Did you know: Darrell has lived in the Treasure Valley for 20 years.

Idaho Power Co./lDACORP, Inc.
Darrel Anderson, President & CEO

What’s your favorite piece of public art and where in the world is it?

There is a lot of great artwork in the Treasure Valley and beyond. One of my favorite inspiring pieces is the “Taking Flight” bronze sculpture located in front of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance on West Washington Street in Boise.

What’s your go-to book to give a friend?

The book I would recommend is “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews. I was presented this book by a friend of mine some number of years ago. The book takes a look at crisis in a person’s life and focuses on seven rules of life that can provide a whole different perspective on how someone might live life. No matter how bad things might seem, our outlook on life can have a huge bearing on where things could take us. This is a book that can have a profound impact on a person’s life.

What is the one thing about the Treasure Valley you would never change?

The jogging and biking access points along the Greenbelt allowing people of all abilities the ease of access to unlimited recreational opportunities. The Greenbelt is an incredible treasure that must be preserved and maintained for future generations.

One of our area’s treasures is the outdoors. What’s your favorite thing to do here?

Jogging or biking along the Greenbelt on the banks of the Boise River that connects several communities of the Treasure Valley.

What makes the Treasure Valley a treasure?

The people. The Treasure Valley is comprised of people driven by the independent values of the West. From their entrepreneurial spirit to their sense of community and patriotism, these are the values of the people who call the Treasure Valley home.

What energizes your business team to work together to support the community?

For over 100 years, Idaho Power has been part of the Treasure Valley and beyond. Many of our employees and their families live and work here and take great pride in being contributing members of the communities where they live. The success of our business is directly tied to the success of the communities we serve and call home.

Name one local business leader you most admire, and tell us why.

There are incredible leaders in the Treasure Valley. After reflection, one of those leaders is Megan Ronk, the director of the Idaho Department of Commerce. Megan is in her second year as the director and is doing an outstanding job. I admire Megan’s strong professional skills and also the way she goes about balancing her career and family. The passion, energy and enthusiasm she has committed to Idaho is amazing, as is her drive to ensure her two sons get exposed to as much as possible while she works with her husband, Jayson, attending to family needs. She is a great role model to young women who are looking to balance both a professional career and family life. She provides honest counsel to women who are looking to balance career and family. It is for these reasons and many others that I admire Megan Ronk as a business leader.

What positive feedback has your company received about Together Treasure Valley?

Several of our employees and a number of our friends have complimented our company for being part of Together Treasure Valley. Many are hopeful the momentum will build and additional projects and organizations will be supported.

Together Treasure Valley had about 100 requests to place the 50 benches we bought for the area. Did that reaction surprise you, and where are you looking most forward to seeing the benches?

I’m not at all surprised by the overwhelming number of requests. Together Treasure Valley-branded benches are nicely designed and constructed. Placement of the benches in iconic and highly visible areas around the Treasure Valley will complement locations where placed as well as enhance the image of Together Treasure Valley.

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