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State of City Set for Jan.11

Mayor, council looking ahead for 2018

Published online: Jan 04, 2018 Articles, East Idaho Business, Events
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You know the phrase, “Standing room only,” and how it usually applies to things like concerts at the fair, juried exhibitions at the Carr Gallery or Karaoke night at Ford's Bar?

On Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m., get ready for a packed house at 680 Park Ave. That's the time and place for the City of Idaho Falls to roll its vision for 2018, featuring the annual State of the City address by Mayor Rebecca Casper.

The first city council meeting of the year is usually well-attended, but 2018 has some additional fanfare due to the swearing-in of three new council members.

After outgoing council members tie up loose ends on outstanding financial business, the city will usher in Jim Freeman, Jim Francis and Shelly Smede to take their new seats. Also at this time, a new council president will be elected.

Casper's address will be similar to previous years with a look back on 2017 and some goals for 2018. The city will also roll out a video reel highlighting the previous year's accomplishments.

Up next will be an awards presentation recognizing city employees with 20-plus years of service.”

“Their years of experience certainly matter,” notes Casper. “It is right that we honor them for their commitment to making Idaho Falls the kind of city that gets better every year.”

And the City of Idaho Falls Service Awards go to...

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

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