Idaho Association of Counties

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC), formed in 1976, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan member service organization dedicated to the improvement of county government. It was designed and incorporated by county elected officials to provide services, research, uniformity, and coordination among member counties, in order for the county elected officials to serve their constituents better.

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Event Details

IAC's Midwinter Legislative Conference is a great opportunity for county officials and county staff to network and share information. The conference features committee meetings, workshops, legislative updates from IAC staff and legislators, exhibitors, visiting the Capitol, and our yearly legislative reception.


GROVE HOTEL (245 S. Capitol Blvd.)


Cutoff Date: January 5

Reservations: 208.489.2222 or Online

HOTEL 43 (981 W. Grove St.)


Cutoff Date: January 5

Reservations: 208.489.2222 or Online

HYATT PLACE (1024 W. Bannock St.)


Cutoff Date: January 5

Reservations: 208.991.5275 or Online

HAMPTON INN & SUITES (495 S. Capitol Blvd.)


Cutoff Date: January 6

Reservations: 208.331.1900 or Online

HOME2 SUITES (202 S. 6th St.)


Cutoff Date: January 7

Reservations: 208.336.8277 or Online


You are invited to sponsor and exhibit your company's products and services at the 2024 Idaho Association of Counties Midwinter Legislative Conference! Build your brand; increase sales and market share through exhibits and sponsorships at the 2024 IAC Midwinter Legislative Conference.

By sponsoring and exhibiting, you will be able to reach 250-300 county elected officials (commissioners, clerks, assessors, sheriffs, treasurers, coroners, and prosecuting attorneys) and their staff from around the state of Idaho. Historically, all 44 counties have been represented at the meeting.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kristin Cundiff ( or Jessica Roth (


  • January 29, 2024

  • January 30, 2024

  • January 31, 2024

  • February 1, 2024

January 29, 2024

Main Schedule

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
IAC Mentoring Program Lunch
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concurrent Workshops & Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Break with Exhibitors
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Concurrent Workshops & Committee Meeting

Committee & Board Meetings

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Capital Crimes Defense Fund Board Meeting
Chair: Doug Zenner, Nez Perce County Commissioner
IAC Staff Liaison: Kelli Brassfield
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Legislative Committee
Chair: Don Hall, Twin Falls County Commissioner
Vice Chair: Tom Dayley, Ada County Commissioner
IAC Staff Liaisons: Kelli Brassfield and Sara Westbrook
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
Chair: Todd Smith, Madison County Commissioner
Vice Chair: Denis Duman, Idaho County Commissioner
IAC Staff Liaison: Sara Westbrook
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Public Lands Committee
Chair: Sherry Maupin, Valley County Commissioner
Vice Chair: Bryce Somsen, Caribou County Commissioner
IAC Staff Liaison: Kelli Brassfield
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
IAC Board of Directors Meeting
President: Vic Pearson, Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney
1st Vice President: John David Davidson, Blaine County Treasurer
2nd Vice President: Mark Bair, Bingham County Commissioner
Immediate Past President: Chris Goetz, Clearwater County Sheriff

Public Safety Workshops Track

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection – A National and Local Overview
The United States Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations, Office of Field Operations, and U.S. Border Patrol will provide a deep dive into their operations and how they can assist you and the community you serve. This presentation will provide an outline of CBP and its operational footprint in Idaho, of local challenges, and how we work with local partners.
Jesse Babay (Spokane Station Acting Patrol Agent in Charge at U.S. Border Patrol)
Rachel J. Rud-Scaraglino (Port Director, Port of Boise, Office of Field Operations at U.S. Border Patrol)
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Sustainability of the PERSI Trust Fund
This workshop will provide a fiscal update of the fund and the current status of the fund, including a new Executive Director and potential legislation that could impact the fund. Deputy Director Hampton will also include information on rehiring retired law enforcement.
Mike Hampton (Deputy Director of PERSI)

Leadership Workshops Track

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Can You Please Calm Down - Tips for Managing Challenging People (1.0 COI Elective)
Do you deal with angry/cranky people in your work or personal life? This workshop will provide you with skills that support dealing with the "those" people in your life. During this session, we will utilize conflict management and neuroscience theories to drive the appropriate skills in life's difficult moments.
- Recognize your own and others big triggers
- Develop skills for managing yourself in tense moments
- Understand the dos and don’ts when dealing with challenging people
- Develop skills for diffusing tense moments
Ashley Nichols (Director of the Conflict Management Programs at Boise State University)

Public Works Workshops Track

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Federal and State Transportation Grants – How to Find Them and Submit Competitive Applications
This workshop will inform participants on how browse available grant opportunities, stay informed on opportunities and get a briefing on the technical assistance services provided by LHTAC for grant applications.
Ken Kanownik (Deputy Administrator at LHTAC)
Scott Wood (Federal-aid Engineer at LHTAC)

General Government Workshops Track

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Serving with Purpose: IAC Programs and Services (1.0 COI Elective)
Welcome to "Serving with Purpose: IAC Programs and Services" workshop! This engaging session invites you to explore and discuss what IAC has to offer with both our dedicated team and the partners supporting our products and services. As an added bonus, participants have the chance to win exclusive IAC swag items!
Kelli Brassfield (Policy Advisor at Idaho Association of Counties)
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Employee Performance Reviews (1.0 COI Elective)
In this workshop, Tammy will discuss the pros and cons of employee performance reviews. Participants will gain a better understanding of bias and how to avoid it. The workshop will also cover effective communication, best practices, and accountability strategies.
Tammy Middleton (HR Risk Manager at ICRMP)

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ATTENDEE | Member Registration

Member Price$265
Member Price (Pay at the door)$295

ATTENDEE | Tuesday, January 30 (One Day Only)

Includes all sessions on Tuesday, January 30, refreshment breaks, and lunch.

Member Price$110

ATTENDEE | Wednesday, January 31 (One Day Only)

Includes all sessions on Wednesday, January 31, refreshment breaks, lunch, and the Legislative Reception.

Member Price$140

ATTENDEE | Legislative Reception Only

Public Price$40

ATTENDEE | Non-Member Registration

Public Price$375
Door Price$400

EXHIBITOR | Exhibit Table

Member PriceComplimentary
Member Price$900
Public Price$1,000

SPONSOR | Conference Lanyards (Sold Out)

Have attendees “wear” your corporate logo all conference long! Imagine all of the IAC attendees as walking advertisements promoting your brand.

Public Price$2,500

SPONSOR | Continental Breakfast

A continental breakfast sponsorship provides a great opportunity for attendees to network and socialize in a relaxed environment before the general session and meetings begin for the day.

Public Price$2,500

SPONSOR | Charging Station

With attendees using their phones, tablets, and mobile devices throughout the conference, a custom-branded charging station positioned in a high-traffic area is an ideal way to enhance your brand and message. Help IAC members stay charged throughout the day!

Public Price$2,500

SPONSOR | WiFi Sponsor

Take charge of the conference WiFi and put your brand at the forefront of attendees’ minds. As the provider of this essential service, your company will gain exceptional exposure and recognition with a custom password. What better way to “connect” with IAC members?

Public Price$2,000

SPONSOR | A/V Equipment

Help support the audio/visual rentals at the Boise Centre with this sponsorship. As the sole sponsor, you will be recognized on signage in all breakout rooms.

Public Price$2,000

SPONSOR | Milk & Cookies Break

Feel like a kid again as a sponsor of our milk & cookies break! Conference attendees will enjoy a late afternoon treat of milk & cookies and a hot cocoa station, complete with whipped cream, sprinkles, and crushed peppermint.

Public Price$2,000

SPONSOR | Pocket Agenda (Sold Out)

Every attendee will receive a pocket sized agenda that fits behind their name badge. This quick reference agenda is used frequently by the attendees throughout the conference. This sponsorship includes your logo on the front of the pocket agenda.

Public Price$1,500

SPONSOR | Registration Folder (Sold Out)

Elevate your brand with a vibrant sponsorship that all attendees will see! Each attendee will receive a custom designed registration folder with your logo.

Public Price$1,500

SPONSOR | Coffee & Soda Break

Connect your brand with IAC attendees during one of the coffee breaks at the conference. Prominent signage displays your corporate logo for all to see as they enjoy networking over a cup of coffee or a soda. Want even more exposure? Provide disposable coffee cups with your company logo at the break station.

Public Price$1,000

SPONSOR | Water Station

Hydration is important and attendees will have access to water stations throughout the venue. Wouldn’t it be great if the attendees saw your logo every time they grab a glass of water? As the sponsor, your company’s name and logo will be prominently displayed on signage at a water station throughout the day.

Public Price$750

SPONSOR | General Sponsor

Public Price$500



Boise Centre
850 W Front St
Boise, Idaho

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