central part of governor's address
C.L. “Butch” Otter announced his priorities
for the 2008 Legislative session when he presented
the annual State of the State/Budget Address Monday
from Boise State University. As expected, transportation
issues assumed a prominent place in Gov. Otter’s
address and will be among the key legislative topics
discussed this session.
the complete text of Gov.
Otter's State of the State/Budget address
to honor retiring Jack Combo
the past 18 years, Idaho Transportation Board Member
Jack Combo has been a strong supporter of ITD employees.
He knows they are the backbone of the department. He
knows they are committed to their jobs and are dedicated
to serving the great state of Idaho. Part of Combo’s
vocal support has been in the area of training and development.
He has been a strong advocate of continuing education
for ITD employees as a means of personal development,
furthering their careers and improving ITD services.
becomes first ITD graduate of Certified Public Manager
graduation ceremony in December formally concluded nearly
four years of specialized training for Martin Chaney,
making him the first – and thus far – only
ITD employee to become a Certified Public Manager. Chaney
was taking optional classes in management from Boise
State University when he learned that Idaho ITD would
begin offering the CPM program for state employees
is a 'win-win' proposition for employees, agency
and managers in public agencies are eligible to apply
for entry into Idaho’s Certified Public Manager
program. It consists of five levels of training totaling
300 hours to be completed over three years. Participation
increases advancement opportunities by giving a valuable
skill base that can be transferred to any public agency.
special plate to benefit families of military troops
C.L. “Butch” Otter will join sponsors of
Idaho’s newest special license plate at a Wednesday
news conference to formally introduce the Support Our
Troops plate. The event is scheduled for 10:15 a.m.
in the governor’s office. Proceeds from the special
plate will provide support and assistance to the children,
dependents and spouses of military service members and
armed forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps,
Army National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, Air National
Guard and Reserves.
IT adopts new name to reflect changing service
In an effort to better reflect its core functions and
responsibilities, Corporate Information Technology made
a transition this month to Enterprise Technology Services
(ETS), announced John Pope, Chief Technology Officer.
The name change more accurately captures the services
ETS delivers – professional technology services,
Skating on thin ice
can learn a lot from a penguin when it comes to walking
on ice and packed snow – arms apart, feet spread
slightly and short steps or a shuffle for balance and
stability. Few penguins are injured by falls.