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The Association of Idaho Cities (AIC) recognized the City of Twin Falls with two City Achievement Awards on June 20 during the 72nd AIC Annual Conference in Boise on June 19 through 21.
The City was recognized with a City Achievement Award in the 'Youth & Youth Council' Category for its Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness Color Run and Rally, which drew nearly 275 participants to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
The City was also recognized with a City Achievement Award in the 'Community Engagement' Category for its Empowering Citizens App, where the city adopted the SeeClickFix App to provide citizens with a way to report quality of life issues outside of calling 911, and developed a phone tree to divert nonemergency calls to the appropriate city department, both of which will result in decreased call volume to the emergency communications center.
The City Achievement Awards recognize the work of cities around Idaho that have implemented pioneering approaches to improve quality of life, address community challenges, and enhance service delivery in cost-effective ways. This year, awards were given in six categories: Community Engagement, Economic & Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Public Works & Transportation, and Youth & Youth Council.
The Association of Idaho Cities was formed in 1947 and is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation organized to serve Idaho’s 200 incorporated cities. AIC influences policies and provides education, training and technical assistance to strengthen the ability of city elected officials and staff to serve their communities.