I made it awkward
I asked a lot of questions
Found a way to get stuff done in spite of the awkwardness
Today I am me
That’s as true as can be
There is no one alive
That is Me’er than me
I was born
Someday I’ll die
In between, there’ll be a lot of work and an equal amount of laughter and the hope I leave this world a better place ‘cause I tried very hard to always do right.
There’s a road to normal and a winding path to peculiar, guess which one will lead you to me.
All kidding aside, I’ve lived in, worked in, volunteered in and loved Glenns Ferry for 25 years. The council position is a service position and I want nothing more than to see Glenns Ferry reach its full potential. I was humbled to be voted in and do not take that trust in me lightly.
Email Address: Case.GFCouncil@rtci.net
Councilman Ken Thompson was part of the 1961 graduating class of Glenns Ferry High School. He spent the first 6 years of his schooling going to school in Bliss. The family moved to Glenns Ferry in 1955 when his mother started teaching in the local elementary school.
After high school, he attended the U of I for 2 years and then went to California to attend college at Chobe College in Hayward, California. He met his wife and spent the next 20 years living there and in B.C. Canada, moving back to Glenns Ferry in 1977. He went to work for the City of Glenns Ferry in 1980 where he worked until retirement in 1994.
Ken served the community as a fireman for 10 years and also served on the school board for 9 years (3 of them as chairman of the board). During his time on the school board the middle school was built as well as the sports complex and the bus-administration building. School also saw the beginning of computers in the classrooms and installation of fiber optics in the school building, which enabled the school to have the internet in each classroom.
Now he enjoys spending time in his garden and yard. He also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
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My family came over to Glenns Ferry Idaho on the Oregon trail, I am a 5th generation Idahoan. I have lived here in Glenns Ferry off and on my whole life.
I work with horses as a farrier for a living, to provide for my wife and son.
My main goal is to replace the 100 year old water/ sewage system to get the ball rolling for the future council/generations to come.
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I was born and raised in Phoenix AZ. I spent some time during high school in southern California due to my fathers transfer then after four years we moved back to AZ. After HS I spent some time living in Washington state where I met my husband Franklin, we married in 1996. After a few years in WA we relocated back to AZ to be closer to my family. We relocated to Idaho at the end of 2018 after the adoption of our foster daughter was finalized.
I have 3 children. My daughter Kaity lives in AZ with her husband and my first grandchild Georgiana (we call her Georgi). My son Bayle, lives here in Glenns Ferry and works at Priceless Market. My youngest Suzie attends kindergarten @ Glenns Ferry Elementary school.
Prior to moving to Glenns Ferry we lived in Jerome ID from 2018-2021 where I was the District Instructional Coach. We bought our home in Glenns Ferry in the Summer 2021.
I have a double major BA degree and hold teacher certifications in AZ and ID. I have had the pleasure to work in numerous educational settings including classroom teacher, State Supervisor for Education and Training, Instructional Coach, Owner/Operator State Licensed Child Care service to name a few. I have experience advocating for change within the field of education and for teachers at the local, state, and national levels. It has been an honor to work with and serve so many talented education professionals throughout my long career in education.
More recently I spent time at the Idaho State Legislature working with elected officials to write new education legislation to address the teacher shortage within our state and address out of state reciprocity for teachers coming to our state from around the country. This was a very rewarding experience.
I also currently sit on the State Commission for Education Excellence. This allows me to have a voice to positively affect change within the field of education and to better serve the students and teachers of our State.
I am honored to have been chosen to sit on the Glenns Ferry City Council. I look forward to contributing to this city as a council member to help preserve what makes Glenns Ferry special and to help move us to a sustainable future.
My professional resume is on file at City Hall for interested individuals. I am open to hearing from each one of you on what you hope for our great city. It is an honor to be able to serve you and our city.
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