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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Friday, October 21, 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.


Rex Orgill, Building Inspector and Planning and Zoning Director for the City of Blackfoot, retired at the end of September after 19 years with the City. Prior to working for the City of Blackfoot, Orgill worked for 13 years for the City of Chubbuck. Now that he is retired, Orgill plans to spend more time with his wife and family and do some traveling.


Duane Rubink was promoted to Captain in the Jerome Police Department in July.


Officers Marcos Noriega and Patrick Wilson were promoted to Sergeant in the Jerome Police Department in September.


Barb Wilson resigned as Clerk/Treasurer for the City of Kendrick in order to pursue other interests.


On October 6, the McCall City Council confirmed the City Manager’s Appointments of Nathan Stewart as Public Works Director and Kurt Wolf and the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of McCall. Nathan Stewart earned his Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2005; he has since gained extensive knowledge and experience in both private and public sector roles. Prior to beginning his career in public service, he worked as an Engineer Consultant, providing engineering design for water, sewer, road, grading, drainage, and storm water management construction plans. Some of Nathan’s experience in public service at the City of McCall includes; providing civil and environmental engineering expertise, implementing construction contracts for multiple departments, contributing to infrastructure and policy development, departmental budgeting, and planning. Nathan has been serving as project lead for Streets-Local Option Tax, Transportation Master Plan, and ongoing water and wastewater master planning as well. Kurt Wolf achieved his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho; he has since gained extensive knowledge and experience in both parks management and recreation programming. Prior to beginning his career in public service, he worked on design and development projects at both the local and international level. Some of Kurt’s experience in public service includes increasing recreational programming, management, and redevelopment of community parks and open space, as well as budget development and capital improvement planning. During his tenure with the City of McCall, Kurt has shown his ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships both internally and externally; he is also well versed in the future plans and needs of our community and organization. In addition to professional experience, Kurt currently serves on the Payette Lakes Ski Club board and the McCall Nordic Ski Club board. Kurt has been a youth, high school, and collegiate coach for twelve years in both track and field, and Nordic skiing events.


On October 21 Century High School student Kylie Martin will join the City of Pocatello as the latest student to serve as the Gate City’s Mayor for a Day. Teachers nominated the sophomore for the post because she serves in the school’s student government, is a good leader and representative of the school, and has expressed an interest in the workings of government. Her term that morning will consist of meeting with local and City officials, as well as seeing how the City operates on a day-to-day basis. Students chosen to serve as a Mayor for a Day are selected by the school and a different school is represented each month.


After twenty-six years, Beth Williams, the Assistant City/Clerk Treasurer for the City of Shelley will be retiring. Her last day will be on Halloween, when the city will host an open house in her honor from noon to 5:00 p.m.  Jasmine Marroquin will be filling her position.


Tim Soule has been appointed Fire Chief by the Twin Falls City Council. He has more than 25 years of experience in fire and emergency medical services. He replaces Ron Clark, who retired after 40 years of service with the Twin Falls Fire Department.


Nate Marvin, Public Works Superintendent for the City of Weiser, is retiring effective November 1.


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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