State Advisory Councils to Meet
Travel Council, Economic Advisory Council, and Idaho Global Entrepreneurial
Mission Council to discuss a number of initiatives on January 10, 11 and 14
BOISE, Idaho—January 8, 2012—Three
statewide advisory councils will meet in Boise, both separately and jointly, to
discuss economic development and tourism initiatives.
Advisory Council will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10
to review 19 Community Development Block Grant applications for public
facilities, downtown revitalizations and imminent threats. They will also
review two job creation project applications from the city of Ucon and Oneida
County. Staff will provide the Economic
Advisory Council with updates on the private bond allocation plan and the small
business credit initiative. The meeting
will be held in the J.R. Williams Building East Conference Room (700 W. State
Street, Boise, Idaho).
Travel Council will hold its annual winter meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
on Thursday, January 10. Items on the
agenda include discussion of budget and room tax collections, grant updates,
winter marketing and public relations campaign, Idaho Recreation & Tourism
Initiative update, Drake Cooper Agency updates and the prime season media plan,
as well as discussion on Idaho, the Movie,
the Idaho Travel Guide and the Update Idaho database system. There will also be presentations from
Sojern, Salesforce.com, Idaho State Parks and a GIS demonstration. The meeting will be held in the Sawtooth Conference
Room at the Idaho Department of Commerce, second floor of the J.R. Williams
Building (700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho).
Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Council will meet on Monday, January 14
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The agenda
will include a review of the IGEM Council’s proposed grant funding
parameters. There will be an opportunity
for public testimony toward the end of the meeting. The meeting will be held in the Sawtooth
Conference Room at the Idaho Department of Commerce, second floor of the J.R.
Williams Building (700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho).
councils will meet jointly on Friday, January 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Council members from each region will provide
updates from their area. The joint meeting will also include updates from Idaho
Commerce staff. The meeting will be held
in the in the J.R. Williams Building East Conference Room (700 W. State Street,
are open to the public and detailed agendas are available online here.