Civil Discourse with Former Idaho Governor, C.L. "Butch" Otter

Join Former Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and Idaho Women In Leadership on August 29, 2019, for a meaningful conversation on civility and civil discourse with leaders in government, business, and sports. Moderated by former KTVB anchor Carolyn Holly, you'll learn how you can disagree and dispute with others while listening and demonstrating mutual respect. The lunch and panel discussion will be held from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM on the 17th floor of the Zions Bank Building. Additional panel members include Olympic Gold Medalist Kristen Armstrong and former U.S. Representative Walt Minnick.

Consider membership in the I-WIL Ambassador program at Your $36/monthly membership includes attendance to this and all monthly I-WIL events. Non-members can purchase a ticket to attend this luncheon panel discussion for $45 at

About Governor Otter:

C. L. “Butch” Otter is the longest serving Governor in Idaho history. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho on May 3, 1942 and graduated from St. Teresa’s Academy (now Bishop Kelly High School) in Boise. He attended Boise Junior College (now Boise State University), and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho in 1967.

Otter served honorably in the Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Armored Cavalry from 1968 to 1973, and later was awarded honorary doctorates from Mindanao State University in the Philippines and the College of Idaho in Caldwell.

Otter’s 30-year career in business included membership on the Board of Directors of the J.R. Simplot Company. He also served as director of the Food Products Division, president of Simplot Livestock and president of Simplot International.

Otter served four terms as Idaho’s lieutenant governor – longer than anyone in Idaho history. He previously represented the people of Canyon County in the Idaho House of Representatives for two terms, was on the Idaho Republican Party Central Committee and was chairman of the Canyon County Republican Party. He served three terms in Congress representing Idaho’s 1st District.

Otter is a father of four and grandfather of five. He is married to the former Lori Easley. They live on their ranch near Star.

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