While many eyes may be focused on the Statehouse today, with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter giving his State of the State address and the 2012 Idaho Legislature convening, another meeting of significance will get under way across town at just about the same time.
The first meeting of the Capital City Development Corporation's Board of Commissioners will convene at noon, ushering in a new era for Boise's urban renewal agency. Today will mark the first board meeting for Anthony Lyons, the new CCDC director.
"It is always an interesting time, starting a new position, and this has been no exception," Lyons wrote in his opening remarks to be delivered later today. "The first month has been rewarding and filled with a lot of listening and learning."
We did a bit of our own listening, sitting down with Lyons for his first interview, which you can read in the current issue of BW.
In our conversation, Lyons spoke about how he never charts his own career, why you'll never see awards or degrees on his office wall, and how his desk is made of saw-horses, weather stripping and a huge piece of glass from a windshield repair shop.
Interestingly enough, we couldn't help but notice that our interview with Lyons is included in today's information packet to be distributed to the CCDC board.