Officials’ trip to Idaho continues
About 75 people from Park City are scheduled to return Sunday from a five-day trip to Idaho for City Hall’s ‘City Tour,’ an annual trip to other communities in the West to learn how governments, nonprofits and businesses operate elsewhere.
The group planned to visit Boise, which is the state capital, and McCall, a lakeside resort community. A side trip was planned to Tamarack Resort, a skiing and golfing destination.
An itinerary released by City Hall before the Wednesday departure indicated Thursday was to be spent speaking to McCall officials and people from Tamarack, with the Parkites having an evening free in McCall on Thursday.
Friday meetings were scheduled with Boise officials, and trolley tours were slated for Friday afternoon. On Saturday, the group is scheduled to visit downtown Boise and take a rafting trip on the Payette River. The group is expected to return to Park City at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The trip is expected to cost about $650 per person.
Mayor Dana Williams and three Park City Council members are leading the trip, with Summit County Commissioner Sally Elliott also scheduled to attend.
City Hall officials who were scheduled to attend include City Manager Tom Bakaly, Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Tom Eddington Jr., the Planning director. Summit County officials who signed up include Brian Bellamy, the interim county manager.
Class members of Leadership Park City, a yearlong training program, also attend the City Tour.
Organizers have long said the Parkites learn lots from the communities they visit on the City Tours, and they say ideas from elsewhere sometimes are drafted for Park City.
Past tours have visited the mountain resorts in Colorado, the Reno-Lake Tahoe area along the California-Nevada line, Montana cities and places in New Mexico, among other destinations.
Organizers in recent years have often paired a larger city like Boise or Reno with a smaller resort community.
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