Corder is newest addition to ITD's Office of Highway Safety

One of the many presents for the Office of Highway Safety team this Christmas season came to ITD courtesy of the staff of Meridian City — new grants officer Ken Corder, who will focus on the impaired-driving issue.

Corder spent the last five years working in the public sector on mayor Tammy de Weerd's staff in Meridian, where he was instrumental in expanding the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) to the largest in the country and creating the popular Treasure Valley Youth Safety Summit educating thousands of teens, educators, and related partners in the process.

Through his work for city of Meridian, Corder become passionate about highway safety through community partnerships and outreach.

"I am most excited about the opportunity to help save lives," Corder explained. He said he relishes the opportunity to be an agent of change, and to take initiative rather than sit on the back row. In other words, exactly the type of employee the ITD culture shift is all about.

"We are excited to have Ken join our team," said Office of Highway Safety manager John Tomlinson. "He brings a lot of passion and determination to drive down deaths on Idaho's roads. His prior experience has allowed him to jump right in and make a difference. He fits right into our ITD culture and wants to run the best impaired driving grant program in the nation."

Previously, Ken served in various community outreach roles in addition to being an elementary school teacher for over 15 years. Ken and wife, Megan, have five kids, aged from six to 21.

Ken's number is 334-8125.

Published 01-20-17