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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Tuesday, March 1, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.

The City of Meridian was announced as the location for Idaho’s first four-year medical school to be located at Idaho State University’s Health Science Center.  The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine will be a freestanding, privately funded, separately licensed and independently operated entity.

Students from the Meridian Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) presented a bill before the State Senate Transportation Committee on seatbelt requirements for youth. After hearing the testimony, the Senate Transportation Committee approved SB1312 and sent it on to the full Senate.

The City of Moscow Volunteer Fire, Ambulance and Police Departments will provide an escort to the city limits for the State-Championship-bound Moscow Bears Wrestling Team. Several emergency vehicles, including the new Moscow Bears ambulance, will escort the bus from Moscow Middle School to Highway 95. 

The City of Pocatello hosted Youth in Government Day in February, and 20 local students got a behind the scenes look at local government. Students selected which department they wanted to work in for the day, which helped them learn first-hand what it takes for different parts of the City to operate.

The Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association presented the Legacy of Leaves Award to the City of Post Falls at the Idaho Horticulture Expo in January. The award is presented annually to the city with the best Arbor Day celebration utilizing Idaho Department of Lands Arbor Day grant funds.

The City of Twin Falls Communication Center, Blaine County Emergency Communication Center, and Southern Idaho Regional Communication Center launched an innovative text-to-911 system that will serve cities and counties in south-central Idaho. The system, which is part of a cooperative effort among the emergency communications centers, will provide the ability for both residents and visitors in the region to send a text message to 9-1-1. Although voice calls should still be the primary method of communication with emergency dispatch centers, text-to-911 will provide another method of communication in the event that callers are unable to make voice calls or when it may be unsafe to do so.

If your city has done something noteworthy or received an honor and you would like it listed in City Clips, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail or fax 344-8677.

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