Gov. Butch Otter will head to Weiser on Feb. 15 for Capital for A Day.
Once a month, Otter brings state government to Idahoans living outside Boise 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 with the Governor members of his cabinet and other senior state officials.
State officials joining Otter in Weiser include Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal, Office of Energy Resources Administrator John Chatburn, Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness, Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz, Department of Environmental Quality Director Curt Fransen, Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould, Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore, State Board of Education member Milford Terrell and Idaho Tax Commission Chairman Rich Jackson. Also on hand will be senior representatives from the Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Department of Labor, State Department of Education and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vendome Event Center.
“There are very few communities in Idaho richer in history and world fame than Weiser. From Oregon Trail emigrants to the coming of the railroad and from the Pythian Castle to the National Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival, the town at the confluence of the Snake and Weiser rivers provides constant reminders of what makes Idaho special — the land and the people who love it,” said Otter in a press release. “I look forward to hearing their views on how we can maintain our strong and independent Idaho values while preparing the way for our children and grandchildren to enjoy this beautiful area long into the future.”