AIC Highlights Noteworthy People
Monday, August 15, 2016
Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho cities around the state.
Ryan Tew was appointed as the new Human Resources Director for the City of Idaho Falls. He will start on September 6.
Mickey Henderson has joined the Ketchum Police Department as a Patrol Deputy.
C.Jay Coles has been promoted to the position of City Clerk for the City of Meridian. He replaces Jaycee Holman, who took a new role in April as Support Services Director, which oversees the clerk’s office, information technology, and human resources.
At its annual meeting, the Idaho State Bar awarded City of Pocatello Deputy Attorney Rich Diehl a Service Award, which recognizes contributions “to the Community, to the cause of justice, and for…accomplishments in the legal profession.” Diehl was chosen for his work as a Sixth District Bar officer, being a presenter at Pocatello’s schools during Law Day, volunteering his time to grade bar exams, and as a judge for mock trials at Highland High School. He is also one of a group of local attorneys who provide pro bono legal advice to veterans and their families through the Idaho Law Foundation’s Veterans’ Legal Clinic. Outside the legal field, Diehl also volunteers at the Idaho Foodbank and his church.
The Pocatello Fire Department hosted its annual open house at Station #3 on August 13. Department personnel were on hand during the open house to demonstrate vehicle extrication and CPR and to answer questions about fire prevention, smoke alarms and other safety issues. As part of the event, Tyvan Schmitt was honored posthumously with the Citizens Life Saving Award. Schmitt had vanished fueling his boat at a gas station on Pocatello Creek Road when it caught fire. He suffered burns to much of his body, but despite the severity of his injuries, he was able to enter his truck and tow the burning boat away from the fuel pumps. He later succumbed to his injuries. “Mr. Schmitt’s selfless actions prevented the situation from becoming much, much worse,” said Kim Stouse, Community Relations/Education Specialist. “By moving the boat, he was able to prevent more damage to the structure and possibly prevented someone else from getting injured because of the fire.”
Heidi Adamson has been appointed to the Pocatello City Council. She replaced Craig Cooper, who resigned after accepting a position on the Bannock County Commission.
Heather Buchanan has been appointed as the new Human Resources Director for the City of Pocatello.
Nathan Murray has been hired as the new Economic development Director for the City of Twin Falls.
Buster, a Belgian Malinois with the Canine Unit, retired from the Twin Falls Police Department on August 8, after more than seven years of hard work. He celebrated his last day by performing one last free air sniff on a mock traffic stop with his handler, Officer Justin Cyr.
Staff Sergeant Dan Lewin retired on July 29 after serving the Twin Falls Police Department for 24+ years. He is best known for his outstanding leadership in the Bomb Squad.
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