AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Friday, October 23, 2015
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.
The 2015 Caldwell Youth Forum, held on September 16 at the College of Idaho, was attended by 52 high school students and staff from four area high schools. The theme was “Don’t be a bystander” and was primarily funded by local businesses. Discovering that they face many of the same challenges and are more alike than different, students who attended the event shared individual challenges and talked about people who inspire them.
The Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Department hosted the First Annual Great Pumpkin Cross Bike Race & Festival on October 23. The race was geared for all ages and experience levels, so the whole family was able to participate. The Idaho Falls Youth Hockey Association provided various pumpkin-related activities as well.
The Third Annual Blue Goose Cyclocross will be hosted by the Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Department on November 7. The cyclocross is a bicycle race held over a cross-country course featuring hills, turns and sometimes muddy terrain that occasionally requires a rider to carry the bicycle over and around other obstacles.
The City of Ketchum’s slogan “Small Town, Big Life” has been registered as a trademark with the State and will soon be nationally.
The City of Post Falls was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2014. This is the 17th consecutive year Post Falls has been honored with the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
GFOA awarded the Popular Annual Financial Report for Citizens (PAFR) to the City of Post Falls for the sixth year. The PAFR is a condensed, user-friendly guide to the City’s financial statements presented in the CAFR. The PAFR is recognized as readily accessible and easily understandable to the general public and interested parties that do not necessarily have a background in public finance.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality provided free nitrate testing for owners of private wells in the Twin Falls area on October 17 at the Magic Valley Health Fair.
The City of Twin Falls has started the process of digitally mapping and analyzing all streets and related assets within the city limits. The process is part of ongoing efforts by the City to make more data-driven decisions in addressing infrastructure needs.
The City of Twin Falls recently updated its cycling code to eliminate confusion and be consistent with State code.