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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Monday, March 13, 2017  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.


The annual Southern Idaho Fire Academy (SIFA) was held in February in the Burley area. The Academy is a three-day event full of crucial firefighter training. SIFA makes is possible for volunteer departments and smaller professional departments to get the necessary training needed to successfully do the job, while sharing the cost of the training with other departments. Instructors are brought in from all over the state to teach the classes which cover a wide range and accommodate everyone from the beginner level firefighter to the more seasoned individuals.


The City of Idaho Falls launched a new website on March 6.


The City of Meridian has partnered with Go-Ride to provide Harvest Transit, an accessible transportation service for seniors and persons with disability in Meridian.  Harvest Transit will pick up from a home and transport to any location in Meridian at no cost.


The City of Twin Falls is one of four communities selected by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to receive technical assistance in developing small-scale manufacturing for downtown revitalization. The assistance will be provided at no cost to the City through Smart Growth America. Cities that previously relied on large-scale manufacturing to sustain local economies are now diversifying to recognize specialized skills and industries that are unique to their communities. Fifty-nine organizations from 28 states applied for the program. Buoyed by a strong agriculture and food processing industry, Twin Falls seeks to find uses for its underutilized warehousing district in unison with other downtown redevelopment initiatives. The smallest and most remote of the four cities to be selected, Twin Falls is seeking to diversify its economic base, with a focus on outdoor recreation products given its location and beautiful surroundings. In addition, the City is working toward workforce training that improves wages for its diverse community.


If your city has done something noteworthy or received an honor and you would like it listed in City Clips, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail or fax 344-8677.

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