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 [] The IMA provides for the continuing education of city attorneys and for ongoing discussion and deliberation on municipal law issues.

Matthew Johnson Elected President of the Third District Bar Association

White Peterson associate, Matthew Johnson, was recently elected president of the Third District Bar Association. His term will begin April 1, 2010.

Matt joined the firm in December 2007.  He serves as legal counsel to a number of municipalities and local government entities, including the City of Nampa, City of Melba, City of Wilder, Canyon Highway District, Golden Gate Highway District, and Wilder Rural Fire District.  His practice also focuses on helping clients to navigate the complex waters of federal, state, and local administrative laws and regulations, particularly related to zoning and land use, water law, and environmental issues.  Matt also advises and assists a number of homeowners associations with issues such as organization, administration and enforcement, and collections and liens.