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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Friday, May 4, 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.


Joe Workman has been hired to work in the American Falls Street Department.


Micah Miller and Julio Nunez have been hired to work in the American Falls Water/Waste Water Department.


On March 11, the Caldwell Fire Department’s Fire Stair Climb team—consisting of Dee Berryman, Dewayne Birch, Dan Garcia, Erik Haskins, Kolby Kerbs, Jose Martinez, and KC Zachary—joined 2,000 other firefighters from 330 different departments and 8 countries to compete in the 27th Annual Scott Firefight6er Stairclimb in Seattle, Washington. The event raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). In the 27 years of the event, LLS has raised over $15 million.


Corporal Ed Adams retired after 17 years with the Caldwell Police Department.


LouAnn Green retired after 15 years with the City of Caldwell Water/Finance Departments as Senior Customer Service & AP Representative.


After 27 years as a Community Service Officer with the Caldwell Police Department, Sharon Rowley retired.


ElJay Waite retired after 20 years with the Caldwell Finance Department.


The City of Caldwell has recently hired several new people—Michael Stults, Engineering Tech 1; Jonathan Sikma, Weed/Pesticide Sprayer with the Street Department; Jennifer Stringer, HR & Finance Generalist; Dawn Cardoza, Animal Control Officer with the Police Department; Brett Williams, Golf Pro at Purple Sage; Jene Price, Code Enforcement with the Planning & Zoning Department; Usvaldo Anzaidua, Maintenance with the Street Department; Katie Duncan, Senior Customer Service Representative with Water/Finance; and Alexandra Roman, part-time Customer Service Representative with Water/Finance.


The Caldwell Public Library had hired Luare Hershman as Circulation Supervisor and Morgan Griffiths as PT Circulation Assistant.


At a recent Idaho Falls City Council Meeting, Mayor Rebecca Casper proclaimed April 28 as Pay It Forward Day in the City, encouraging simple random acts of kindness on that day and continuing throughout the year.


The City of Moscow and the Farmers Market Commission recently announced that Gretchen Van Lith is the winner of the 2018 Moscow Farmers Market Poster Contest. A jury panel assisted in selecting the top five entries from all the submissions received, and the entire community voted on the winner from those five.


Jack Donovan was the City of Pocatello’s Mayor for a Day on May 4. Donovan is an eighth-grader at Pocatello Community Charter School (PCCS). Donovan was selected as Mayor for a Day because he is “a positive leader through words and actions” according to school officials.  Donovan serves on the student council and was part of a students-only leadership training program. During his term as Mayor for a Day, he met with several officials and got an insider’s view of the City’s day-to-day operations. Mayor for a Day Donovan and Mayor Brian Blad were also part of the celebration of Better World Day at PCCS. The day celebrated student efforts that have helped to create a better world. During the school year, a new Mayor for a Day is chosen from the city’s middle and high schools once a month. The selection is made by the school, and a different school is represented each month.


Councilmember Roger Bray read a proclamation at a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting proclaiming the month of May as Older Americans Month, urging “every resident to take time during this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as vital members of our community. The decree was requested by the Area Agency on Aging.


At a recent Pocatello City Council Meeting, Councilmember Rick Cheatum read a proclamation establishing May as Bike to Work Month in the city, encouraging “employers to support their employees’ participation in the Bike to Work Employee Challenge.” The decree was requested by Bannock Transportation Planning Organization.


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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