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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Friday, March 11, 2016  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho cities around the state.


Brent Martin, Parks Superintendent for the City of Idaho Falls, was inducted into the Idaho Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Hall of Fame at the annual ADA meeting in February. Martin played men’s fast pitch from 1979 to 2006. He was on six state championship teams and played in several regional and national tournaments.


The City of Idaho Falls announced that Dr. David Pennock is the new Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park.


Scholarships totaling $40,000 were awarded to students from Idaho Falls area schools at the Annual Mayor’s Scholarship Fund Ceremony on March 14. The fund supports two different awards—the Senior Scholarship for graduating seniors in the amount of $1,500 each and the Mayor’s Promise Award in the amount of $500 each for students in grades 8-11 who agree to maintain a college-bound path. 2016 Senior Recipients are: Jessica Foster, Andy Nelson, Madelyn Verdoorn, Aryanna Truesdell, Mattie McBride, Lola Botero, Chris Spaulding, Natalie Buenrostro, Megan Tracy, Alexis Harrington-Burt, Alina Cook-Marthis, Kaitlin Cook, Gavin Slater, Kayla Stanley, Melissa Murillo, Cody Chamberlain, Kilee Pemberton, Alicia Cuellar, Cody Taylor, and Cheyenne Miller. 2016 Promise are: Emma Baczuk, Ethan Taylor, Kathryn Suciu, Isabelle Nielsen, Katie Meldrum, Alayna Horrocks, Chalyze Brush, Jasmine Morgan, Makayla Andra, Macy Jordin, Matiline Andresen, Jordym Boelter, Aspen Cadenhead, Virginia Weitzel, Aubrey Hazecamp, Mercedes Berry, Hunter Corun, Joanna Gonzalez, David Andrade, and Kaitlyn Sollender.


Brock Alder was appointed to the Preston Planning & Zoning Commission.


Preston Mayor Mark Beckstead was recently named 2015 Realtor of the Year by the Cache-Rich Association of Realtors.


Sally Gillespie has been appointed by the Sun Valley Mayor and Council to represent the City on the Visit Sun Valley Board.


The Idaho Business Review selected Twin Falls City Manager Travis Rothweiler as one of Idaho’s top leaders as part of the “CEO of Influence” program. The program recognizes Idaho’s best from across the state in business, nonprofit, and government sectors.


If someone in your community has done something noteworthy or received an honor that you feel should be highlighted in the People section of the newsletter, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail or fax 344-8677.

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