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Kamiah to host Otter, officials at Friday event

— Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter will bring the seat of Idaho government to Kamiah that will serve as “Idaho-Lewis County Capital for a Day” this Friday, Jan. 16.


Governor Butch Otter

Open to the public, the event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kamiah Middle School, 906 12th Street. Governor Otter, along with members of his cabinet and state officials, will make brief presentations and be available for questions from the public, apart from an hour break for lunch. The event will include Otter reading a proclamation noting Kamiah as Capital for a Day, and be available for photo opportunities.

Officials attending will include Lt. Governor Brad Little, Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, Idaho Housing and Finance Association Executive Director Gerald Hunter, and Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz,

Idaho State Board of Education member Bill Goesling, Idaho Department of Commerce Chief Economic Development Officer Chrissy Bowers, and Colonel Brad Richy of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security. Representatives from the following agencies will be on hand to help answer questions: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Division of Public Safety and Idaho Parks and Recreation.

Governor Otter’s Capital for a Day is held in a different town in Idaho each month to provide residents an opportunity to have open discussions about government and public policy directly with state officials. The last such event within this region was held in Craigmont last February, 2014.


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