The people are so great! It is amazing to see how government works on the city level. Idaho is blessed to have so many mayors and council members who are so focused on doing what is best for their city. Interacting and getting the opportunity to work with people who are influencing change in this state has been such an eye opening experience. Also seeing the job of a city clerk has been a very humbling experience. The amount of information they are expected to know or know how to find is AMAZING! I love clerks and their jump in attitude. They make me want to be a go-getter and learn as much as I can, so maybe someday I can work as efficiently on as many things as they do!
What I wish was different
I wish I had been less shy and much less nervous as the interactions began. Mayors and City Council members are used to people and are used to a lot of people, so I wish I had asked more questions and gotten a better understanding of the focuses and drives from the very start.
Talk to people. Ask questions about how decisions are made and really try to understand how our local government works. Also, always have a smile ready :)