AIC Highlights Noteworthy People
Monday, November 23, 2015
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho cities around the state.
The City of Ammon and the City of Idaho Falls officially opened the new roadway and upgraded East 25th Street and Hitt Road intersection on November 9. The ceremony kicked off with remarks from Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham, Ammon City Councilmember Brad Christensen and Idaho Falls City Council President Mike Lehto. The ceremonial ribbon was then cut by making a symbolic left turn onto Hitt Road through the ribbon and then circling back around to the green space along the new corridor. The public was invited to attend.
Ketchum Mayor Nina Jonas won a “Surprise Award” from Blue Cross of Idaho for the October Mayor’s School Walking Challenge in Southwestern and Central Idaho. The $1,000 award will be donated to Hemingway Elementary School for new playground equipment. Totaling 328 miles (747,624 steps) for the month, Mayor Jonas walked with students during lunch recess on Wednesdays and to most of her appointments. She placed 7th in a total of 27 participants.
Tom Ancona has been named Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal in Ketchum. He succeeds Robbie Englehart, who retired.
Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd presented a Certificate of Recognition and a coveted city coin to Zachary Meyer for his beautiful work and winning submission in the Meridian Youth Farmers Market Logo Contest.
Warren Wilson was appointed Legal Services Director for the City of Post Falls at the November 3 City Council meeting. Wilson, who will oversee the newly formed Legal Services Department and the Prosecutor’s Office, is the first in-house attorney for the City and replaces the City’s contract attorney, John Cafferty.
The St. Maries City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Brian Thie as the City’s Prosecutor.
After nine years with the City of Twin Falls, Melinda Anderson has announced her resignation as the City’s Economic Development Director and Executive Director of the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency’s Board of Directors. Anderson has accepted a position as Economic Development Director for the City of Tualatin, Oregon. Her last day will be December 15.