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Idaho Property Tax Presentation
During the 2021 Idaho Association of Clerks and Commissioners conference, we were given the following presentation on property taxes in the State of Idaho. The presentation was given by Alan Dornfest, the Property Tax Policy Bureau Chief. The presentation outlines...
Bannock County Youth Development Center
We had a great department update this week with Matt Olsen, Juvenile Probation Director. He shared with us some fantastic statistics about the successes they are having with the youth in our community. One of the bright spots of the department is the Bannock County...
Bannock County’s 2nd Amendment Resolution
I am proud to announce that today the Bannock County Commissioners approved a resolution giving some protection to 2nd Amendment rights. The resolution does not designate Bannock County as a sanctuary. It does give the County and the Sheriff's department the ability...
Bannock County Indoor Arena and Riding Passes
When I became Commissioner one of my platforms was to look at the financial viability of projects within the county. A big part of that analysis involves looking at contracts and business practices. My goal as a Commissioner is to try and reach a revenue-neutral...
Bannock County and Property Taxes
Since becoming a County Commissioner property taxes have been a hot topic. Initially, I thought it was a simple problem with a simple solution. I was wrong. I am a big fan of Occam's Razor theory which states "the simplest explanation is usually the right one." In the...
KIFI News 8 Interview
Here is an interview I recently completed with Local News 8 https://youtu.be/GsjWhVd7Hac
Common Campaign Questions
So what is your stance on the crazy tax increases in the last few years? In regards to the tax increases, I'm assuming you are referring to the Property Tax Assessments. While we certainly have benefited from a wonderful economic climate, I think there could have been...
Bannock County’s Economic Opportunity
Bannock County GDP is a leader in Idaho. We also compare favorably to other counties of similar size across the country.
Bannock Counties 911 system is a model for other counties in the State.
Meeting The South County Mayors
Had a great opportunity to meet with the mayors from Inkom (Max Shaffer), McCammon (Karlene Hall), Lava (Jon Thompson), Arimo (Lonnie Gunter), and Downey (Rex Nielsen) this week. What a great bunch of individuals working hard in their communities. The purpose of the...
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