, Ada County Clerk and vice chaired by Denis Duman, Idaho County Commissioner. Sara Westbrook is the IAC staff liaison for this committee.
The Justice and Public Safety Committee is responsible for all matters relating to criminal justice and public safety including, but not limited to, law enforcement, courts, corrections, firearm control, criminal justice planning, crime prevention, common law, and civil law matters, public safety communications, jails, juvenile corrections and delinquency prevention.
This committee is chaired by Len Humphries, Fremont County Sheriff and vice chaired by Bill Thompson, Latah County Prosecutor. Kelli Brassfield is the IAC staff liaison for the committee.
The Public Lands Committee is responsible for all matters relating to federal and state-owned public lands, including tax immunity problems, federal and state land management programs, natural resources, endangered species and all matters relating to Native Americans residing within the state of Idaho.
Wayne Butts, Custer County Commissioner chairs this committee. Jeff Connolly, Bonner County Commissioner is the co-chair. Tim Hibbard is the IAC staff liaison for the committee.
The Transportation Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to transportation planning, highway finance, highway safety, airport development and aviation concerns, railroads and other modes of transportation and improvements.
Doug Zenner, Nez Perce County Commissioner chairs the committee and Jacob Greenberg, Blaine County Commissioner serves as the vice chair. Sara Westbrook is the staff liaison for the committee.