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Thursday, June 24, 2010

What Do I Have To Do To Get A Building Named After Me?

A Coeur d'Alene man was honored this week for his lifetime of improving highway management in Idaho. Ray Oliver was one of the first Worley Highway District commissioners and held the position for nearly two decades. He also worked with the state legislature to get more funds distributed to local highway entities.

So what did he get for his efforts? A gold watch? A plaque with his name on it? Nope, how about a building? This Coeur d'Alene Press story explains.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.