Photo of Sheriff Donahue with Mills-Adler Award

Sheriff Donahue receiving his Mills-Adler Award from Senator Todd Lakey (left) and Representative Rick Youngblood (right).


Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Mills-Adler Award from the Idaho Association of Counties (IAC). Donahue was presented with the award last week during the IAC’s Annual Conference in Boise. The Mills-Adler Award is given each year to outstanding county elected officials who have made significant contributions to the enhancement of the IAC and its affiliated associations through their dedicated service and support. The Mills-Adler award is named after the late Darwin Mills, a former Lincoln County Sheriff, and the late Betty Adler, a former Payette County Treasurer.

Sheriff Donahue was honored for his dedicated service to the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association (ISA), where he currently serves as Immediate Past President. Sheriff Donahue also serves on the Legislative Committees for both the IAC and ISA, along with numerous committees for the National Sheriffs’ Association, including Government Affairs, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Justice, and Jail Standards. He was recently elected to the National Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors and currently serves as the Chairman of the Executive Board for the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Sheriff Donahue is also the founder and chairman of the Man Up Crusade, a national and international public awareness campaign on the issue of domestic violence.

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