Gem State Roundup

Idaho Gov. Brad Little to host ‘Capital for a Day’ event in St. Maries

By: - August 13, 2023 11:29 am
Idaho Gov. Brad Little at the inauguration

Idaho Gov. Brad Little waves at the crowd after being sworn in for his second term on the steps of the State Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2023. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Idaho Gov. Brad Little invites the residents of St. Maries to his latest “Capital for a Day” event to connect with state government officials and offer feedback on issues facing the state, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Cormana Building, 1100 W. Idaho St., in North Idaho’s St. Maries.

State officials joining Little include:

  • Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody
  • Department of Commerce Director Tom Kealey
  • Department of Environmental Quality Director Jess Byrne
  • Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen
  • Department of Labor Director Jani Revier
  • Department of Lands Director Dustin Miller
  • Department of Parks and Recreation Director Susan Buxton
  • Division of Financial Management Administrator Alex Adams
  • Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Chanel Tewalt
  • Idaho State Police Lt. Colonel Sheldon Kelley
  • Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction Deputy Superintendent Ryan Cantrell
  • Idaho Transportation Department Chief Operations Officer Dan McElhinney

“This event will give the good people of Benewah County a chance to discuss what’s on their minds when it comes to good government and how we can better serve them,” Little said in the press release.


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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.