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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Tuesday, December 6, 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.


Nathan Stewart is the new Public Works Director for the City of McCall, replacing Peter Borner, who left the City.


Kurt Wolf is the new Director of the McCall Department of Parks and Recreation, replacing Dennis Coyle, who retired recently.


The City of Moscow announced the 2016 recipients of several Idaho Recreation and Parks Association (IRPA) awards at their City Council meeting. The IRPA is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1959 and is dedicated to the promotion, development, and improvement of each member through education, certification, networking and professional services such as media representation and publications.  The City of Moscow received four out of the ten awards presented annually:

  • City of Moscow Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Jay Lewis received the Outstanding Facilities Professional Award for his exceptional professional efforts in maintaining the City’s facilities, his leadership and management abilities, and his extraordinary customer service.  Lewis has been employed with the City of Moscow since 2001. Nomination requirements included continuous contributions in the field for at least 10 years. 

  • Recreation Supervisor Eric Newell received the Outstanding Recreation Professional Award for his remarkable professionalism in providing recreational services to the Citizens of Moscow, his leadership and management abilities, and his exceptional customer service. Newell has been employed with the City of Moscow since 2007.  This award also required continuous contributions in the field for at least 10 years.  

  • Parks and Recreation Commission member Dr. Damon Burton received the Outstanding Individual Award for his 28 years of service on the Commission, as well as being an integral part of the efforts to bring needed parks and recreation facilities to the Moscow community. These include the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center, the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center, and the Moscow School District Community Playfields. Burton’s award category sought “an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the park, recreation, and conservation movement.”   

  • Moscow’s newest park, Lillian Woodworth Otness Park, received the Outstanding Park and Facility Award. The park property was purchased by the City of Moscow in 2010, followed by development and opening in 2015. The park showcases a playground, walking path, benches and landscaped areas along Hogg Creek and is located on Almon Street. 

Greg Garner was recently appointed Mayor of the City of Weston.


Dale and Kim Hamson were recently hired as animal control officers for the City of Weston.


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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