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In brief: CCC plans meeting Wednesday

Sat., Jan. 31, 2009

The Coeur d’Alene basin Citizens Coordinating Council (CCC) will hold a meeting Wednesday, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Spokesman-Review Building, 608 Northwest Blvd. Topics for the meeting include updates on the Basin Commission, ROD Amendment, Lake Management Plan and other activities in the lower basin and Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The CCC holds quarterly meetings in the Coeur d’Alene basin area. All meetings of the CCC are open to the public.

The CCC was established to provide local citizen input to and support of the Coeur d’Alene Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission (Basin Commission).

For more information, go to the Basin Commission Web site at

North Idaho College

Martin selected to fill NIC role

John Martin has been selected as the new vice president for community relations and marketing at North Idaho College, a role he was appointed to on temporary assignment in August of 2008.

“John has done an excellent job serving in this temporary role over the past five months,” NIC President Priscilla Bell said. “He has cemented his value within the college and community during that time and I am certain that his contributions will help the college continue to further its mission and presence throughout the region.”

Martin was asked to serve in the interim after former NIC vice president for community relations Kent Propst accepted a position as the executive director of the foundation of Peru State College in Nebraska.

A national search was conducted by a committee made up of NIC faculty and staff and community members to fill the vacancy permanently. More than 150 people applied for the position.

Martin served as the regional director for former Sen. Larry Craig’s North Idaho office from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, he was the disabled veterans outreach program manager for the Idaho Department of Labor.

New ambassadors on NIC campus

Five North Idaho College ambassadors will provide a fresh perspective to new and prospective NIC students this semester.

The NIC ambassador program was initiated to create a core of students who could assist the NIC admissions office with recruitment activities and act as representatives of NIC to help create a sense of community among students, employees and visitors. To become an ambassador, students must be in good academic standing, be knowledgeable of NIC as well as college programs and activities and maintain professional standards when representing NIC.

The students are Sara Priest, of Wallace; Caleb Cox, of St. Maries; Reina Lopez, of Bonners Ferry; Channa Beaton, of Rathdrum and Jeff Howard, from Bonners Ferry.

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