Congratulations to Commissioner Gaylen Smyer and Carol Richel
Every year highway district personnel have the opportunity to nominate a deserving Commissioner to receive the IAHD Commissioner of the Year award. This year, the Association has extended such recognition to Highway District Clerks to receive the IAHD Clerk of the Year award.
Commissioner of the Year
Commissioner Gaylen Smyer with Burley Highway District has earned the 2018 IAHD Commissioner of the Year award. As an Idaho native who grew up in Delco, Commissioner Smyer continues to live his life through bettering his community. He has maintained unwavering commitment to Burley Highway District for the past thirty-one (31) years, even while serving as the Cassia County School District Superintendent for the past eleven (11) years.
Clerk of the Year
The recipient of the inaugural IAHD Clerk of the Year award is Carol Richel, a devoted clerk from Worley Highway District. Carol's sense of dependability and excellent collaboration has made her the "go-to clerk" to help navigate different situations the local Highway District Association in Kootenai County is faced with. Even after eleven (11) years with the district, Carol's favorite part of her job is putting together the budget. Carol explained, "We all have a lot of fun here at work, it's a great place to work."