Currently, “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.
Top 3: 1) skiing 2) mountain biking 3) fly fishing
In addition to the items I listed in my elevator speech above, I would say the quality of the people. Engaged community and business leaders working with people and groups across the Treasure Valley to tackle issues focused on improving our community. The level of support the nonprofits in the Treasure Valley receive is an indication of the quality of people here.
The libraries. Most communities here have a “library story.” From the library branches expanding the Boise Public Library reach to the great things happening in the Meridian Library District to the Nampa Public Library being an anchor to a downtown development. Often in plain sight, but just as often a “hidden gem.”
I’m still learning about Together Treasure Valley.
Winston Moore. Winston successfully built two different businesses right here in the Treasure Valley. In his second business, Winston impacted the Valley through his commercial real estate developments, the most notable being the 8th Street Marketplace. He took on that project at a time when Downtown Boise was struggling, and his willingness to take the risk changed the landscape of the Downtown at a critical time. A very successful business career that has had a lasting impact on our community, but the reason I admire him is he has done it in a very humble manner.
Since Wells Fargo is relatively new to Together Treasure Valley, the feedback I’ve had is the result of reaching out to business leaders involved in the program. The feedback was all positive, focused mainly on the engagement of the group and everyone at the table working toward common goals.