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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Monday, October 10, 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.


Tami Testa, City Clerk for the City of Council, has passed the test and is now a certified grant administrator.


Lyleen Jerome, former manager of Key Bank, was sworn in as the new City Clerk for the City of Emmett.


Leslie Boren has resigned as Deputy Clerk for the City of Emmett. She will be moving to Washington.


Four Pocatello police officers—Officers Bridget McArthur, Jordan Johnson, Eric Bills, and Sergeant Scot Matson—received the department’s Lifesaving Award on September 28, 2016, for their efforts in saving the lives of two local residents.


Wes Wheatley and Samantha White were sworn in as new officers with the Pocatello Police Department on September 28, 2016.


At the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards banquet, City of Pocatello Recycling Coordinator Debbie Brady was honored with the Minni Howard Award. Named for Dr. Minnie Howard, the award recognizes a local woman “for her outstanding contributions to her profession, the community and to the leadership exemplified for other women.”


The Rigby City Council recently appointed Sam Tower as the city’s new Police Chief. He has been working as a detective for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and previously worked for 10 years for the Rigby Police Department. Tower began work as chief on October 1, 2016.


The Sun Valley City Council swore in a new Treasurer and Finance Manager on October 6. Wendy Crosby, the business manager for the Mountain Rides Transportation Authority, was hired to be the treasurer and finance manager. Crosby was sworn in to the position during the City Council’s meeting at Sun Valley City Hall. Crosby has worked for Mountain Rides since 2010, and has been a resident of the Wood River Valley for about a decade, according to the Authority’s website.


Sun Valley Police Chief Walt Femling is out of the hospital after suffering apparent stroke symptoms last week. Femling was airlifted to St. Luke’s hospital in Boise on September 28. He was released shortly afterward, and emailed city officials saying he would be back at work soon, Mayor Peter Hendricks said. “Walt is home recovering,” Hendricks said. “It is very good news. I don’t think anyone is bugging him right now.” Hendricks said Femling will take as much time as he needs before reporting to work. “No rush,” he said. Femling was elected Blaine County sheriff six times between 1986 and 2008. He resigned in January 2011 due to unspecified health reasons, and was hired by Sun Valley in September of that year.


Angel Gonzalez has been hired as a new worker at the Twin Falls Airport.


Justin Wolters has been hired as the new Recreation Coordinator for the City of Twin Falls.


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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