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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2017
17:009

CONTACT: Jon Hanian
(208) 334-2100

 

 

 

PAYETTE TO HOST FEBRUARY CAPITAL FOR A DAY

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the southwestern Idaho border community of Payette will host the next Capital for a Day on Friday, February 10th.      

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 February 10th is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Payette High School Auditorium, 1500 6th Ave. S, in Payette.  Lunch also will be served in the auditorium, and the public is invited. Visitors should enter the auditorium through the dome’s west entrance. Parking will be available in the high school’s west parking lot.

State officials joining Governor Otter at Capital for a Day include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk, Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, Department of Parks and Recreation Director David Langhorst, Office of Emergency Management Administrator Brad Richy, Idaho State Department of Agriculture Deputy Director Brian Oakey, Office of Energy and Mineral Resources Administrator John Chatburn, Idaho Lottery and Idaho Liquor Division Director Jeff Anderson, and Division of Building Safety Administrator Chris Jensen. Also on hand will be representatives from the Idaho Transportation Department, the Department of Insurance and the Idaho Rural Partnership.   

“Like many areas of Idaho, Payette has been hit hard with snow this winter. Local residents, farmers and businesses are struggling to deal with the disaster, and we’re doing all we can to help,” Governor Otter said. “This Capital for a Day gives us a chance to hear directly from the folks who are being pounded by this once-in-a-generation weather how the State of Idaho can best support local recovery efforts in Payette and throughout the area.” 

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