myMERIDIAN

myMERIDIAN

The myMERIDIAN podcast offers insights and knowledge about the City of Meridian, Idaho. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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September 6, 2022 2 mins
In this introductory trailer, Meridian Mayor Robert Simison introduces the myMERIDIAN podcast and its first bundle of episodes—the CITY 101 series, a crash course in local government.

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Meridian City Attorney Bill Nary joins Mayor Robert Simison to talk about all things Meridian. Find out how a mayor differs from a city manager, what a commission is, how to distinguish a proclamation from an ordinance or resolution, and much more.


More information about the history of Meridian may be found by visiting https://meridiancity.org/history.


Questions about the podcast? Please email communications@meridiancity.org....

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Councilman Brad Hoaglun, the current Council President of the Meridian City Council, joins Mayor Robert Simison to talk about the function of the City Council and the overall mission, vision, and strategic priorities for the City of Meridian.



Information about the Meridian City Council, including contact information for current council members, agendas/minutes for upcoming/previous meetings, and archived videos of past meet...

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Todd Lavoie, the City of Meridian's Chief Financial Officer, joins Mayor Robert Simison to talk about the City's finance department, funds, and budgeting process.



Information about the finance department (including the latest fiscal year budget, past audit reports, browsable City financial data via OpenGov, and contact information) may be found by visiting https://meridiancity.org/finance/.



Questions about the podca...

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Chris Johnson, Meridian's City Clerk, joins Mayor Robert Simison to talk about the functions of the Clerk's Office—everything from dog licenses to passport applications to public records requests.



Information about the City Clerk's Office may be found by visiting https://meridiancity.org/clerk/.



Online records may be found by visiting https://meridiancity.org/records/.



Public records may be requested by visi...

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Bruce Freckleton, Meridian's Community Development Director, joins Mayor Simison to talk about land use, city planning, building permits, and more.



Learn more about the Community Development Department by visiting https://meridiancity.org/community-development/.



Questions about the podcast? Email communications@meridiancity.org.



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Steve Siddoway, Meridian's Parks & Recreation Director, joins Mayor Simison to talk about parks, pathways, and recreational activities.



To learn more about the Meridian Parks & Recreation Department, visit https://meridiancity.org/parks/.



Questions about the podcast? Email communications@meridiancity.org.



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Laurelei McVey, Meridian's Public Works Director, joins Mayor Simison to talk about water, wastewater, and other public works matters.



For more information about the Public Works Department, please visit https://meridiancity.org/public-works/.



For more information about trash and recycling, please visit https://meridiancity.org/environmental/trashtalk.



Informational "It Starts at Home" videos about drinking wa...

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Kris Blume, Fire Chief, joins Mayor Simison to talk about the Meridian Fire Department.



For more information about the Public Works Department, please visit https://meridiancity.org/fire/.



Questions about the podcast? Email communications@meridiancity.org.



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Chief Information Officer Dave Tiede joins Mayor Simison to talk about the City of Meridian's Information Technology Department.



For more information about the Information Technology Department, please visit https://meridiancity.org/it/.



Learn more about the USA Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency on its official government website: https://www.cisa.gov/.



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Human Resources Director Crystal Ritchie joins Mayor Simison to talk about the City of Meridian's HR Department.



For more information about the Human Resources Department, please visit https://meridiancity.org/hr.



Current employment opportunities at the City of Meridian may be found here: https://meridiancity.org/jobs.



Questions about the podcast? Email communications@meridiancity.org.



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Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea joins Mayor Simison to talk about the Meridian Police Department. This is part one of a two-part conversation between Chief Basterrechea and Mayor Simison.



For more information about the Meridian Police Department, please visit https://meridiancity.org/police.



Questions about the podcast? Email communications@meridiancity.org.



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Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea and Mayor Simison continue their conversation about the Meridian Police Department. This is the second and final part of a two-part conversation.



To contact the non-emergency Meridian Police line, please call (208) 888-6678 or email mpd@meridiancity.org.



For more information about the Meridian Police Department, please visit https://meridiancity.org/police.



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Superintendent Dr. Derek Bub and Board of Trustees Chair Lori Frasure join Mayor Simison to talk about the West Ada School District (WASD).


For more information about West Ada, please visit https://www.westada.org/.


For more information about the West Ada Foundation, please visit https://www.westada.org/o/educationfoundation.



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Shaun Wardle, one of West Ada Recreation District's board members, joins Mayor Simison to talk about the 50-year history of WARD as a provider of aquatic recreation through the Meridian Pool as well as WARD's stewardship of Fuller Park and what is now Lakeview Golf Club.


To learn more about WARD, please visit: http://www.westernada.org/


To learn more about the Meridian Pool, now operated by the City of Meridian's Parks &...

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Adam Schroeder, director of the unified Ada County Weed, Pest, & Mosquito Abatement agency, talks with Mayor Simison about the three divisions in his agency and offers up a wealth of information about noxious weeds, pests, and mosquitos.


To learn more about Ada County Weed, Pest, & Mosquito Abatement, please visit: https://adacounty.id.gov/weedpestmosquito/



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Nick Grove, director of the Meridian Library District, and Meg Larsen, Chair of the MLD Board of Trustees, join Mayor Simison to talk about Meridian libraries.


To learn more about the Meridian Library District, please visit: https://www.mld.org/


To learn more about the Friends of the Meridian Library, please visit:https://www.friendsofmld.org/


To learn more about the Meridian History Center located at Meridian City Hall, ...

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Jan Bennetts, Ada County Prosecutor, joins Mayor Simison to talk about the Prosecutor's Office.


For more information on the Ada County Prosecutor's Office, please visit: https://adacounty.id.gov/prosecutor/




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Mayor Simison talks about all things Ada County with Rod Beck, Chair of the Ada County Board of Commissioners.


For more information on Ada County and its various departments, please visit: https://adacounty.id.gov/



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Ada County Sheriff Matt Clifford joins Mayor Simison to talk about the various responsibilities of his Sheriff's Office.


For more information on the Ada County Sheriff's Office, please visit: https://adacounty.id.gov/sheriff/


For more information on the Bridge Youth and Family Resource Center, please visit: https://adacounty.id.gov/thebridge/



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