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We are back in our new home! 

In May we moved out of Suite 314 of the Sonna Building for two weeks of remodeling the space. We took up temporary quarters across the hall and took advantage of the move to “consolidate” 15 years’ of stuff. The project included removing walls and closets and adding some windows, new carpets and paint. We are still moving back in and will probably be resettling for a while, but already the office is better for work and more inviting to visitors. Please drop by for a look!
We are looking for a few pieces of furniture. Contact us if you have any of these you might donate:
- bookcases for our library
- reception-area seating and table
- small desk for interns
- digital office phones
Many thanks to these people who donated (or sacrificed) to make the improvements:
- Sherry McKibben, board member and architect, for planning and designing the space
- Gary Benoit and Sonna Building team, for remodeling and upgrading
- Bert Bowler, Kevin Storms --- and  Idaho Nonprofit Center for some great office furniture
- thanks also to Richard René, Andrea Bogle, Elite Telecom, and especially our staff!
Meridian Placemaking report 

In March, Idaho Smart Growth partnered with Ada County Association of Realtors and Project for Public Spaces to take a fresh look at various initiatives and potential investments through the lens of Placemaking for Meridian’s downtown. The report on the project is now complete and you can check out the finished product here.
Call for Grow Smart Award nominations! 

We are looking for nominations for our 2015 Grow Smart Awards. If you know of a project in Idaho that exemplifies the principles of smart growth, please complete our nomination form before July 1st.
Other news

Congressional alert 1! 
H.R. 2609 was introduced in the U.S. House; would eliminate the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) —the largest dedicated source of funding for Safe Routes to School and walking and biking infrastructure in America, and a real success story here in Idaho. For more information and action steps, click here

Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is hiring
Our partner organization Idaho Walk Bike Alliance is hiring a part-time communication coordinator. More info here.

2016 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference "Call for Session Proposals"
ISG is a promotional sponsor; this year it’s in Portland. See you there! Click here for more information. 

Congressional alert 2!
The U.S. House approved H.R. 2578 which would cut the Census Bureau’s budget by more than 30 percent and would make the American Community Survey (ACS) voluntary. This would cripple local planning and policy decision-making. For more information on this issue, click here
The ITD-Public Transportation website is live! The website provides accessible information regarding public transportation in Idaho. Check it out here
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