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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Friday, February 10, 2017  
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.


The Dover City Council recently appointed two board members to Dover’s Urban Renewal Agency. Current City Council President Bill Strand and newcomer Michael L. Mooney will each be serving 4-year terms.


The City of Ketchum’s Main Street was selected as one of fifteen “Great Places in America” by the American Planning Association (APA) in 2016. APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country. The Great Neighborhoods, Great Streets, and Great Public Spaces of 2016 are places that are unique and exemplary in their amenities and infrastructure, cultural identity, and use of sustainable and innovative practices. “The investments the city has made in the community is a statement about the future of Ketchum,” Mayor Nina Jonas said. “Community values and a strong sense of place have become priorities in the global economy. Ketchum, as a lively destination that focuses on quality of life, embraces sustainability and promotes walking and transit access, has a distinct advantage in economic success.”


Police Officer Michael Flood and Community Service Officer Josh Hames are new members of the Ketchum Police Department.


Ketchum’s Facility Maintenance Supervisor, Juerg Stauffacher, recently became an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist.


Pocatello Community Charter School eighth-grader Alliiah Flores will be Pocatello’s next Mayor for a Day on February 14. She was nominated by staff at the school for her ambition and the positive example she sets for her peers. Flores is also involved in extracurricular activities, and last year she served on the student council.


Elisha Batteiger, Powell Eaton, and Bradley Wendlandt have joined the Twin Falls Police Department as Police Officers.


Frankie, and 18-month-old German Shepherd and the newest and youngest member of the Twin Falls Police Department and his handler, Officer Justin Cyr, successfully met the POST standards for narcotic detection.


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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