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Project Log: June 2007

New Capitol Commissioner Leads Idaho State Historical Society

Commissioner Gallimore

Janet L. Gallimore, a recognized expert in administration, community outreach, fundraising, and history education, begins her tenure as director of the Idaho State Historical Society in mid-June. In this capacity, she will serve as an ex-officio member of the Idaho State Capitol Commission. Ms. Gallimore most-recently served as director of Community Engagement and Development for the Confluence Project of Vancouver, Washington. Her legacy at the confluence project includes collaboration with internationally-known architect Maya Lin designing Lewis and Clark memorial sites along the Columbia River. She spent 22 years previously directing several cultural institutions in the greater Chicago area: the Lake County Forest Preserve, the Discovery Museum, the Greenbelt Cultural Center, the Bonner Heritage Farm, and the Adlai Stevenson historic home.

Ms. Gallimore has served as the Washington State Women's History Consortium advisory committee and as a National Field Committee member for the Museums and Community Initiative. She served as an American Association of Museums Accreditation reviewer for over eight years until 2003. She has degrees from Barat College and the Getty Museum Management Institute.

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Reusing Senate Chamber Furniture Saves $18,000 in Capitol Annex

The Capitol Restoration tenant move team has found that moving the actual legislative desks used by state senate members to the temporary home in the Capitol Annex will save $505.00 per desk.

annex

Legislative Services Office move coordinator, Robyn Lockett, said the team found that during advance planning for relocating the senate, the actual Statehouse furniture from the senate chambers would fit (in the Annex) with few modifications. The costs for new desks would have run almost $1,000.

The House of Representatives have fewer options to suit their temporary chambers. They must order smaller individual desks in order to work in chambers that are much smaller than they occupy on the third floor of Idaho's Capitol.

The completed chambers of both legislative bodies will be ready this fall. The 2008 and 2009 sessions will not offer visitor galleries, but will be followed with CSPAN-like gavel-to-gavel coverage by Idaho Public TV.

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