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Jess Harrison named new head of Association of Idaho Cities

Jessica "Jess" Harrison
Jessica "Jess" Harrison

Jessica “Jess” Harrison has been named executive director of the Association of Idaho Cities, to succeed Seth Grigg; he’s leaving to head the Idaho Association of Counties, where he’s succeeding the retiring longtime director there, Dan Chadwick.

Harrison currently is director of government affairs and communications for the Idaho School Boards Association. She holds both a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in public administration from Boise State University, and is a graduate of Leadership Boise. At the school boards association, her work has focused on legislative advocacy, technical assistance to school boards and coordinating communication for the group.

“Jessica has proven herself to be a strong advocate, a skilled communicator and a talented coalition builder during her time at ISBA,” said AIC President Jeri DeLange, a Hayden city councilor. “She brings the best possible combination of knowledge, skills and experience to the job.”

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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