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 …

Idaho Redistricting Commissioners Hit the Road

The Idaho Redistricting Commission just finished its second week of redistricting meetings. During the first meeting, Bart Davis, former U.S. Attorney and former Senate Majority leader, and Dan Schmidt, former Latah County Coroner and Senator, were selected as the co-chairs of the committee. The redistricting commissioners received in-depth training regarding how to use the mapping …

IAC Staff Attends Western States Association Meeting

IAC Staff Sara Westbrook and Kristin Cundiff attended the Western States Association Staff Meeting hosted by the New Mexico Association of Counties in Santa Fe, NM from August 26-27, 2021. Representatives from six state associations, including Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington, discussed best practices, procedures and strategies for topics like conferences, current …

Idaho Association of County Treasurers Elects New Leadership for 2021-2022

This past August, the Idaho Association of County Treasurers (IACT) held their annual meeting along the banks of the beautiful Snake River in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The three-day conference was a welcome reprieve from nearly two years of digital conferences and phone meetings. Friends and colleagues gathered to share stories, discuss new legislation and attend …

The Property Taxes & Revenue Expenditures Study Committee Holds First Interim Meeting

The Property Taxes and Revenue Expenditures Study Committee held its first interim meeting on Friday, August 27, in Boise. Information about the interim committee including committee members, agenda topics and materials (coming soon) can be found here. The interim committee listened to an update from the State Controller’s Office regarding the implementation of House Bill …

Redrawing of Idaho’s Legislative Districts Set to Begin

Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment has been officially organized by Secretary of State Lawerence Denney. The Commission is an independent, bipartisan committee formed every 10 years to redraw Idaho’s congressional and legislative district boundaries. The Committee is composed of three democrats and three republicans with the sign off of at least four commissioners necessary for …

Opioid Settlement Update: Deadlines, Incentives

In 2017, counties nationwide brought lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies for supplying large quantities of opioids and selling them through deceptive marketing campaigns. The health and financial tolls of the national opioid drug epidemic prompted the lawsuits. Across the country, states are beginning to reach settlements on opioid litigation. These settlements, if agreed and adopted, …

NACo Provides One-Stop Shop for ARPA Fund Grant Opportunities

Did you know that in addition to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars directly distributed to counties, there are other funding pots that counties are eligible to apply for? You may be wondering what funding sources are available to citizens in your county and what direct assistance is securable for businesses, families and individuals. …

Legislative Council Establishes Summer Interim Committees

The Legislative Council met on Tuesday, July 13th to formalize interim committees. Due to the extended legislative session, interim committees will begin meeting later than in previous years. In total, the Legislative Council authorized seven interim committees and two study committees. IAC will monitor four of the committees: – Committee on Federalism – Committee on …

Redistricting Commission Appointments Complete

Every 10 years, Idaho legislative districts are required to readjust based on the latest census by a redistricting commission made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. The committee members are chosen by the Senate Pro Tem, Speaker of the House, Idaho Republican Party Chair, Senate Minority Leader, House Minority Leader and the Idaho Democrat …

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