Many of our partners in managing the Boise River as well as friends and family came together on Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, to congratulate retiring Flood #10 Project Manager Mike Dimmick on nearly 10 years of public service for the District. Mike struck a great balance working together with private landowners, state and federal agencies, and conservation interests in managing the Boise River for the District.
Mike served as Flood #10’s District Manager from 2014-2023.
We all gathered at Idaho Pizza in Eagle for dinner and beverages. All three board members of Boise River Flood Control District #10 were there, along with people from the City of Eagle, Ada County, HDR Engineering, Art Butts with Idaho Fish and Game, our attorney Dan Steenson, and several people from the Boise Valley Fly Fishers club.
The whole event was a bit of a surprise party for Mike Dimmick. His successor, Mark Zirschky, organized the party over several months time, working with Mike’s wife, Margaret, and his neighbor Troy Pearse of Boise Valley FF, to ensure that Mike was available. Nice work Mark!
Mike received a nice plaque from Flood #10 Board Chairman Bill Clayton. The words on the plaque said, “Flood Control District 10 thanks you for leading us to a new vision through collaboration with the many stakeholders of our beautiful and critical Boise River. Thanks for “taking the controls and flying the airplane.” ”
He also received a hand-made personalized fish net from the BVFF Board of Directors with his name engraved on the net handle, along with a lifetime membership to BVFF. He also received a nice little bundle of cash that he can use for whatever he wants.
All in all, a wonderful send-off event for Mike Dimmick. Fun times for everyone involved.
I know I speak for everyone when I say, Thanks for your public service Mike! You will be missed!
– Steve Stuebner, Flood #10 communications