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2017

 
Forum: A Perspective on The World's 'Huddled Masses', with Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice, Jim Jones
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor
Former Idaho Chief Justice, Jim Jones

 

Join City Club and Former Idaho Chief Justice, Jim Jones, as he shares his perspective on ways to treat the world’s ‘huddled masses’.

 

Jim Jones became acquainted with the plight of war victims --refugees and orphans -- during his tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army in 1968-69.

 

His presentation draws on that experience in addressing why he believes the United States should keep its doors open to refugees and immigrants. Jones gives his perspective on why our country has a responsibility to provide refuge to war victims, including indigenous forces and interpreters who endangered their lives by helping U.S. troops.

 

He argues that it is in the national interest to maintain a policy of welcoming more legal immigrants to our country, as well as treating with compassion those who are productive residents even after having entered unlawfully.

 

Speaker Biography: Jim Jones is an Idaho native, who grew up on his family’s farm in Eden. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1964 and received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago in 1967. Jim served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army, including a 13-month tour in Vietnam. He served as legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Len B. Jordan for three years, commencing in 1970. He started a law practice in Jerome in 1973 and maintained it until he was elected as Idaho Attorney General in 1982. Jim served two elected terms as Attorney General. Following the completion of his second term, he established a private law practice in Boise, which he maintained until being elected to the Idaho Supreme Court in 2004. He was re-elected in 2010. Jim served as Chief Justice from August 2015 until his retirement from the Supreme Court in January 2017. Jim is currently an “of counsel” member of Parsons Behle & Latimer in Boise. He is married to Boise author Kelly Jones. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

 

Members, be sure to log in to your account HERE when registering in order to receive the discounted member rate. The discount will be applied as you check out. 208-364-4614 and staff can assist you.

 

City Club thanks our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene UniversityRed Sky, and Idaho Humanities Council. This Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by MicronPerkins Coie, and Echelon Group.  We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University and University of Idaho.  Our media partners include Idaho Public TelevisionPeppershock Media and Boise State Public Radio.

 

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Chair: Sue Reents
Moderator: Nikki Pantera
 
 
 
 
Forum: Capital Markets Discussion with PERSI, Led By CIO Bob Maynard
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Jordan Ballroom, Boise State University Student Union Building
Bob Maynard I PERSI Chief Investment Officer & panel of investment managers
Come hear Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard and PERSI's team of investment managers discuss the global and national state of the economy, and take questions from the audience. Send forum questions ahead of time to City Club: danielle@cityclubofboise.org. Also, Bob will take questions from the audience during the forum.

 

Capture- Bob Maynard-PERSI June 15 2017Bob Maynard has been the Chief Investment Officer for the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) since 1992. Under his direction, over $14 billion dollars are invested for the retirement of state and local government employees. Maynard is a former City Club of Boise board member. He will be joined by a panel of top investment mangers, and dozens more managers will be attending this lunch.

 

LOCATION: This forum will take place at Boise State University in the Jordan Ballroom, Find an interactive map for parking here, HERE.

 

Registration is available online upon account loginHERE ! If you have not been receiving City Club of Boise communications, you may want to contact the City Club office to update your email address on file.

 

Members, be sure to log in to your account HERE when registering in order to receive the discounted member rate. The discount will be applied as you check out. 208-364-4614 and staff can assist you.

 


 

City Club thanks our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene UniversityRed Sky, and Idaho Humanities Council. This Forum Series is sponsored by the contribtions made by MicronPerkins CoieEchelon Group.  We are please to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University and University of Idaho.  Our media partners include Idaho Public TelevisionPeppershock Media and Boise State Public Radio.

 

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Forum: The Business of Cannabis
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor
Shellie Nash, Huntington, Ore., Chamber of Commerce / Capt. Bill Gardiner, Idaho State Police / Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation
The Business of Cannabis

 

The face of cannabis – medical miracle or gateway drug?  Will it create crime or promote prosperity? Or something in between? In this City Club of Boise forum, you will hear three very different points of view on the business of cannabis.

 

After the legalization of cannabis in Oregon, the small town of Huntington and a population of fewer than 500 residents went through a decision making process. Shellie Nash will talk about how the sale of cannabis has brought a change to her community. She will walk us through Huntington’s decision making process and the benefits and concerns that her town is facing.

 

Captain Bill Gardiner of the Idaho State Police will provide a law enforcement perspective. He will talk about the impacts on the ISP and other law enforcement agencies — as a state surrounded by various forms of cannabis legalization, from recreational to medicinal.

 

Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation will talk about the need for Idaho citizens to have a public conversation on the issues surrounding cannabis. What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks? How can there be civil discourse when we refuse to even talk about these important issues?

 

Join the City Club as our panel discusses the business of cannabis and what it might mean to Idaho. Panelists include:
  • Shellie Nash, Huntington, Ore., Chamber of Commerce
  • Bill Gardiner, Idaho State Police
  • Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation

 

Members, be sure to log in to your account  HERE when registering in order to receive the discounted member rate. The discount will be applied as you check out. 208-364-4614 and staff can assist you.

 


City Club thanks our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene UniversityRed Sky, and Idaho Humanities Council. This Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by MicronPerkins Coie, and Echelon Group.  We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University and University of Idaho.  Our media partners include Idaho Public TelevisionPeppershock Media and Boise State Public Radio.

 

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Chair: Terri Ottens
Moderator: Kevin Richert
 
 
 
 
Forum: Bogus Basin at 75
Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 11:45am -1:15pm
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor
Brad Wilson

Bogus Basin at 75

The Treasure Valleys favorite winter activity destination has a long and interesting history over the past 75 years, and a bright future ahead. Join us to learn more about Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area during our lunch forum with Brad Wilson.

 

In 1938, an energetic group of civic leaders led the charge to create a ski area in the mountains above Boise. With rousing support from citizens, the business community, the Forest Service, and city and state officials, the dream for Boise's very own ski area came to fruition when Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area opened in December 1942. From its inception, Bogus Basin was established as a non-profit community resource. It has grown to meet our community's changing needs and has gained national acclaim for its accessibility to all, regardless of income, age or physical abilities.

 

The organization's leadership has recently completed a comprehensive master plan that looks to the future. The focus is on enhancing the sustainability of the year-round mountain recreation area. Summer operations will grow and improvements will continue for the winter months, as well as providing opportunities for spring and fall recreation.

 

As the recreation area celebrates its 75th Anniversary, they remember the countless pioneers, families, and volunteers who made it happen, whose grit and spirit of community brought Bogus Basin to life. Now it's up to a new generation to ensure Bogus Basin lives on as the valley's favorite destination for recreation and education...in all four seasons.

 

At this forum, Brad Wilson will provide insight into the last 75 years for Bogus Basin's history and dive into the upcoming future ahead for the favored winter activity destination.

 

About the Speaker: Brad Wilson became the seventh General Manager in Bogus Basin’s 74 year history in November, 2015.  He brought to our community a passion for skiing, mountain biking and the outdoors, and over thirty years’ experience in marketing, sales and master planning within the industry.  Brad relocated to Boise from Diamond Peak Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe where he served as general manager for four years.  Additionally, he has worked as the president and COO of Catalina Island Resort Services, Director of Marketing at Alpine Meadows, and held lead marketing roles at resorts on both the east and west coasts.With input from the community and guidance from industry experts SE Group, Brad is leading Bogus Basin through a strategic evolution, including the development of a detailed multi-season master plan --  a vision for the future that will assure the mountain’s long-term sustainability.

 

City Club thanks our annual sponsors, including Northwest Nazarene UniversityRed Sky, and Idaho Humanities Council. This Forum Series is sponsored by the contribtions made by MicronPerkins CoieHawley Troxell, and Echelon Group.  We are please to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University and University of Idaho.  Our media partners include Idaho Public TelevisionPeppershock Media and Boise State Public Radio.

 

To see and hear the recordings of previous forums in the Civility Series, visit www.boisecivilityproject.org

 

Members, be sure to log in to your account HERE when registering in order to receive the discounted member rate. The discount will be applied as you check out. 208-364-4614 and staff can assist you.

 
Chair: Matt Cryer
Moderator: Greg Hahn
 
 
 
 
Forum: The Public's Health: is Idaho heading in the right direction?
Thursday, January 26th, 2017 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
The Grove Hotel
Christine Hahn

Public health has a long and interesting history of fighting infectious diseases, from yellow fever and malaria to cholera and typhoid fever. While these problems still exist, and public health agencies in Idaho continue to deal daily with whooping cough, tuberculosis, and influenza outbreaks, the scope of public health has expanded greatly to include cancer, heart disease, workplace health, and the impact of environmental problems.

 

New introductions of infectious diseases into the United States, such as the recent introductions of Ebola, Chikungunya, and Zika, grab headlines and must be prepared for and responded to; however, most Idahoans face more immediate and direct threats from non-infectious diseases, which in addition to heart disease and cancer, include drug addiction, accidental injuries, and suicide. What is the public health response to these conditions?  In Idaho, Dr. Christine Hahn has served as State Epidemiologist since 1998 and also serves as the Medical Director in the Division of Public Health, in the Department of Health and Welfare.

 

At this forum, Dr. Hahn will provide perspectives on public health challenges facing Idaho, including outbreaks of disease, rising obesity, suicide, and drug overdose rates; preparations and responses in Idaho, including the 2001 anthrax attacks followed by many calls for response to “white powder” incidents; the introduction of West Nile Virus in Idaho in 2003; the 2009 influenza pandemic; and preparations for other infectious and noninfectious threats. She will also discuss the current activities and challenges that public health agencies in Idaho face, and future directions in light of changing federal funding and national priorities.

 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Hahn is a Board Certified physician in Infectious Diseases. She attended medical school at Michigan State University, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Medicine, then completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center. After a 2-year training as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she became the Idaho state epidemiologist and now serves as the state’s Tuberculosis Controller and Medical Director of the Division of Public Health

 

Chair: Rachel Winer
Moderator: Greg Hahn
 
 
 
 
2017 Pundits Forum
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Boise Centre
Melissa Davlin I Betsy Russell I William Spence I Jim Weatherby
It wouldn’t be a new legislative session without a bunch of big questions. Why should 2017 be any different? What will legislators do with a surplus of more than $100 million? Will they cut taxes — and, if so, whose taxes will get cut? Will teachers get $58 million in pay raises this year, or will politics get in the way? Will legislators address the plight of the 78,000 Idahoans in the Medicaid gap? Will legislators tighten up campaign finance laws? How will Donald Trump’s presidential agenda influence the debate at the Statehouse — on school choice, health care and public lands? And with the 2018 primaries only 17 months away, will posturing overshadow policy? To answer these questions, and many more, the City Club has assembled an all-star panel for its annual legislative pundits forum:
  • Melissa Davlin, co-host, “Idaho Reports.”
  • Betsy Russell, Spokane Spokesman-Review.
  • William Spence, Lewiston Tribune.
  • Jim Weatherby, Boise State University professor emeritus.
You won’t want to miss the City Club’s biggest forum of the year, so sign up today. One last question: Will the snark jar make a return appearance for the 2017 pundits forum? You’ll have to show up to find out!
Chair: Sue Reents
Moderator: Kevin Richert
Underwriters: Group One Sotheby's I Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
ACLU of Idaho
University of Washington School of Medicine/ Idaho WWAMI
 
 

2011


From Boise to Italy: How cutting-edge DNA work freed Amanda Knox
Greg Hampikian
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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A Conversation with Cecil Andrus
Cecil D. Andrus, Chris Carlson
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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Idaho Feeds the World
Rick Waitley, Jeff Williams, Rick Phillips
Monday, October 24, 2011
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An Update from Washington D.C. with Congressman Raul R. Labrador
Congressman Raul R. Labrador
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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The Challenge of Tough Financial Times for Idaho’s Largest School Districts
Linda Clark, Don Coberly
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Idaho’s Emerging Wine Industry
Moya Shatz, Ron Bitner, Glenn Coogan
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Investing in Troubled Times: Is This Time Different?
Bob Maynard, Henry D’Auria, Toby Nangle
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

 

The State of Idaho Politics on the Eve of Redistricting
Norm Semanko, Larry Grant
Monday, May 23, 2011
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Serious Foolishness: Idaho’s Fool Squad
Joe Golden, Tom Willmorth
Friday, May 6, 2011
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Presentation of the Dottie & Ed Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement
Mikel Ward and Marty Peterson
Tuesday, April 26,2011 

 

The Future of Boise State University Athletics
Gene Bleymaier
Monday, April 18, 2011
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Conversation with the Country
Admiral Mike Mullen
Monday, April 4, 2011
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Summoning the Will to Reduce the Deficit
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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How Successful Nonprofits Adapt to Change
Bea Black, Jim Everett
Thursday, March 3, 2011
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Education Reform – Stretching Dollars in Tough Times
Tom Luna
Friday, February 18, 2011
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2011 Legislature: The Pundits Weigh In
Dan Popkey, Betsy Z. Russell, Jim Weatherby
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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