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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Thursday, April 19, 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.


Captain Duane Rubink of the Jerome Police Department recently graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University Public Safety Institute School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC), an intensive ten-week program that prepares law enforcement managers for senior positions by uniquely combining academic principles with practical applications.


April Guinsler, Executive Assistant to City of Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, is leaving the City as she is moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Morgan Andrus is the new Executive Assistant to Meridian’s Mayor.


During the month of April, Pocatello’s Marshall Public Library will display a collection of quilts from local quilters Becky Hadley, Leslie Leukhardt, and Becky Mitton. In addition to highlighting their needlework, the quilts are accompanied by stories about their creation as well as the artists’ inspiration. Through their work, the artists are able to capture moments in time like births, marriages, and more.


The Pocatello City Council recently approved Mayor Brian Blad’s appointment of Beenish “Beena” Mannan to the City Council. She fills the seat vacated by Steven Brown when he was appointed to the Bannock County Commission.


Pocatello Regional Airport Manager, David Allen, retired after more than 10 years of service. His last day was April 20.


Members of the Pocatello/Chubbuck Mayors’ Youth Advisory Council got an insider’s look at how the City of Pocatello operates on April 17 for Youth in Government Day. The event allowed the students to visit three of the City’s departments for a look at their day-to-day operations. “We’re excited to have the Youth Council members join us for a hands-on experience in local government,” said Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad. “They had opportunities to interact with the animals at the shelter and zoo, helped prepare for our Environmental Fair and operated equipment.” The departments the students visited were chosen by the members of the Youth Advisory Council.


Councilmember Rick Cheatum read a proclamation at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting declaring April 21 as Arbor Day in the city and urging “all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands.” The edict was requested by the Idaho Community Forestry Program of the Idaho Department of Lands.


At a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting, Councilmember Jim Johnston read a proclamation establishing April 19 as National Service Recognition Day. The edict was requested by Big Momma’s House and Vista Volunteers and encourages “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.”


Councilmember Linda Leeuwrik read a proclamation proclaiming April 30 to be National Therapy Animal Day at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting. The proclamation was requested by Pet Partners and urges “citizens to celebrate our therapy animals and their human handlers and salute the service of therapy animal teams in our community and in communities across the nation.”


A proclamation, requested by the Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Committee, was read at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting by Councilmember Beena Mannan establishing April 21 as Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day. The proclamation encourages “residents, businesses, and institutions to support the Fair, as well as make a commitment to undertake programs and projects that enhance our community’s natural environment by reducing the city’s carbon footprint and help build a sustainable community.”


A proclamation declaring April 16 through 20 as the Week of the Child was read by Councilmember Heidi Adamson at a recent City Council Meeting. The proclamation was requested by the City of Pocatello Child Care Advisory Board and urges “all citizens to work to make a good investment in early childhood within our community.”


Amanda Wilson has been hired as the new Public Works Director for the City of Sandpoint.


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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