Gem County Commissioner Michele Sherrer and her family announced today that she will not seek re-election to the Gem County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Sherrer has served Gem County as a Commissioner for nearly 10 years.
“This has been a difficult decision. I have been humbled that our community has elected me to serve them and it has been an honor to serve the citizens of Gem County,” stated Commissioner Sherrer. “However, the time has come for me to look at other opportunities and embrace new challenges. It has been a privilege to serve the citizens of Gem County for nearly 10 years and I want others to have the same opportunity. Thus, I have decided not to seek re-election. I want to sincerely thank my numerous supporters and acknowledge the friendships I have made. I have been blessed,” continued Sherrer.
Commissioner Sherrer has represented Gem County at the regional, state and national level on numerous boards and commissions addressing a range of substantive policy issues. She was elected by her peers to serve on the Idaho Association of Counties Board of Directors and also on the National Association of Counties Board of Directors. Sherrer has served Governor Otter on the Select Task Force on Health Care, Idaho Health Care Council and the Drug Court and Mental Health Court Coordinating Committee. She is the also the Chairman of the Idaho Council of Governments (ICOG). Sherrer completed the County Leadership Institute at New York University in 2004 and has recently received her Master’s in Public Administration from Boise State University.