Before moving to Coeur d’Alene 10 years ago, I had the privilege of working for the University of Idaho for 35 years; initially as a professor, and then 13 years as vice president for student affairs. Throughout my UI career, I served on many planning committees for campus growth, and was involved with the planning, financing and construction phases for several major campus facilities.
On a recent walk through the new Education Corridor, I thought how remarkable it was that community leaders had the foresight to create such a beautiful infrastructure for the future growth of higher education in Coeur d’Alene. In future years, we will see a variety of new educational opportunities arrive as a result of this forethought.
As a community, we must remain open to, and embrace, future opportunities to plan and create a vibrant community for our children and grandchildren. We need leaders who are positive in nature and who will seek ways to move our community forward.
With that in mind, I urge voters to cast their ballot for Steve Widmyer, Kiki Miller, Amy Evans and Woody McEvers. These are individuals who can work together and who will be open to future opportunities to improve Coeur d’Alene.