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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2017
17:061

CONTACT: Jon Hanian
(208) 334-2100

 

 

 

PANHANDLE TOWN OF PONDERAY WILL HOST OCTOBER CAPITAL FOR A DAY

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the Bonner County community of Ponderay will host the next Capital for a Day on Thursday, October 19th.        

Governor Otter brings State government to Idahoans living outside Boise each month by making a different town in Idaho the state’s “Capital for a Day.” The meetings provide local residents an opportunity to have open discussions about government issues and public policy with Governor Otter, members of his Cabinet and other senior State officials.

The Capital for a Day on October 19th is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 477326 U.S. Highway 95, in Ponderay. The city is sponsoring a first-come, first-served luncheon at the same location.   

State officials joining Governor Otter and First Lady Lori Otter at Capital for a Day include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk, Department of Correction Director Henry Atencio, Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz, Deputy Director Jess Byrne from the Department of Environmental Quality; Jim Coleman, District 1 representative on the Idaho Transportation Board, and Bill Booth of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. The Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Health and Welfare also will have regional officials on hand to take questions.

“Productive and accessible forests, excellent hunting and fishing, safe and efficient roadways and a thriving economy are all near the top of the priority list for folks in northern Idaho, as they are throughout our state,” Governor Otter said. “My Cabinet members and I are eager to hear from Ponderay and Bonner County residents about their specific local public policy issues, ideas and concerns. We’ll be ready to listen and answer their questions. Come out and join us!"

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