Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sun Valley to host December "Capital for a Day"

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the Blaine County community of Sun Valley will be Idaho’s “Capital for a Day” on Wednesday, December 21st. The event will coincide with the celebration of Sun Valley’s 75th anniversary.

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 events provide local residents an all-day opportunity to have open discussions about government issues with Governor Otter, members of his Cabinet and other senior State officials.

The open meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sun Valley Inn, Continental Room. Governor Otter will join Mayor Wayne Willich and other local leaders for a lunch at noon at the same location. The public is encouraged to attend the lunch, which will cost $10 per person.

Officials joining Governor Otter and First Lady Lori Otter at Capital for a Day will include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little; Secretary of State Ben Ysursa; Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna; Brigadier General Bill Shawver, commanding officer of the Idaho Air National Guard and director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security; Roger Madsen, director of the Idaho Department of Labor; Dick Armstrong, director of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; Bill Deal, director of the Idaho Department of Insurance; Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department; Jeff Sayer, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce; Brent Reinke, director of the Idaho Department of Correction; Gary Spackman, interim director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources; Jeff Anderson, director of the Idaho Lottery and the Idaho State Liquor Division; College of Southern Idaho President Jerry Beck; Michael Faison, director of the Idaho Commission on the Arts; and Jim Unsworth, deputy director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Also on hand to help answer questions from residents will be a representative from the State Board of Education and regional representatives from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho State Police, Idaho Department of Lands, and the Idaho Division of Building Safety.

“Sun Valley has been synonymous with resort and recreational excellence for 75 years now. We all are proud to be associated not only with the name, but more importantly with the people who make it great,” Governor Otter said. “There is a unique set of challenges associated with a community like Sun Valley. I look forward to hearing the perspective of those who live, work and raise their families here.”

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