AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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 Caldwell Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council traveled to Washington D.C. with the Mayor in March for the National League of Cities Conference. While there, they presented a White Paper to their congressional representatives and visited Arlington Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum and all the monuments. Upon their return, they presented what they learned to the Mayor and City Council.
The City of Meridian held its third annual Do The Right Day on April 12. A day where residents are encouraged to do something kind for the person to their right—neighbors, family members, coworkers, friends, or classmates. With bullying and other negativity so prevalent in today’s culture, putting a smile on the face of someone else with a nice word, simple note, gift, or act of service is important to the community and its citizens. You never know how one act of kindness can change someone’s life!
The City of Meridian’s Unplug and Be Outside is scheduled for April 22-29. The week is full of free activities designed to inspire and empower families to get off the couch and get active. There are more than 40 family friendly activities in arts, sports, recreation, and more taking place throughout the week.
The Moscow Police Department is partnering with the Latah County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho State Police for an emphasis patrol focused on reducing the number of distracted drivers and the rate of traffic injuries. The patrol will run from April 21 through April 23. Through education and increased law enforcement presence, the agencies hope to increase the rate of seatbelt use within the region and bring more awareness to the safety issues related to texting and driving. The goal of this project is to support the statewide highway safety goal of reducing motor vehicle related deaths and serious injuries.
The City of Twin Falls has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for achieving the highest principles of government budgeting. This is the fourth consecutive year the City has been selected by GFOA for ensuring that the organization’s budget not only serves as a financial document, but also an operations guide and communication device for both the organization and public.
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