KC Dem Club: Mayor Widmeyer – Managing Growth

Managing Growth

Coeur d’Alene is growing. Moreover, the effects of this growth will impact everyone who lives in this great city. It also affects the people who choose to work and visit here. Handling traffic flow, provisioning city services, developing residential property, expanding parks and recreation and coordinating commercial expansion all take planning. That is why managing growth is our best hope for maintaining the quality of life we all enjoy. To understand the impact and implications of our city’s expansion, it is vital that we comprehend and support the vision the city government has developed to manage it. It helps us be better citizens. It also makes it easier to accept the inevitable change that follows.

That is why the club has invited Mayor Steve Widmyer to speak. He will highlight the challenges of managing change with an update of the Atlas Mill and the Memorial Grandstands developments. These projects and many others are part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what is happening in Coeur d’Alene from someone who knows the nitty gritty details. He will be here this Friday, so invite a friend and join us.

About Mayor Steve

The mayor is passionate about the city. He has lived here for more than 50 years. His deep love for Coeur d’Alene led him to raise his family here. It is also where he has developed and operated several successful businesses. He also has great appreciation for the men and women who serve the city. They demonstrate an unwavering commitment to excellence, both as elected officials and staff professionals.

Steve brings a strong business background to the City Council. Before his stint as mayor, he served for many years as the comptroller for The Coeur d’Alene Resort. He also manages a diverse portfolio of commercial and rental properties. With his wife Marie, he has also owned and operated two women’s clothing stores and two successful restaurants. They continue to own and operate the historic Fort Ground Grill near North Idaho College. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and MBA from the University of Idaho.

Steve is an active member of the community. He currently serves on the State of Idaho Workforce Development Council. He is a past board member for the Association of Idaho Cities. Mayor Widmyer is also a past President of United Way and the North Idaho College Booster Club.