Mayor Rebecca Casper to Give Annual State of the City Address, City Employees Recognized

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper will give her annual State of the City address during the Regular City Council meeting on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers inside the City Annex building located at 680 Park Avenue. The public and media are invited to attend.

Immediately following the State of the City address, an awards presentation recognizing city employees who have dedicated twenty, twenty-five, thirty and thirty-five years of service to the City of Idaho Falls will take place.

Online streaming of the meeting will be available for those who cannot attend. The link can be found under the City tab on the city’s website at The meeting will also be archived for later viewing.

City of Idaho Falls Service Awards

Twenty Years of Service

Cherise Frei, Community Development Services

John Tenerowicz, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Rich Brown, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Scott Grimmett, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Barbara Sanderson, Municipal Services / Controller’s Office

Bruce Dilley, Municipal Services / Equipment Maintenance

Richard Lainhart, Idaho Falls Police Department

Malin Reynolds, Idaho Falls Police Department

Twenty-Five Years of Service

Jimmy Rowberry, Public Works / Street Division

Richard Rogers, Idaho Falls Police Department

Lynn Billman, Idaho Falls Police Department

Rhonda Newman, Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation / Aquatic Center

Joseph Hansen, Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation

Lisa Bush, Municipal Services / Controller’s Office

Kent Stommel, Idaho Falls Power

Randy Westergard, Idaho Falls Power

Thirty Years of Service

Rusty Gerdes, Public Works / Water Division

Darrin Lords, Public Works / Wastewater Treatment Facility

Mike McCarthy, Public Works / Street Division

John Graham, Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation / Sandcreek Golf Course

Don Frongner, Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation / Pinecrest Golf Course

Brent Martin, Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation

Chandra Witt, Municipal Services / General Services

Julie Lacey, Idaho Falls Fire Department

Kelly Shaw, Idaho Falls Power

Thirty-Five Years of Service

Jeffrey Pratt, Idaho Falls Police Department

Van Ashton, Idaho Falls Power

Media Note: For more information or to schedule an interview with city staff, contact Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon.


About Idaho Falls:  Situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls has all the features of big city living, but embraces a small town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our backyard is the world’s most famous national park – Yellowstone. As the regional center for healthcare, science & technology, shopping and entertainment, Idaho Falls is an attractive location for small and large businesses alike. Idaho Falls consistently finds itself listed in the top ten rankings of many prestigious magazines, newspapers and professional community research publications.  Learn more on our website.