Idaho Commission for Reapportionment Approves Congressional & Legislative District Maps

The Idaho Commission for Reapportionment unanimously approved a new legislative district map and approved a new congressional district map on a 4-2 vote. If upheld, the maps will determine legislative and congressional districts for the 2022 primary election. A detailed legislative district map can be accessed by clicking here. The congressional district map can be …

Counties on the Clock to Sign Off on Idaho Opioid Settlement Intrastate Allocation Agreement

Over the last several years, the State of Idaho, 18 counties, and five cities have been involved in litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The litigants recently announced a settlement agreement which will result in up to $120 million in funds being allocated to the state, counties, eligible cities, and public health districts. The total …

Property Tax Relief Determined to be Counties’ Policy Priority

The IAC Legislative Committee met in downtown Boise on November 3 to discuss and determine policy priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The eight policies up for consideration were proposed by various IAC committees and were debated and voted on by the full membership at the IAC annual conference in September. The Legislative Committee was …

IAC Executive Committee on the Move for Strategic Planning

The IAC Executive Committee traveled to McCall in late October to discuss what’s on the horizon for IAC in 2022. The long-term strategy meeting was the first for Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz and Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens in their new executive positions, IAC President and First Vice President, respectively. Immediate Past President Kathy …

ADVANCING LEADERSHIP FOR NEWLY ELECTED COUNTY OFFICIALS

As a newly elected official, you know the importance of your work and the work of county leaders. You also know the stark reality of needing to do more with less and to maintain alignment of your resources, supporting county employees, and encouraging your community to hang tough in this time of uncertainty. There is …

Help Steer IAC Policies in the Right Direction: Join a Committee

It’s that time when county elected officials can choose to participate in IAC steering committees for the coming year. IAC members should have received an email with an invitation to sign up for up to two of the groups. Those currently serving on committees who would like to remain on theirs or select new ones …

2021-2022 IAC Executive Board Members Sworn in at Annual Conference

During IAC’s Annual Conference in September, the election and installation ceremony for the organization’s 2021-2022 board of directors took place. Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk, took her position as Immediate Past President while Chris Goetz, Clearwater County Sheriff, accepted his new role of IAC President. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens was installed as the First …

IAC Honors Belated 2020 Award Recipients at Annual Conference

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) recently organized for its Annual Conference where it held its yearly awards presentation. Due to the cancellation of the Annual Conference in 2020, the 2020 award recipients were honored at this year’s Annual Conference. The 2021 Mills-Adler and Syd Duncombe awards will be presented at the 2022 IAC Midwinter …

Idaho Association of Counties’ 2021 Annual Conference Hailed a Success

The Idaho Association of Counties’ (IAC) Annual Conference resumed for the first time since 2019 at the Boise Centre in the heart of downtown from September 27 to September 29. The three-day conference brought county officials from across the state together for an educational and collaborative event that featured hands-on workshops, presentations by subject-matter experts, …

Idaho Association of County Assessors Installs New Leadership for 2021-2022

After being unable to meet in person for nearly two years, the Idaho Association of County Assessors (IACA) gathered in Salmon, Idaho for their annual conference in late August. It was a great opportunity to meet and learn with both new and returning assessors. The final evening featured a dinner and installment ceremony where the …