Matthew Johnson Elected as a Board Member for Nampa Rotary Club

Associate Matthew Johnson was recently elected as a Board Member for the Rotary Club of Nampa. His term will begin July 1, 2012.

Matt has been a member of Nampa Rotary for two years. Through Rotary Club he has worked on the Nampa Rotary Paws for a Cause dog walk which raises funds to support Rotary’s service projects in the community. For information on the 2012 Paws for a Cause visit http://www.paws4acause.us/.

Matt recently helped with the annual Nampa Rotary Club Dictionary Project which delivered 120 dictionaries to 3rd graders at Willow Creek Elementary. Overall, the 2012 Dictionary Project will deliver over 1000 dictionaries to area third graders.

White Peterson Office Administrator Carla Behrens Inducted Into Skyview High School Athletic Hall of Fame for Distinguished Service

On February 3, 2012, White Peterson Office Administrator Carla Behrens was inducted into the Skyview High School Hall of Fame for her distinguished service as a Skyview High School Booster’s Club Founder and President. Carla helped organize the Skyview High School Booster’s Club in 1998, and since that time has served as that organization’s only President.

During her tenure as President, Carla has organized many booster events and programs such as Skyview Booster’s College Scholarship, Skyview High School Apparel Sales, and Battle of the Moms. Additionally, Carla has coordinated numerous district and state tournament hospitality events, and supported all athletic and activity programs at Skyview. Carla has also contributed through her dedication of time and service on several committees, facilitating Booster financial support for teams traveling to state tournaments, championship banners, and improvements to Skyview Hawks Stadium, Powerhawk Gym, and the Skyview Baseball Complex.

Carla’s commitment to Skyview High School athletics reflects the type of community involvement that has been a hallmark of employees of White Peterson. Her dedication is respected and appreciated by all who work here.

2012 Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Meeting

Three White Peterson attorneys, Terry White, William Nichols, and Matthew Johnson, participated in the Idaho Municipal Attorneys Winter Workshop held in Meridian, Idaho on January 27, 2012. Discussion items included a municipal law legislative preview, dispute resolution for cities, an update on 42 U.S.C. section 1983, a municipal case law update, and a presentation from the University of Idaho College of Law’s new Economic Development Clinic. A roundtable discussion of current municipal law issues was held, including discussion of recent developments in stormwater funding and the City of Lewiston stormwater utility case. Matthew Johnson provided an update on recent legal challenges to the City of Nampa stormwater and drainage utility.

White Peterson has long been active in the Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association [http://www.idahomunicipalattorneys.org/] The IMA provides for the continuing education of city attorneys and for ongoing discussion and deliberation on municipal law issues.