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National League of Cities selects Caldwell to participate in Mayors’ Institute to improve child health, education outcomes

For immediate release: April 18, 2017
CALDWELL, Idaho — The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Caldwell as one of six cities to participate in the Mayors’ Institute on Advancing Education and Health through a Community Schools Strategy, May 2-4, in Philadelphia. 
In addition to Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, mayors from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; Houston; Philadelphia; Rancho Cucamonga, California; and Toledo, Ohio, will participate in the Mayors’ Institute. 

Suicide Prevention Hotline Needs Volunteers


The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, by Jannus, Inc. needs volunteer Crisis Phone & Text Responders for all shifts, especially evenings and weekends.  

The ISPH team trains volunteers — laypersons or professionals in the greater Boise area — to become crisis phone workers.  The next training course begins May 2, and completes May 27th.   Orientation & screening sessions, tours and listening shifts for prospective volunteers are ongoing in April.  ISPH provides excellent training, experience and supervision.  

United Way, Caldwell receive national grant to address health outcomes


The City of Caldwell in partnership with the Caldwell School District and United Way of Treasure Valley was recently awarded a technical assistance grant through the National League of Cities (Youth, Education and Families Council). 

The grant invites mayors and community leaders to participate in a Mayors’ Institute to be held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on May 2-4, 2017.  The Institute seeks to address factors that influence health outcomes where residents live, learn, work, and play through the Community Schools Strategy program.   

Jill Twedt

Jill Twedt

Boise Cascade

Twedt is Associate General Counsel at Boise Cascade Company, and has been a practicing attorney in Boise for over 13 years. She is also active in the community as Board President of Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity. She graduated from the College of Idaho and University of Idaho College of Law. Twedt and her husband, Josh Sears, live in Eagle with their two daughters and two golden retrievers.

Josh Bishop

Josh Bishop


Josh is a pharmacist and community advocate. He previously served as the Idaho Regional Vice President and a part of the Executive Management Group for PacificSource Health Plans. He has over a decade of health plan experience in the areas of pharmacy, medical management and Medicaid program administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy from Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University.

Rep. Christy Perry

Rep. Christy Perry

Idaho State Legislature

Rep. Perry represents District 11 and has been an Idaho State Representative since 2010. She has served on a variety of committees within the legislature, including Health and Welfare, Ways and Means, and Judiciary, Rules and Administration. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boise State University. Rep. Perry and her husband Matt have three children.

Wes Jost

Wes Jost

Zions Bank

Wes is the senior vice president and regional director of Zions Bank’s Idaho Real Estate Banking Group. Wes has more than 16 years of experience in real estate and commercial banking. Wes is active in the community as treasurer and executive board member of the Urban Land Institute-Idaho Chapter and as a board member of the Downtown Boise Association. Wes and his wife, Joanna, live in Boise with their two daughters.


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