Great Seal of the State of Idaho



January 23, 2018

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(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch”Otter announced today that the Latah County community of Genesee will host the next Capital for a Day on Tuesday, January 30th.          

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 January 30th is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Genesee Fire Department, 132 E. Walnut Street in Genesee.      

State officials joining Governor Otter and First Lady Lori Otter include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Department of Labor Director Melinda Smyser, Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman, Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets, Idaho State Police Colonel Ked Wills, State Board of Education Executive Director Matt Freeman, Idaho State Department of Agriculture Deputy Director Brian Oakey; Dan Blanco of Moscow, a member of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission; and Earl Bennett of Genesee, a member of the State Historical Society Board of Directors.  The departments of Health and Welfare, Lands, Parks and Recreation, Commerce, and Transportation, as well as the Idaho Rural Partnership and Office of Emergency Management, also will have regional officials on hand to take questions.

“I’m proud to make Genesee my 98th Capital for a Day as I start my last year as Governor. For 11 years now, my Capital for a Day program has brought senior decision makers from throughout State government together in smaller cities and towns in every corner of Idaho to hear directly from citizens about the issues that matter most to them,” Governor Otter said. “It’s helped to inform our policies and direct our State resources where they will do the most good. And it’s given greater voice to the people of rural Idaho who know where help is needed and where government just needs to get out of the way."


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