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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Tuesday, September 19, 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.


Bellevue City Clerk Amanda Karst has resigned effective September 22. City Treasurer Kathy Clark will take over the City Clerk duties in addition to her own.


In partnership with the Suicide Prevention Action Network of East Idaho, Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper issued an official proclamation designating September 11-16 as “Suicide Prevention Week” in the city.


A proclamation read at a recent Pocatello City Council stated that Mayor Brian Blad will join with Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England and the Bannock County Commissioners to proclaim September 18 to 24 as “Kind Community Week.” The proclamation urges “citizens to be more than bystanders when it comes to kindness” and “make the choice every day to be kind and integrate kindness into your daily lives.” Courtney Fisher, President and Founding Director of Kind Community requested the edict and Councilmember Heidi Adamson read it.


A proclamation read at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting declared September 2017 as National Recovery Month. Requested by Kevin Wakeman with the Recovery Fest Committee, the proclamation seeks to raise awareness of mental illness and addiction disorders. Also, the decree calls upon the people of Pocatello to observe the month “with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies supporting this year’s theme, ‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families.’” Councilmember Michael L. Orr read the proclamation.


A proclamation read at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting proclaimed September to be Assistance Dog Month. The proclamation urges “the citizens of Pocatello to become educated on the importance of assistance dogs and their significance in our community.” The decree was requested by Dr. Mike Riley on behalf of local service animal supporters and was read by Councilmember Roger Bray.


The City of Pocatello’s annual Portneuf River Cleanup took place on September 16. Volunteers picked up debris and trash that had collected on the banks of and in the river over the past year. The annual event is a shared effort between the City, Idaho State University’s Stream Ecology Center and Valley Pride.


The City of Post Falls dedicated the Gladys Schneidmiller Celebration of Life Fountain on September 17 at Evergreen Cemetery. Speakers included Gary Schneidmiller, Vickie Vest, Mayor Ron Jacobson, City Council President Linda Wilhelm, Parks & Recreation Director Dave Fair and Coeur d’Alene City Administrator Jim Hammond.


The City of Twin Falls recognized 11 employees nominated for upholding and actively demonstrating City values. The employees who were Values Chips Recipients are: James P. O’Donnell for Commitment, Roger Horton for Teamwork, Leila Sanchez for Integrity, Anthony Barnhart for Commitment, Mike Plane for Teamwork and Commitment, Travis Rothweiler for Commitment, Mark Libert for Teamwork, Mandi Thompson for Commitment, Sean Standley for Connection, Cynthia Torrez for Integrity, and Brent Wright for Commitment.


Kristen Shuff is the new HR Recruitment Coordinator for the City of Twin Falls.


Chief Craig Kingsbury recently presented Records Clerk Barbara Handy with a plaque commemorating her 20 years with the Twin Falls Police Department.


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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