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Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper will give the annual State of the City address on Jan. 11. The address will be given during the City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the City Annex building, 680 Park Avenue. The public and media are invited to attend.
The first meeting of the year following an election is always a very full meeting. In accordance with state statutes, the first order of business is for outgoing council members to conclude any outstanding financial business. Next, newly elected City Council Members, Jim Freeman, Jim Francis and Shelly Smede, will be sworn into office and seated. The council president will be elected. These formal actions will be followed by what has become an Idaho Falls tradition, the State of the City address by the mayor.
“This year’s State of the City address will be similar to previous years in that we will highlight the 2017 accomplishments and share goals for 2018. However, this year I will get a little help from our eleven department directors who will participate in a video report that highlights some of the city’s previous year’s achievements,” explains Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper.
Following the State of the City address, an awards presentation recognizing city employees who have dedicated 20 to 40 years of service to the City of Idaho Falls will take place.
Casper says, “Each year, we recognize employees who have positively impacted this city through many years of dedicated service. Their years of experience certainly matter. It is right that we honor them for their commitment to making Idaho Falls the kind of city that gets better every year. ”
Online streaming of all City Council meetings are available for those who cannot attend. The link to the live stream is on the homepage of the city’s website. The meetings are also archived for later viewing.
City of Idaho Falls Service Awards
Twenty Years of Service
Duane Nelson, Idaho Falls Fire Department
Samuel Edwards, Parks & Recreation
Sgt. Jon Jonson, Idaho Falls Police Department
Sherry Glick, Idaho Falls Police Department – Dispatch
Lincoln Beard, Idaho Falls Power
Matt Schwarzenberger, Idaho Falls Power
Douglas Hunting, Public Works – Sanitation
Mark Chapman, Public Works – Sewer
Kevin Wilkie, Public Works – Sewer
Troy Milton, Public Works – Streets
Travis Steele, Public Works – Streets
Twenty-Five Years of Service
Patti Reines, Community Development Services
Alyn Criddle, Idaho Falls Fire Department
Michael Evans, Idaho Falls Fire Department
Chris Farnsworth, Idaho Falls Fire Department
Todd Longhurst, Idaho Falls Fire Department
Joseph Nichols, Idaho Falls Fire Department
Gary Allan, Parks & Recreation
Paul Horsburgh, Parks & Recreation
Craig Martin, Parks & Recreation
James Landon, Parks & Recreation – Sage Lakes Golf Course
Debra Kimbro, Idaho Falls Power
Larry Martin, Public Works – Sewer
Carl Utter, Public Works – Sewer
Dale Haakma, Public Works – Streets
Troy Miller, Public Works – Streets
Thirty Years of Service
Ronald Campbell, Parks & Recreation
Terrence Bodily, Idaho Falls Power
Brent Olsen, Idaho Falls Power
Thirty-five Years of Service
Ted Johnson, Municipal Services – Building Maintenance
Cpt. Royce Clements, Idaho Falls Police Department
Bruce Foster, Public Works – Sewer
Forty Years of Service
Bruce Lawrence, Public Works – Engineering
Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with city staff, contact Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon at (208) 612-8122 or [email protected]