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Oct 01

Idaho Association of Counties hosts its Annual Conference in Boise

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 2:12 PM by Kristin Cundiff

The Idaho Association of Counties hosted its annual conference from September 28-30 in Ada County.  This conference attracted more than 200 attendees, including county assessors, clerks, coroners, commissioners, prosecuting attorneys, sheriffs and treasurers from around the state of Idaho.  

This year’s conference was held at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise.  This year’s keynote presenters were Troy Simmons, Vice President from the Nationwide Retirement Institute; Lawrence Wasden, Idaho’s Attorney General; Dr. Emilia Istrate, Director of Research for the National Association of Counties (NACo); and Dr. Stephanie Witt from Boise State University.  In addition to the keynote presentation, conference registrants attended workshops, committee meetings and roundtable discussions during their time at the conference.

IAC members also met to discuss and set policy resolutions that will comprise the IAC 2016 Legislative Priority Package.  Half of the membership present at the IAC Annual Conference must support a resolution before it advances to the organization’s Legislative Committee.  The IAC business meeting on Wednesday morning saw the adoption of the FY16 Budget, as well as electing new officers: President Robert McQuade, Ada County Assessor; Vice President Bill Thompson, Latah County Prosecuting Attorney; Secretary/Treasurer Donna Peterson, Payette County Treasurer; and Immediate Past President Len Humphries, Fremont County Sheriff.  For more information on the Idaho Association of Counties, visit their website at

Sep 02

Idaho Association of Counties Announces Scholarship Awards

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 10:23 AM by Kristin Cundiff

Idaho Association of Counties announces the 2015 recipients of the IAC Scholarship.  Seven Idaho students have received a $1000 scholarship from the Idaho Association of Counties.  They are:
  • Brandon Bowen, a Freshman at University of Idaho;
  • Aspen Jared, a Sophomore at University of Idaho;
  • Lucia Carbajal, a Sophomore at Arizona State University;
  • Tamara Satterwhite, a Freshman at College of Southern Idaho;
  • Kenadie Krell, a Freshman at College of Southern Idaho;
  • Shania Fitte, a Freshman at Boise State University; and 
  • Adriane McGuire, a Freshman at College of Southern Idaho.
IAC has been giving scholarships to children of county employees and to the children or grandchildren of county elected officials for seventeen years.  County elected officials and employees contribute annually to the IAC Scholarship Fund through personal donations and other fundraising efforts such as auctions.  With the extraordinary efforts of the county elected officials, employees and corporate sponsors, the fund went from two scholarship awarded in the first year to seven this year.  Final selection was made from a pool of 59 applicants.
Aug 23

Fire / Hazards Map

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 3:31 PM by Mindy Linn


We have launched a Fire/Hazards Map at:

(This map and other parcel related maps are at: )


This is a live data feed and 24 hour updated information – Satellite Thermal feed; red, Fire Agencies data feed; green triangles, Fire Area Boundaries; yellow outlines.

(the layer information and legend information can be seen by clicking on the symbols in the upper right corner)

Specific parcel data can be seen for the counties that are part of the County/State parcel project.  As you zoom in, more detail is displayed.  By clicking on areas more detail is also displayed.



For questions and more details contact:

Bill Farnsworth

State of Idaho - GIO

208 332-1878 (w)

208 863-9039 (c)