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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Thursday, April 5, 2018  
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.


Bud Cranor has accepted a position as the lead Public Information Officer for the City of Idaho Falls. His start date was March 29.


The City of Meridian unveiled new public art in Heroes Park called Journey of Heroes. The art depicts images of American heroes who, throughout history, have exemplified adventure, transformation, and service including U.S. Veterans; Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; Sacagawea; Abraham Lincoln; Orville and Wilbur Wright; Amelia Earhart; Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King, Jr.; as well as an astronaut, doctor, firefighter, and police officer of non-specific identity. It also includes a series of five small trail markers, located along the park’s loop pathway that pay tribute to an Idaho hero, nominated by local schools.


A proclamation, read by Councilmember Jim Johnston at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting, establishes April 2018 as Civitan Awareness month. The proclamation encourages “the residents of Pocatello to actively support and take pride in the worthwhile efforts of this international service organization and in the work of Civitans in our community.” The edict was requested by the Bannock Civitan Club, Civitan Twisted Stitchers Club, Junior Civitan Club and Friends of the Civitan Club.


A proclamation, read by Councilmember Roger Bray at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting, makes April 2018 Occupational Therapy Month. Idaho State University’s Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs and Portneuf Medical Center requested the edict. It spurs residents to “recognize the contributions of Occupational Therapy Practitioners and express appreciation for their commitment to promoting evidence-based practice in the hope of achieving optimum quality of life, health, and well-being for both today and tomorrow.”


An edict proclaiming April 2018 to be Fair Housing Month in Pocatello was read by Councilmember Rick Cheatum at a recent City Council Meeting and urges “citizens and businesses to increase their awareness of the Fair Housing Act, as amended, so that all citizens will receive equal opportunities for housing in our community.” The proclamation was requested by the City of Pocatello Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee.


A proclamation, read by Councilmember Linda Leeuwrik at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting, makes April 16 through April 22 Soccer Week in the city and encourages “residents to support these incredible athletes by attending a few matches April 20, 21 or 22 at the Bannock Fields and Portneuf Wellness Complex.” The edict was requested by the Portneuf Valley Soccer Club. The club is hosting its 31st Annual PVSC Spring Classic soccer tournament during these dates.


A proclamation establishing April 3 to be National Service Recognition Day was read by Councilmember Heidi Adamson at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting. The proclamation was requested by AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and “urges residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our community, to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.”


City of Pocatello’s Parks Superintendent Alan Green is retiring after 40+ years of service to the City. His last day is April 20. In retirement, he and his wife plan to take a cross-country road trip, spend more time on the golf course, and colplete projects at their home.


Scott C. Jackson, Austin S. James, and Kayla M. Schafer have joined the Twin Falls Police Department as Police Officers.


Every 15 Minutes will be coming to two Twin Falls high schools in April—Twin Falls High School and Canyon Ridge High School. Every 15 Minutes is a special program demonstrating the results of impaired and distracted driving. There will be classes covering traffic stops, safe driving, and a vivid demonstration of what emergency personnel are involved with a traffic accident. School Resource Officers Preston Stephenson and Matt Triner are overseeing this excellent training.


Chardon Hartley, with the City of Twin Falls, recently passed the exam for his Water Distribution Class I license.


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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