My name is Jerry Lyon, and I want to encourage everyone that an amazing Spring is coming soon!

My time in beautiful North Idaho began with my birth in Coeur d’Alene, where I lived until I moved to the Spokane Valley at age 9 to accommodate my dad’s employment at Kaiser Aluminum.

After graduating from Central Valley High School, I returned to Coeur d’Alene to continue my education at NIC. In a great turn of events, I acquired a job as a teller at Idaho First National Bank AND got them to pay for my night school at NIC as well. That was the beginning of a 45-year career in banking that I retired from as North Idaho Market President for First Interstate Bank in October of 2021.

Living and serving in North Idaho for much of my life has given me a strong appreciation of our communities’ people and core values. I have been blessed to have many, many opportunities to be locally involved through various board positions in organizations such as Real Life Ministries, the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, Post Falls Kiwanis, and Panhandle Area Council (representing the City of Post Falls), and in an advisory role with the River City Leadership Academy program. I have seen firsthand what a treasure we have in this area we call home and one that must be considered every day from a “how can I help” perspective. My current opportunity as a Post Falls Chamber Ambassador provides that conduit, and I am grateful to be a part of this energetic and enthusiastic team.

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