In 2016, the AIC Bylaws were amended to require that nomination and election of AIC Board District Directors take place at the AIC Spring District Workshops. Article IV, Section 5 of the AIC Bylaws states:
Candidates for District Director shall be elected at each Spring District Meeting. The District Director whose term has not yet expired shall officiate at the Spring District Meeting and oversee the election of the new District Director. In the event that the terms of both District Directors are complete, the President will appoint an official for the Spring District Meeting to oversee the election. Each elected official present at the District Caucus is allowed one vote. Non-elected city employees are not allowed to vote. The presiding board member shall call for nominations. Elected officials not present, but eligible, may be nominated with prior consent of the nominee. Self-nominations are also allowed. After all nominations are made, each nominee may say a few words or may submit a brief written statement in support of his/her candidacy. After each nominee has had an opportunity to speak, votes shall be cast, either by voice or in writing. If there is a tie, the presiding District Director shall break the tie.
The primary reason for the Bylaw change was to allow more AIC member cities to participate in the nomination and election of AIC Board District Directors. To comply with the Bylaw changes, AIC has arranged for there to be District Caucus meetings at the conclusion of the upcoming AIC Spring District Workshops. We encourage elected officials to attend the AIC Spring District Workshops and participate in the District Caucus Meetings at the conclusion of the workshops.
The 2017 AIC Spring District Workshops (and associated District Caucus meetings) will take place at the following dates/locations:
District 1: Monday, May 1st at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn
District 2: Tuesday, May 2nd at the Moscow Best Western Plus University Inn
District 3: Monday, April 24th at the Nampa Civic Center
District 4: Tuesday, April 25th at the Best Western Burley Inn and Convention Center
District 5: Thursday, April 27th at the Chubbuck Idaho Central Credit Union Building
District 6: Wednesday, April 26th at the Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn
All Spring District Workshops will begin at 9:00 am and include lunch. The District Caucus meetings will begin at the conclusion of the workshops (likely between 2:30 and 3:00 pm). Registration for the 2017 AIC Spring District Workshops is $35.00. The agenda for the 2017 Spring District Workshops is available on the AIC website here: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/idahocities.org/resource/resmgr/spring_district/UPDATED_Agenda.pdf.
Training topics include a review of the 2017 Legislative Session, the municipal budgeting process, and local government bidding and procurement. Registrations can be made on the AIC website here: http://idahocities.org/?page=DistrictMeetings
Any city official may attend the district caucus portion of the . The members present from each district select the topics discussed. During the caucus an election must be held to select a director to represent the district on the AIC Board of Directors.
The AIC Board includes two elected officials from each district, with district directors serving alternating two-year terms. Normally, one district director is elected each year, unless the other district director position is vacant, in which case board members to fill both positions would be selected at the caucus. The district director whose term is not expiring serves as the Presiding District Director at the caucus. In the event that both director positions are vacant, then an Acting Presider is selected to fill that role.
The process of selecting district directors begins with the Presiding District Director calling for nominations. People not present, but eligible, may be nominated. Self-nominations are also allowed. After nominations have been made, each nominee may choose to say a few words.
Voting may be either by voice vote or written ballots. Each elected official present at the caucus is allowed one vote. For example, if the mayor and four councilmembers from one city are present, they each may cast one vote for a total of five votes from that city. Only elected officials are allowed to vote. The candidate receiving the most votes is elected. If there is a tie, the Presiding District Director shall break the tie.
2017 Presiding District Directors
District 1: Steve Widmyer—Mayor, Coeur d'Alene
District 2: Bill Lambert—Mayor, Moscow
District 3: Diana Thomas—Mayor, Weiser
District 3A: Genesis Milam—Councilmember, Meridian
District 4: Bruce Hossfeld—Mayor, Paul
District 5: Kevin England—Mayor, Chubbuck
District 6: Rebecca Casper—Mayor, Idaho Falls
Positions Up for Election
District 1: Vic Holmes―Mayor, Rathdrum
District 2: Bob Blakey―Councilmember, Lewiston
District 3: Darin Taylor―Mayor, Middleton
District 3A: Lauren McLean—Councilmember, Boise
District 4: Casey Andersen―Councilmember, Burley
District 5: Tom Jenkins―Councilmember, Malad
District 6: Tom Jewell―Mayor, Island Park