Looking back and evaluating the events of 2021, I believe that Bannock County is headed in a very positive direction. I’m not saying that we didn’t have our challenges, but we met them head-on and have come out ahead in the end.
I hesitate picking out single events or people, because every department and employee has made the County a better place to work and live. But I will mention a few that come to my mind.
The Human Resources Department has two new employees–Ryan Belnap as the Director and Josh Waters. They have moved into a new office space in the courthouse and are willing to help and serve any and all that need their assistance.
The Event Center also has a new Director, Scott Crowther, and a new staff. They all hit the ground running with multiple events every week in 2021. We hosted concerts, rodeos, ropings, soccer, football, and a wonderful Fourth of July celebration, just to name a few. The year 2022 looks to be even bigger, better, and busier than 2021 was.
The Bannock County Fair had the biggest attendance for the concert on Friday night in the Fair’s history. The estimated attendance was around 5,000 people.
New faces in the Commissioners’ office include Braeden Clayson as the Chief of Staff and Emma Iannacone as the County Public Information Officer. Both have been great additions to the County team, helping us identify and tell our story.
A couple of big projects at the courthouse have been the bathroom renovation and the Tyler Technology Software implementation. Special Projects and Maintenance personnel Dan Kendell, Jeff Underwood, Dave Myler, and Cory Tverdy have worked tirelessly all year on the bathrooms and we are close to having our grand opening for them. Bannock County Comptroller Kristi Klauser and her team in the Auditor’s Office have logged many hours to implement the new software, which will simplify the County payroll process.
I would like to thank each and every member of the Bannock County family for the time and effort you put in to make this a great place to live and work.
-Commissioner Ernie Moser