RIGGINS Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter brings his cabinet and other senior state officials to Riggins this Friday, May 18, for his administration’s 102nd Capital for a Day.
Otter brings the state government to a different Idaho community each month to provide local residents an opportunity to have open discussions about government issues and public policy with the governor and other officials.
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the upper level of the Riggins Community Center, 121 Lodge Street.
State officials joining Governor Otter and First Lady Lori Otter include Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, Department of Fish and Game Deputy Director Ed Schriever, Fish and Game Commissioner Dan Blanco, Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets, Department of Labor Director Melinda Smyser, Department of Health and Welfare Director Russ Barron; David Groeschl, acting director of the Department of Lands; Department of Parks and Recreation Director David Langhorst, and Idaho State Police Lieutenant Colonel Sheldon Kelley.
The departments of Commerce, Transportation and Water Resources, and the Division of Veterans Services, also will have senior representatives on hand to field questions.
Governor Otter will join Mayor Glenna McClure and other local leaders for a hosted lunch at noon at the Riggins Community Center. The city is providing a first-come, first-served luncheon for community members.
“Newcomers to Idaho – and there are lots of them – might know Riggins primarily as the home of Dallas Cowboys’ first-round draft pick Leighton Vander Esch. More seasoned Idahoans know Riggins as the steelhead fishing mecca at the confluence of the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers,” Governor Otter said. “The Riggins I know is a community of rugged individuals and close-knit families who appreciate the outdoors and rely on the recreation and tourism it attracts. My cabinet and I look forward to hearing how our state policies are impacting their lives, and how we can do our jobs better.”