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C ounty C ommentary Local perspectives from the Gem State

September/October 2012

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Featured in this issue: IAC Scholarship Winners

County Spotlights: Clark County Clearwater County

NACo Cybersecurity Month

Brownfields Grant Guidelines

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NACo: Cybersecurity


Spotlight on: Clark County

Scholarship Winners


Spotlight on: Clearwater County

Also Inside: Upfront @ IAC............................4 Network of Care.........................6 Brownfields Grant Guidelines....7 Association News.....................12 Calendar...................................14 IAC Webinar Schedule.............15 ICRMP News............................19

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Executive Director Dan Chadwick

Deputy Director Tony Poinelli

Marketing & Events Director Financial Officer Kristin Cundiff Amanda Pendleton Policy Analyst Seth Grigg

Member Services Assistant Caitlin Rusche

Policy Analyst Kerry Ellen Elliott

Member Services Assistant Morgan Hochstrasser


Vice President Patty Weeks Nez Perce County

Secretary Len Humphries Fremont County

Treasurer Robert McQuade Ada County

Immediate Past Pres. Lee Staker Bonneville County

We can’t talk about education without mentioning the great students IAC supported this year. We wish the winners of the IAC Charles Nickel Scholarship (p.10) great succcess with their studies. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and articles. We welcome submissions and ideas! Send them to Morgan at mhochstrasser@idcounties. org


The IAC Staff

Past President Roger Christensen Bonneville County

Past President Abbie Mace Fremont County

Past President Brent Bunn Bear Lake County

Past President Lori Beck Butte County

Clerks Rep. Sara Staub Bingham County

Assessors Rep. Mike McDowell Kootenai County

Prosecutors Rep. Clayne Tyler Clearwater County

Coroners Rep. Dennis Chambers Twin Falls County

Treasurers Rep. Ellen Sauer Shoshone County

Sheriffs Rep. Shaun Gough Gooding County IACC Rep. Bill Brown Adams County

IACC Rep. Kathy Alder Canyon County IACC Rep. George Urie Twin Falls County

D irectors

NACo has also developed a webinar series. This series runs through October and focuses on Cybersecurity (p.5). In the meantime NACo also launched Network of Care (6.) a website that presents public health statistics in a way everyone can understand them.

Past President Patty Baucher Gooding County


Autumn is in the air at IAC. The kids are back to school and we’ve also been focusing on education. We’ve been busy preparing the ICE training for the incoming and returning elected officials, as well as developing a year-long webinar subscription (p.15) to bring you the most updated and useful information for county government.

Past President Lorin Nielsen Bannock County

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upfront @ iac

President Erwin Sonnenberg Ada County

NACo Rep. Don Davis Lewis County

WIR Rep. Gordon Cruickshank Valley County

Ada County Rep. Rick Yzaguirre Ada County

Canyon County Rep. Gene Kuehn Canyon County

District 1 Rep. Glenda Poston Boundary County

District 2 Rep. Susan Petersen Latah County

District 3 Rep. Marc Shigeta Payette County District 5 Rep. Steve Hadley Bannock County

District 4 Rep. Paul Christensen Cassia County District 6 Rep. Greg Shenton Clark County

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Idaho Association of Counties Endorses the NACo Prescription Drug Program

counties resolve their IT staffing issues. Another product will be informational materials to educate elected officials.

Janet Claggett jokes that she used to be 6 feet tall, but because of the weight on her shoulders she’s shrunk to 5-feet-3-inches.

“A team has been put together that can come up with some possible solutions that we can share with counties across the country,” said Helen Purcell, Maricopa County, Ariz. recorder and chair of the group. Its members include county CIOs and human resources directors, a private sector HR consultant and NACo staff.


As chief information officer for Richland County, S.C., her burden includes hiring and retaining IT professionals in an era of decreasing government resources and increasing competition from the private sector. The subspecialty of cybersecurity — with its growing importance — is but one area where challenges abound. “We live in a very dangerous world right now,” Claggett said, “and the whole cybersecurity threat is escalating and it shows no signs of abating. Now you’re being challenged with keeping your county government or your city government safe from attacks from all over the world.” Add to that the “consumerization” of IT. “You introduce the whole concept of tablets and smartphones, and you have exponentially increased your possible points of failure, because each of those devices represents a security risk,” she said. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and cybersecurity is one of NACo President Chris Rodgers’ presidential initiatives. Ensuring there is adequate skilled staff to protect counties’ cyber-infrastructure is just one of the issues being addressed by a new NACo IT Workforce Working Group. It recently formed to address recruitment, retention and compensation of all county information technology professionals. NACo CIO Bert Jarreau summed up the challenge. “Today’s technology professionals must successfully deal with cybersecurity, mobile computing, cloud platforms, shared services, disaster recovery, transparency mandates, open source options, software-as-a-service, outsourcing decisions, legacy systems and keeping the lights on,” he said. And the pace of technological change continues to quicken. One of the working group’s goals is to create a whitepaper that offers comprehensive strategies to help

Cybersecurity Webinar Schedule

Stop.Think.Connect. Cybersecurity is our Shared Responsibility October 3, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT

Cyber Crime and Policy Issues October 10, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT

Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications: Safety Implications for County Governments October 17, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT

Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining IT/Cybersecurity Talent October 24, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT

Federal Cybersecurity Briefing and  Potential Impact on County Government October 31, 2012 2pm-3pm EDT 

Click here for full course decriptions


Network of Care The Network of Care for Public Health Assessment and Wellness ( is provided in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Thanks to the leadership of Carol Moehrle, the site was launched statewide in Idaho in October. This is the first statewide implementation of the Public Health site in the country. The Network of Care for Public Health won a prestigious national award in 2012 for Leading Health Indicators, presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, for helping solve the nation’s high-priority health problems. The Network of Care’s key features: * Delivers a complete, continuously updated array of Health Indicators that enable policy makers to assess needs, evaluate local impact, and refine strategy. * Provides state-of-the-art tools so policy makers and consumers can share critical health data quickly and easily.

* Enables local public-health departments to quickly distribute vital health information to individuals and families at the ground level. * Maximizes the value of local, state and national health data to determine needs and support consumers and communities. * Equips policy makers and consumers to analyze integrated sets of data and bring complex communityhealth issues into focus. * Integrates NACCHO’s Model Practices and CDC Interventions with each Health Indicator to spur positive change. * Offers statewide, interactive geo-mapping of all Health Indicators by county. * Supplies policy makers with data that is required to fulfill the needs-assessment portion of Public Health Accreditation. * Keeps the community in touch with the latest developments via the Network of Care’s Learning Centers; Library; daily Nationwide News; Social Networking platform; Community Calendars; Personal Health Records, and advocacy tools.

County Commentary • September/October


The Fiscal Year 2013 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Guidelines The Fiscal Year 2013 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Guidelines have been posted at the links provided below. The Proposal Submission Deadline is November 19, 2012. EPA encourages applicants to read the full guidelines carefully before applying. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (“Brownfields Law”, P.L. 107-118) requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance to assist applicants in preparing proposals for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofits to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. EPA provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: Brownfields Assessment Grants, Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants, and Brownfields Cleanup Grants. Under this RFP, EPA is seeking proposals for RLF Grants, only, to provide funds to capitalize a revolving fund and to make loans and provide subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites. Assessment Brownfields Assessment Grants: (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; $600,000 for Assessment Coalitions) provide funding to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including area-wide planning and cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites; Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants: (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) provide funding to capitalize a revolving fund and to make loans and provide subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites; Cleanup Brownfields Cleanup Grants: (each funded up to $200,000 over three years) provide funding for a grant recipient to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites that are owned by the grant recipient. For more information please contact: Terri Griffith 206.553.8511 Susan Morales 206.553.7299 U.S. EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team 1-800-424-4EPA


county spotlight

Clark County Clark County’s first inhabitants were forerunners to the Northern Shoshoni. They were mainly big game hunters and gatherers of wild food. These people used natural rock outcroppings and caves for dwellings and places for butchering and storing meat. The Nez Perce Tribe also used this general area as a route to their buffalo hunting grounds in Montana. In the early 1800’s the area was well traveled by early trappers and explorers. In 1853 Lieutenant Mullen traveled through the Medicine Lodge Canyon from Montana into Idaho on his way to Fort Hall. This same route which, was historically used by the Nez Perce became a well traveled route to and from the gold fields of Montana, into Idaho, and then further south to Salt Lake City, Utah. Birch Creek Pass and Monida Pass were well traveled. Today Monida Pass is the main route running north and south between Idaho and Montana. Beaver Stage Station was the first settlement in Clark County. The settlement began as a stagecoach station in the early 1860’s but by 1870 was a boom town for lumber enterprises. The town thrived as a frontier community until the railroad forced the residents to move to Spencer in 1897 due to the depth of snow at Beaver Station and the need for more level ground.

Beaver Canyon is located along Beaver Creek in Clark County south of the Montana border; this canyon was the route the Utah and Northern Railway used in 1880 and is still used by Union Pacific Railroad today. In the late 19th century stagecoaches would ferry tourists from the railroad station near Monida Pass to Yellowstone National Park. Union Pacific later built a branch line to Yellowstone for tourist use.

County Commentary • September/October Clark County was established February 1, 1919 from a portion of Fremont County. The new county was named after Samuel K. Clark, who was an early settler on Medicine Lodge Creek and the first state senator from Clark County. The settlement of Dry Creek began in 1880 after the arrival of the first steam locomotive. Dry Creek was later named Dubois after Fred Dubois, a prominent U.S. Senator from Idaho. In 1910 Dubois boasted a population of 600 people (Historical Society, 1985). Spencer Idaho is located fourteen miles north of Dubois and was named for Hyrum H. Spencer a shipper, President of Ogden Rapid Transit, and Vice President of Amalgamated Sugar. Spencer Idaho contains the largest Opal Mine in the United States. The Spencer Opal Mine was discovered in 1948 by two deer hunters who filed a mining claim in 1952. The mine was bought by the Stetler family in 1968 and is still owned and operated by the Stetler family. From a stagecoach station and Pony Express route, to a railroad stop, and a consistent thoroughfare for transporting goods Clark County Idaho continues to maintain its rural community setting. After losing its importance as a railroad center in 1927, with the relocation of the Roundhouse to Lima Montana, the county lost most of its population. Today the County relies on livestock and agriculture for its livelihood. The two largest communities in Clark County, Dubois and Spencer, house the majority of commercial businesses. Dubois consists of a resident population of 647 while Spencer is much smaller with a population of 38. The remainder of the county’s population lives in rural areas of the County.


Dubois Grouse Days (Fostering Partnerships for Grouse Conservation) is a conservation and educational experience to celebrate the shrub-steppe ecosystem and the distinctive animals which live there. Grouse Days is a two-day event featuring wildlife presentations, photography blinds for Greater SageGrouse, great food and fun. Also included are guided tours to grouse breeding grounds (leks) to view the Greater Sage-Grouse courtship. Proceeds from the event support local conservation projects and educational activities, including one college scholarship for a graduating senior from the surrounding community.

Clark County Fast Facts Founded: 1919 Seat: Dubois Area: 1,765 sq miles Population: 982

10 IAC scholarship winners Idaho Association of Counties

Charles Nickel Scholarship Fund

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) Scholarship Fund Inc. was created in 1996 and named the Charles Nickel Scholarship Fund in 1997. This scholarship was created to assist children of county employees with the increasing cost of college tuition. Scholarships are awarded to students in two-year or four-year colleges or universities and who are children of county elected officials or county employees working 20 hours or more per week or grandchildren of county elected officials.

District I

Andrew Brackebusch

Grandchild of Jon Cantamessa, Shoshone County Commissioner

District II

The 2013 IAC Charles Nickel Scholarship is now open. The application deadline is March 3, 2013. Click here for more information.

Alex Ackerman

Son of Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk

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District III

Aleah Lowber

Daughter of Angela Lowber, Ada County Sheriff’s Office

District IV

Taylor Rees

Daughter of Michael Richards, Gooding County Assessor’s Office

District V not pictured

District VI

Hayden Fitte

Son of Thomas Fitte, Lemhi County Probation Department

At Large

Nathan Fisher

Son of Jean Fisher, Ada County Prosecutor’s Office

Tayler Schvandeveldt

Grandchild of Lloyd Rasmussen Caribou County Commissioner


12 Association News 2012 Idaho Association of County Assessors Conference Linda Jones Lincoln County Assessor McCall, Idaho

Fiddlers provided our entertainment during the installation dinner. I like a little fiddle music every once in a while and I appreciated that the music wasn’t so loud, you couldn’t carry on a conversation with the people at your table. New officers were sworn in after dinner: Brent Adamson, our new Treasurer, and myself as Historian. Looking back at these few days in McCall, I realized that you won’t meet a better bunch of people than the Idaho Assessors. At the conclusion of the installation dinner, there were many hugs and handshakes going around. I am proud to be among this elite group, sharing this palpable warmth and camaraderie at our annual conferences. (If you want specific details about the conference, read the minutes.)

This year we held our annual conference in a tranquil location nestled in woodlands of Valley County. As a resident of Idaho flatlands, it is a bit of a white-knuckle drive winding around the mountains, but well-worth every mile to beautiful, warm, and sunny McCall. The conference started at the golf course. Rick and Brenda Haberman need a special “shout-out” as they drew the short straw and had me as a teammate! They were very patient teachers, as it was basically my first time golfing. After we enjoyed dinner at the golf club, ice packs for my elbow were next on the agenda. During Tuesday’s sessions, it was really obvious how passionate we are about our work. It takes a special kind of person to be an assessor and that really shows as our discussions addressed many different topics ranging from ITD, to possible new legislation, and even a logo. I consider these dialogues where I get to hear other assessor’s opinions to be very informative and valuable. That night, we had a delicious dinner at Mile High Marina with a breath-taking view overlooking the water at sunset. I probably missed some shenanigans that might have happened after dinner as I called it a night rather early. Wednesday’s sessions were just as well-run as Tuesday’s, thanks to Georgia Plischke. Nothing like a good joke to keep us interested, especially those requiring wigs! We were able to complete our business so we could have time for a little fun.

Jack Buell Inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame St. Maries, Idaho We have a lot of great elected officials in Idaho. One such elected official is Jack Buell. A Benewah County Commissioner and local businessman, Jack was formally inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame. He was named to the hall earlier this year after being nominated for the honor by Freeman Duncan, a former Idaho legislator. Mr. Duncan made the induction presentation at the Timber Plus meeting Aug. 15. Benewah County area residents are well aware of all Jack has done for our community, but it was a great honor for the state to recognize one of our own.

County Commentary • September/October

2012 Idaho Association of County Recorders and Clerks Snapshots


Martha Overdorf recognized for her years in Veterans’ Services

YOU CivicPlus creates community engagement tools. Our online solutions have the power to transform the way your community does business. Click here to get more information about your membership benefit discount to IAC members.

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Idaho Association of Counties Webinar Training Series You asked and we listened! The Idaho Association of Counties has put together a valuable group of experts to bring you education and experience throughout the year at an affordable price. The annual subscription fee is $425 per county. This allows you access to all 12 webinars (your choice of morning or afternoon sessions) and the ability to download a recording after the webinar is complete. If space allows, single use access will be opened for $75/per webinar.

2012 IAC Webinar Series Schedule • • • • • • • • • • • •

October 17 - Personnel Management November 28 - Working with the Media December 19 - Legislative Primer January 23 - Courthouse Relationships February 13 - Ethics March 20 - County Budgeting & Finance April 10 - BOE Training May 15-16 - CEO Legislative Review June 19 - Open Meeting/Public Records July 17 - Emergency Preparedness August 14 - Planning & Zoning September 11 - Bidding & Procurement Click here to register! All dates are tentative and subject to change

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Clearwater County Clearwater County, whose name is derived from the Nez Perce term Koos-Koos-Kai-Kai, describing clear water, was established February 27, 1911, by the State of Idaho Eleventh Session. Nestled in the valleys and mountains of north central Idaho, the county has a rich history that includes the Lewis and Clark Corp of Discovery Expedition, Idaho’s first courthouse, the gold rush of 1860, logging and more. Elevations range from 1,000 feet above sea level at Orofino, Ahsahka and Greer, to nearly 8,000 feet in the mountains of the Clearwater National Forest, a large part of which is contained within the county boundaries. Clearwater County is the 10th largest of Idaho’s counties.

The surrounding mountains and Clearwater River provide a picturesque setting for Orofino. Photo by Woody Bausch

Downtown Orofino: Photo by Woody Bausch

The county seat, located in Orofino, is home to the Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association, State Hospital North, U.S. Forest Service offices and a number of State offices. Amongst the many annual events hosted by Orofino, is the Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days, held the third week in September. Begun in 1947, in conjunction with the county fair, 2012 marks the 65th anniversary of Lumberjack Days, an event that celebrates the logging heritage of the area. Lumberjacks and lumberjills travel from near and far to compete in logging related contests. The accomplishments of 4-H youth are celebrated at the fair, where a carnival, parade and a variety of vendors round out the festivities. Near Orofino stands Dworshak Dam. The tallest straight-axis concrete dam in the western hemisphere, Dworshak was begun in 1966 and completed in 1973. Intended to provide flood control and hydroelectric power, the dam created the 53.6 mile long Dworshak Reservoir, where recreation enthusiasts enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and camping.

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The Weippe Discovery Center provides extensive information on the Lewis Clark Corp of Discovery, as well as housing the public library.

Clearwater County Courthouse, located in the County seat, Orofino. Photo by Dave King

Clearwater County includes three other incorporated cities: Weippe, Pierce and Elk River. Each holds its own signature event annually. The Camas Festival is hosted each year, in Weippe, over Memorial Day weekend. Commemorating the meeting of the Lewis Clark Corp of Discovery Expedition and the Nez Perce Indians on the Weippe prairie in 1805, the event includes historical talks, vendors and games, a dutch oven cook-off and the Retreat to Weippe Fun Run/Walk. The Hilltop Theatre Group entertains with a new Melodrama each year. The Wild Weippe Rodeo is held the second weekend in August each year.

Pierce is home to the first courthouse in Idaho, then the Shoshone County Courthouse. Photo courtesy of Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce

Pierce, established during the gold rush of 1860, is named after Captain E.D. Pierce, whose party first discovered gold in the area. The first weekend in August finds the city celebrating 1860 Days with a parade, street dance, vendors, auction and various family activities, including the annual berry bake-off where local bakers compete with an emphasis on huckleberry delicacies. The Pierce Winter Festival is held the first weekend in February and includes the Ice Man Relay, where teams compete in snowshoe and sled races, ending with a plunge into the frigid waters of Orofino Creek. Bald Mountain Ski Area, seven miles outside town provides skiing and snowboarding opportunities, while an extensive network of groomed trails is available to snowmobilers each winter.

The Weippe prairie, where the Nez Perce tribe met the Lewis and Clark Corp of Discovery in 1805, comes alive with Camas blooms in the spring. Photo courtesy of Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce

The first courthouse in Idaho, then Shoshone County, still stands in Pierce. The J. Howard Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum in located nearby, with a vast collection of logging memorabilia.

18 county spotlight The Elk River Back Country Byway is 57 miles long and begins in Orofino at the junction of Idaho 7 and the Wells Bench Road. The route crosses the North Fork of the Clearwater at Dent Bridge, and proceeds to Elk River where it joins Idaho 8 to Bovill. The route includes Dent Bridge, Elk River, Morris Cedar Grove, Elk Creek Falls and Bovill.

Dworshak Dam, the western hemisphere’s tallest straight-axis dam, is located near Orofino, providing hydroelectric power, flood control and recreational opportunities. Photo by Clearwater County Sheriff Chris Goetz

Elk River, located 33 miles north of Orofino, is a sportsman’s paradise where hiking, hunting, camping and fishing opportunities abound. Free falling Elk Creek Falls cascades 300 feet to the creek below. At one time Elk River boasted the largest sawmill in the area. Nearby Elk Butte, elevation 5824 feet, provides a spectacular view of two national forests and the Selkirk-Bitterroot range. The stately Morris Cedar Grove is home to the largest Cedar tree in the Rocky Mountains, more than 3000 years old and 18 feet in diameter.

Dent Bridge spans Dworshak Reservoir. Photo by Woody Bauschetz Whether you are a history buff, recreational enthusiast, fun lover, or simply enjoy viewing wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Clearwater County offers you a warm invitation to make new friends and create great memories.

The second weekend in August finds Elk River Days in full swing, kicking off with a potluck in the City Park on Friday night. Good times include the parade, kids’ games, logging events, basketball competitions and live music. History buffs will enjoy a visit to the Elk River Museum. Clearwater County is home to two of Idaho’s Scenic Byways. The Gold Rush Historic Byway begins at the junction of U.S. Highway 12 and State Highway 11. The 42.5 mile route begins at Greer and winds through Weippe and Pierce before ending at Headquarters. It features a number of historic sites of the gold rush of the late 1800s.

Clearwater County Fast Facts Founded: 1911 Seat: Orofino Area: 2,488 sq miles Population: 8,761

Lower Elk Creek Falls photo provided by Trevor Delphousz

County Commentary • September/October

Risk Management Discount Program (RMDP)



Members, earn a 5% discount* on your member contribution for October 1, 2013, by successfully completing the objectives listed below. The process and online tools have been redesigned and are easier to use. We now have employee specific course lists and convenient monitoring tools. Program Dates: Start any time after August 15, 2012. The deadline is December 31, 2012. Requirements: 80% of your employees, including elected officials, supervisors and law enforcement personnel are required to: • Review your Personnel Policy through the online university. • Review your Vehicle Use Policy through the online university. • Attend a Harassment Policy Training meeting conducted by you. (Law enforcement excluded on items below) • Complete two 4-minute driving courses through the online university on cell phone use and safe backing. • Attend a Driver Safety meeting conducted by you. 80% of your elected officials, department heads, front line supervisors, law enforcement supervisors and anyone else who supervises another are required to complete the online university course: “The Role of the Supervisor”. (Law enforcement employees must also complete items below) • 80% of Sheriff’s office or Police department employees are required to complete the Idaho POST online course “Law Enforcement – Safe Driving is your Responsibility”. • 80% of your law enforcement patrol and reserve level 1 certified officers are required to complete the Idaho POST EVOC 101 web training course between Jan 1, 2012 thru Dec 31, 2012. • Confirm you have a current patrol policy manual either through Lexipol or another source. Get Started: Contact ICRMP to sign-up for the Risk Management Discount Program at 800336-1985 or email Provide the name, email address and phone number of the person who will coordinate the program within your agency. All the details can be found on our website under Discount Program. *The 5% discount is applied to your 2013-2014 contribution only. Future years’ contributions will be computed on your base premium which does not include discounts from previous years. Agencies that have reached their minimum allowable contribution level cannot receive this discount. ICRMP will notify you before undertaking the program if your agency is at its minimum.

Commissioner Marc Shigeta District 3 Representative ICRMP Board of Trustees

Born and raised in New Plymouth, Idaho, Marc Shigeta knows a thing or two about Idaho. First, he’s a Vandal graduating from the University of Idaho with his BS in accounting. He worked a couple of years as an internal auditor for Boise Cascade, but quickly realized that he missed home and moved back to the family farm.  He’s spent the last 39 years farming and as he says “trying to convince my wife that I am a decent catch”. They have three children and currently two grandchildren. His two sons “run” the family farm nowadays and his daughter took on the CPA role. ICRMP is glad that he has help running the farm so that he can serve on our Board. Mark has been a commissioner for Payette County since 2003 and has served our Board since 2007. In addition, he sits on the following IAC committees: Environment, Energy and Land Use, Justice and Public Safety and Transportation and the IAC Board of Directors.

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The September/October Issue of the Idaho Association of Counties' County Commentary