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Kleer names area dentist to influential dentists list

An area dentist has been honored by a dental membership platform for his success across multiple categories.

Dr. Tom Anderson of Premier Dental Care in Idaho Falls was named an honoree in Kleer’s 2018 Most Influential Dentists in America program. Anderson is one of three dentists from Idaho to receive the distinction, and the only recipient from eastern Idaho.

Kleer selected influential dentists from each state by gauging their success across categories including the dentists’ social media footprint, positive patient ratings, overall media presence, and leadership and philanthropic efforts, a Kleer news release said.

Dave Monahan, CEO of Kleer, said in the release that the company developed an algorithm to measure complied data in order to determine winners in each state.

“Kleer’s goal is to improve the lives of dentists and patients, so we’re happy to honor a group of altruistically minded practitioners that align with our values and who have proven themselves as dental industry advocates,” Monahan said in the release.

A full interactive map of all winners can be found at

Sen. Siddoway recognized for exceptional service to Idaho

The Association of Idaho Cities honored retiring state Sen. Jeff Siddoway with the Ken Harward Award on June 21 at its 71st annual conference in Boise.

The Association established the Ken Harward Award to recognize exceptional contributions benefiting the state of Idaho and its communities, an association news release said. Harward was Nampa’s city administrator and finance director for 24 years and “his visionary planning was integral to the development of the Nampa Recreation Center, the Centennial-Ridgecrest golf complex, the Nampa Civic Center and the Idaho Center,” the release said. Harward also was the association’s longest serving executive director and “worked tirelessly to build the credibility and effectiveness” of the association.

Siddoway graduated from South Fremont High School in St. Anthony and attended the University of Idaho. He served six terms in the Senate representing District 35, which includes Butte, Clark, Fremont and Jefferson counties. He was chairman of the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee and the Senate State Affairs Committee.

Siddoway owns a sheep, elk and bison ranch and has served as president of the Idaho Wool Growers Association and as an Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commissioner.

“During his service in the Legislature, Sen. Siddoway has been a strong advocate for public school funding and for a fair and stable state tax system,” said AIC President Jeri DeLange, a City Councilor from Hayden. “He has also been an articulate defender of local government and has worked tirelessly on behalf of Idaho agriculture. We are proud to recognize Jeff Siddoway’s outstanding legacy of public service to the State of Idaho.”

I.F. mayor elected district director for the Association of Idaho Cities

Association of Idaho Cities members elected Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper as a director for District 6 for 2018-20. Casper was elected and took the oath of office June 21 during the association’s 71st annual conference in Boise where more than 400 delegates representing cities from around the state were in attendance.

The Association of Idaho Cities was formed in 1947 and is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation organized to serve Idaho’s 200 incorporated cities, an association news release said. The association influences policies and provides education, training and technical assistance “to strengthen the ability of city elected officials and staff to serve their communities,” the release said.