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Idaho Smart Growth is a May in Motion Gold Level Transportation Champion! 

May in Motion is an annual Commuteride program that encourages businesses to use smart transportation options during the month of May (and to continue using them throughout the year). We were honored to be among the 111 Boise businesses that received an award for participating this year. We appreciate Commuteride's dedication to this program and to encouraging the use of alternative forms of tranportation so we can keep our air cleaner and our roads less congested! Click here to see the awesome video that Commuteride created to honor the winners. 
Join us! A conversation with Anne Canby, Director of the OneRail Coalition

What: Conversation with Anne Canby
When: Monday, June 20 at 4:00 PM
Where: COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd St, Meridian, in the COMPASS Board Room

OneRail is a diverse coalition of rail interests that works to educate elected officials and the public about the benefits of a strong freight and passenger rail system. Railroads are a critical element of our national transportation system. One Rail supports policies that expand passenger train options, critical freight rail network capacity, and intermodal connectivity in our national transportation system to maximize transportation options for all Americans. More information here
National Association of Realtors wrap-up of placemaking event 

This spring, we partnered with Ada County Association of Realtors and Partners for Public Spaces to conduct placemapping exercises and place audits in Meridian. Citizens were invited to help put together an Action Plan to make downtown Meridian a more versatile, lively destination. Click here to read the article on the NAR's website. And click here to view the Action Plan.
Grow Smart Awards update 

Tuesday was the cutoff for nominations for the Grow Smart Awards, and we’re seeing some really good candidates! The jury will meet later in July and we’ll have more news to follow eventually.
 
Meanwhile we are about to embark on a deep review of the Grow Smart Awards program. If you have any comments or suggestions about how we might improve the program, please let us know.
 
And be sure to Save the Date! for this year's Grow Smart Awards, at the Owyhee (itself a 2014 Grow Smart Award winner). Stay tuned for more details on the event, and make sure to mark your calendars! 
 
When: Thursday, November 12th from 5-7:30pm
Where: The Owyhee in downtown Boise
Plus One!
 
Don’t forget our Plus One campaign! This are using this campaign to expand our membership and member donations. This is the only source of funding that allows us to respond to requests from communities around the state, and to do direct lobbying at the state and local level in support of smart growth principles.
 
Please bring a friend on board! Donating is easy through our secure online portal on our website, or call us for more information. Thanks!
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