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People july 10, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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The City of Caldwell has hired Angie Reynolds as a Customer Service Officer, Megan Townsend as an Animal Control Officer, Kacy Reynolds as a Permit Technician, Amber Walker as a Police (Patrol) Officer, Sean McDonald as a Police (Reserve) Officer, and Holly Cook as a Communications & Research Specialist.


Tim Thorson, a Firefighter for the City of Caldwell, retired on June 19 after almost 25 years of service.


Collette Sanders, Recreation Superintendent for the City of Caldwell, will be retiring on July 29 after 24 years of service.


The City of Idaho Falls hired Dana Briggs as its new Economic Development Coordinator. Briggs has served as the Programs and Events Director for the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce since 2012. She holds an MBA from Idaho State University and is an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho. She will oversee the creation of short- and long-term planning for economic development activities in conjunction with external organizations such as Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI). “It is an exciting time in economic development for our city, region and state,” Briggs said in a city news release. “Wonderful opportunities lie ahead, and I look forward to working and collaborating with Mayor (Rebecca) Casper, the Idaho Falls City Council, REDI for East Idaho and our vibrant business community as we continue to work for and see Idaho Falls thrive.” Briggs will be charged with making information on utilities, taxes, zoning, community services and financial tools available to prospective businesses. Her official start date at the City is August 3.


Silvia Rosales, Records Specialist with the Jerome Police Department, was voted Employee of the Quarter by her peers.





John Richard Church, the longest-serving chief in the history of the Boise Police Department, passed away at age 83. Church joined Boise police in 1954 and led the department's first tactical team. He was appointed chief in January of 1968 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1983. During his 15 years at the helm, the department grew from 60 sworn officers to140. As chief, Church worked to increase education standards for police officers in cooperation with the Police Officers Standards and Training Academy and Boise State University, which had just created a major in criminal justice. He began the neighborhood team policing concept with the creation of four neighborhood "divisions” in 1975. He increased the civilian professional support staff to free up officers for active police work. Church was born in Boise on Christmas Eve 1931. He is survived by his wife, Dolly; two sons, Edward and John of Boise; a daughter, Dallas Turner of Boise; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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