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Oct 14

Idaho Local Government Center Opens Its Doors and New Opportunities

Posted on October 14, 2015 at 9:37 AM by Kristin Cundiff

On Tuesday, September 29th, after more than a year of planning and construction, we cut the ribbon on the Local Government Center, alongside the Association of Idaho Cities, Idaho Association of Highway Districts, Idaho Sheriffs’ Association and ICRMP. The second floor of the ICRMP building is now home to all four of the associations, as well as various conference and meeting rooms, equipped with the latest technology. The Local Government Center is a huge step for inter-governmental cooperation and collaboration in Idaho and we are excited to see what all can be accomplished together. We hope you can stop by and let us show you around the Local Government Center next time you’re in the neighborhood!



Pictured left to right:

Vaughn Killeen - Idaho Sheriffs’ Association Executive Director,

Dan Chadwick - Idaho Association of Counties Executive Director,

Rick Ferguson – ICRMP Executive Director,

Seth Grigg – Association of Idaho Cities Executive Director,

Stuart Davis – Idaho Association of Highway Districts Executive Director

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.