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You're Invited! Holiday Social

When: Thursday, December 10th from 5-7pm
Where: Kindness Bar at the Owyhee (1109 Main St, Boise)

Join Idaho Smart Growth, Urban Land Institute Idaho Council, and US Green Building Council Idaho Chapter for a no-host holiday party. No reservations needed, just come by and say hello--and bring a friend! We'll have prizes available for dual and triple memberships. 
Year end update

Our end of the year update/funding appeal went out to active donors last week. It includes some highlights from 2015 as well as a rundown of what we plan to accomplish in 2016.

If you didn't receive the letter and you'd like a copy, please reply to this email and let us know!
Grow Smart Awards survey

We want your input on how to improve the Grow Smart Awards! If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to fill out our short survey, which closes tonight at midnight. Thanks for participating!
Federal Transportation Bill Passed!
On Friday Congress passed the first long-term transportation bill in a decade. The five-year, $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act doesn’t have everything we asked for, but it does help bring some stability to our push for better transportation choices in Idaho. Read our analysis here.
Brownfields Assessment Grant Open House
Capital City Development Corp., Boise’s redevelopment agency, is applying for an EPA brownfields assessment grant for the 30th Street area in Boise’s west end. There’s an open house on Wed., Dec. 9 at Boise City Hall. More info is here.
Other News
  • Ada County 2025 is a planning process to update the Ada County Comprehensive Plan and develop a Strategic Business Plan. They are looking for some feedback on key issues. Click here to participate. 
  • Save the date! The "Move Forward" Idaho Walk Bike Summit will be held in downtown Boise on May 12th and 13th. The summit is an exciting and energetic two-day event full of fantastic workshops and networking opportunities. 
  • COMPASS is holding a photo contest as a part of Communities in Motion 2040--an update to the Treasure Valley's transportation plan. They want photos of all modes of transportation used in the valley. Click here for more information on how to submit.
Job openings:
  • Our partners at Conservation Voters for Idaho are hiring a full-time legislative associate to develop and implement their advocacy strategy and support their electoral activities. More info here.
  • Our friends at Harris Ranch Wildlife Association (HRWMA) have an opening for the position of executive director. More info on the opening here
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