Today at the City Council Meeting in Twin Falls, a group called The Magic Valley Refugee Advocates will make a presentation concerning their application and letter of intent to apply for a Gateways Challenge Grant. The Times-News quoted Mayor Shawn Barigar, “The city invited the group to present so council could ‘understand what opportunities may present themselves for involvement from the city”.
The Chamber of Commerce apparently is also involved. The article in the Times-News said that the Chamber Board voted to send a representative to engage in the planning process to determine the Chamber’s role. From the article, it’s not clear what the planning process is about but the answer was found on the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) website. The Gateways Challenge Grant is a program of the Partnership.
“Recognizing this value, local governments, chambers of commerce, and non-profit organizations are joining forces to develop…
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