AIC Highlights Noteworthy People
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho cities around the state.
Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis spoke to first grade students and parents Wednesday night at the 1st Annual Blackfoot Saves open house.
Idaho Falls Police Department Officer Blaine Reed was presented with the department’s “Life Saving” award for performing CPR on a man who overdosed on heroin. Reed was also lauded for his follow-up envestigation of the situation, which led to drug-related arrests.
Ketchum Mayor Nina Jonas joined students and families on May 20 for Bike to School (and Work) Day, biking from the city’s YMCA to Hemingway School together. City employees also biked to work in observance of the event.
The Idaho Press Club presented as award for the city’s newsletter to Ketchum Mayor Nina Jonas.
Joyce Green, a local Meridian resident and eight-year volunteer for the Initial Point Gallery at Meridian City Hall, has been distinguished as an American Watercolor Society signature member, a very special honor in the art world. Joyce is one of only two Idahoans to ever receive this recognition.
Third District Court Judge Christopher Nye ruled the City of New Meadows has control over who prosecutes misdemeanor crimes committed in the city, writing in his decision that state laws “make it abundantly clear that the city may employ counsel of its choice to prosecute the disputed criminal cases.” The decision was a blow to County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Faulks who contends that the County should prosecute all cases, city or county. New Meadows Mayor Tony Koberstein praised Nye’s decision saying, “This case is about local control. It is important to the people of New Meadows that we have a say…”
Leon Duce has been hired as the City Administrator for the City of Rathdrum. Duce has been the Deputy Director for the Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) and resigned effective May 27 to take his new position with Rathdrum.
The Weston City Council approved the Eagle project of Ty Bingham of building two park benches to be placed near the playground in the park. The benches will be constructed out of metal and composite decking material and will be placed on a cement slab.
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