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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Open House Planned for Outgoing Pocatello City Council Members


The City of Pocatello will be saying farewell to three outgoing Council Members.

January 4 from 3:30-5:00 p.m., the public is invited to an open house for former Council President Steve Brown, Councilman Gary Moore, and Councilman Michael Orr. Former Council President Brown was appointed in 2010 and elected to two consecutive terms. Moore was elected to four consecutive terms while Orr served one term on the Council.

“One of the things I am most proud of is the work we did to acquire some of the land that became the City Creek Recreation Area,” Moore said. “I was able to work with the owners to have a significant portion of the land donated. The City Creek area has become a destination for many outdoor enthusiasts and will be for generations to come because of their generosity.”

“While I am happy with the large steps forward we’ve taken in recent years with projects such as Northgate, the completion of South Valley Road, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Way beautification, it’s the little things that hold a special place in my heart,” said Orr. “Some of the projects of the many that I’m proud of include the University Drive berms, the bicycle rest stop along Bannock Highway, the Class of 1971 bench along North Main Street, and the Bengal Paws on Clark Street and South 5th Avenue. It has been a pleasure to serve and associate with the hard working people of the City.”

“I’ve loved my time with the City of Pocatello and I will miss it,” said Brown. “I’ve loved working with my fellow Council members, City staff, and the people of Pocatello.”

“It’s been a pleasure serving with these three,” said Mayor Brian Blad. “Steve, Gary and Mike are all dedicated to doing their best for our community. They have worked hard, and we’ve done some great things over the years. I truly appreciate their efforts and wish them well.”

As for the future, Brown was recently appointed to the Bannock County Commission by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. Moore says he and his wife, Becky, will be spending more time with their four children and ten grandchildren. Meanwhile, Orr says he will also be taking some time off to spend with family after which he will continue his work in the private sector. In the future, Orr says he will be looking for other opportunities to serve.

City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Dave Hunt at; 208.234.6248 or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

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