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About the Association of Idaho Cities

The Association of Idaho Cities was formed in 1947 and is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation that serves Idaho’s 200 cities. AIC advocates on behalf of cities, and provides education, training and assistance to strengthen the ability of city elected officials and staff to serve their communities.

AIC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of city elected officials (Mayors and Councilors).  The day-to-day affairs of the association are managed by an Executive Director, who serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

Individuals, other associations or groups, and businesses whose interests are compatible with AIC, may be eligible for nonvoting, affiliate membership.

Mission

To promote excellence in and advocate for city governance, community leadership, and services to citizens in order to strengthen Idaho cities.

Vision

AIC is the leading resource for effective city governance in Idaho and is the go-to source for city related communication, ideas, education, training, technical assistance, and credible data and research.

Education

AIC offers manuals and video training for city elected officials and staff, a blog and a monthly email newsletter.

Events

AIC offers several events throughout the year for city officials, including:

  • AIC Annual Conference in June;
  • Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers, and Finance Officers Association Institute in September;
  • City Officials’ Day at the Capital and Water Summit in January; and
  • Spring and fall regional training workshops.

Technical Assistance

AIC answers thousands of questions from city officials annually on a variety of topics, including:

  • Roles and responsibilities;
  • Open meetings, public records, and ethics;
  • Budgeting and revenues;
  • Purchasing;
  • Planning and financing capital projects;
  • Planning and zoning; and
  • Annexation and area of city impact.

Advocacy

AIC serves as the voice for cities before the Idaho Legislature, Idaho Governor and executive branch agencies, and Congress.

 

Organizational Structure

The association’s membership is composed of Idaho’s city governments with each city having an equal vote. Individuals, other associations or groups, and businesses whose interests are compatible with AIC, may be eligible for nonvoting, affiliate membership. The association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership and represents each of Idaho’s seven geographical districts. An elected nine-member Executive Committee provides close oversight of AIC activities.

The Executive Committee is composed of the president, the four most recent past presidents, AIC’s three vice presidents, and the chairman of the Legislative Committee. The executive director manages the daily operations of the association. The current standing committee of the Association of Idaho Cities consists of the Legislative Committee, the Environment Committee, and the Drug Task Force. Please view the AIC Board and Committees section for more details.




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