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Greater I.F. Association honors Realtor, Affiliate of the Year

Each year, the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors recognizes one Realtor and one affiliate member for its “outstanding dedication to the local industry.”

John Tanner, of Better Homes &Gardens Real Estate Voigt Davis, has been named the association’s 2017 Realtor of the Year, an association news release said. Lindsey Robinson, of Pioneer Title, is the association’s 2017 Affiliate of the Year.

The awards recognizes those who have served not only the real estate profession but also their communities, the release said.

Talbot named branch manager at D.L. Evans Bank in Rigby

Brook Talbot has been promoted to the position of vice president branch manager of the Rigby branch of D. L. Evans Bank.

John V. Evans Jr., the bank’s president and CEO, announced the promotion in a news release.

Talbot has more than 15 years of banking experience. He earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from Oregon State University and a bachelor of science in marketing from Southern Utah University.

Talbot can be contacted at the Rigby branch, at 432 Farnsworth Way, or by calling 208-745-8107.

REDI’s Rogers honored by Idaho Business Review

Idaho Business Review announced that Jan Rogers, CEO of Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI), is one of 50 Idaho women to be recognized among its 2018 Idaho Women of the Year.

“Jan Rogers has had such a significant impact in Idaho promoting economic development for our great state for nearly 20 years,” Idaho Director of Commerce Megan Ronk said. “To have Idaho Business Review include her as one of 50 outstanding women in our state is a testament to Jan’s leadership and achievements over the years.”

Women are nominated annually by peers, colleagues and mentors for the award that recognizes women demonstrating success in professional achievements, leadership, mentorship to other women, community service and community leadership, an Idaho Business Review news release said.

The 50 women will be honored at a March 8 reception, dinner and awards gala at the Boise Centre. One will be named Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year and all will be profiled in Idaho Business Review’s March 9 magazine.

Idaho Falls Police Dept. hires new public information officer

Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as its public relations and public information officer.

The primary focus of the position is to create an open environment for the flow of information and ideas between the community and the police department, a city news release said. Cook also will serve as the department’s spokeswoman and media liaison.

Cook is an eastern Idaho native and a graduate of Hillcrest High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in political economy from the College of Idaho, the release said. She previously served as a communications and research specialist for the city of Caldwell Mayor’s Office. She also served in a temporary capacity in Mayor Rebecca Casper’s office from May through September of this year.

The Idaho Falls Police Department has been operating without an official public information officer since Joelyn Hansen left the department to join Idaho Falls Power in April. Hansen had been the police department’s public information officer and community projects coordinator since 2011.

Hansen is now Idaho Falls Power’s customer relations supervisor. Her duties include customer/community relations, marketing and public information.

Hansen studied communications at Washington State University.