Matt Beebe,
Canyon County Commissioner

Dave Bieter,
Mayor, Boise

Tom Dale,
Mayor, Nampa

Tammy de Weerd, Mayor, Meridian

John Evans,
Mayor, Garden City

Frank McKeever,
Mayor, Middleton

Nancy Merrill,
Mayor, Eagle

Nate Mitchell,
Mayor, Star

Garret Nancolas,
Mayor, Caldwell

Dean Obray,
Mayor, Kuna

Margie Watson,
Mayor, Parma

Rick Yzaguirre,
Ada County Commissioner


















Treasure Valley Partnership Subcommittee Meeting

U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) for Prosecuting Gang Related Crimes
in the Treasure Valley

February 14, 2006


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Previous Meeting Minutes
  • Employing County
  • State Participation
  • Work Plan & Position Description
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Treasure Valley Partnership


Greg Bower – Ada County Prosecutor
Cary B. Colaianni – Boise City Attorney
Tom Dale – Mayor of Nampa
Marc Haws – U.S. Attorney’s Office
David Hensley – Legal Council to Governor Kempthorne
Bill Larsen – Treasure Valley Partnership
Megan Ronk – Governor Kempthorne’s Office
Margie Watson – Mayor of Parma
Frank Wyant – Caldwell Police (representing Mayor Nancolas)
David Young – Canyon County Prosecutor

Next Meeting of this Group:

Meeting will be called after the Treasure Valley Partnership meeting and after MOU’s have been drafted.

Assignments for Gathering Information: 

Marc Haws will find an example MOU and share it with David Young and Bill.  David and Marc will then work out the language to be used in the TV SAUSA.

Summary of Concerns:

Meeting Minutes

Bill thanked Marc Haws for providing an example position description and work plan for a SAUSA.

Marc indicated that the State of Nebraska has the most experience in hiring a SAUSA through counties.  After talking with Sally Johnson, she indicated that in Nebraska, they have not been operating through a Memorandum of Understanding.  He then contacted the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorney and they indicated that if there is a SAUSA operating for less than one year the history has been that no MOU’s have been used.  However, if the term of the SAUSA is more than a year, then a MOU is recommended and that they would help him work out the language for the MOU in our circumstance.

Marc stated he sent copies of a standard work plan and a position description for the last person they advertised for. 

Marc said he envisioned that the SAUSA would work out of their office.   ****handheld counter 3:36

Meeting adjourned after discussion of assignments for the next meeting.