Join the Club this Friday
Each Friday at noon is the Democratic Club’s regular meeting time. Although, the time and place doesn’t change, the topic is different each week. This Friday, in honor of Veterans Day, local veteran Len Crosby presents the details of the State Veterans Home planned for Post Falls. The new veterans’ home does not question your political affiliation and neither do we. Be there this Friday and bring a friend. Even better, invite a Veteran.
State Veteran Home
Local veteran Len Crosby is part of the effort to fund and build a VA facility in Post Falls. “On the funding list for fiscal 2019, we were No. 45 [among projects nationwide] and the V.A. funded the first 35,” said Crosby. “However, some states didn’t get everything squared away and we were able to jump in to take advantage.” “This is huge,” Crosby said. “I was jumping up and down when we received confirmation we are funded. The Idaho Division of Veteran Services stayed on top of it and kept abreast of what was not proceeding.”
The proposed 82,000 square foot facility accommodates 64 veterans. Equally important, the design incorporates a small-house concept that strives to create a home-like environment. The facility layout incorporates four distinct ‘neighborhoods consisting of 16 living units. When completed, each unit will feature a den, private bath and garden. In addition, the layout provides direct access to the main community and administrative areas. The Jacklin Land Co. donated 7.3 acres in Riverbend Commerce Park for the facility.
Supporting our local veterans is our civic duty. Therefore, we should not shirk our responsibility to assist them. These men and women made great sacrifices to protect us all. Consequently, we hope you will take the time to attend the meeting this Friday at the Iron Horse, 407 E. Sherman Ave., in Coeur d’Alene. Although this is the Democratic Club, all are welcome to attend. This open invitation is particularly relevant this week, when we focus on our vets.
VETERANS ‘UNCOMFORTABLE’ WITH ‘THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE,’ ASK FOR MORE CIVILIAN SUPPORT THIS VETERANS DAY.
Article from Newsweek 11/9/2019
Len is a graduate of University of Mississippi with a BA in History and English, Northern Illinois University with a MA in Educational Administration and the University of West Virginia with an MBA in Business Administration. In addition, he completed post-graduate work in real estate finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Len is Vice President of Community 1st Bank. He has over 40 years of experience in real estate finance and development. Additionally, Len serves on the board of the Idaho Bond Bank Authority and the Idaho Credit Rating Enhancement Committee. He also serves on the boards of Heritage Health, the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County, Kootenai Electric Trust, the Legislative Committee of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, and Kootenai Bridge Academy (Charter School Board of Directors). Len is the Co-Chair of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee and is active in several veterans’ organizations.