Letters from the West

Sun Valley conference examines resilience issue

Aimee Christensen
Aimee Christensen

No sooner than the Allen and Co. money and media moguls leave, a second wave of leaders will meet in Sun Valley to talk about resilience.

The Sun Valley Institute for Resilience will sponsor the Sun Valley Forum on Resilience July 10-12 in Ketchum.

The event will include panel discussions in the mornings and afternoon. A lunches and receptions are also scheduled. For tickets

Leaders in Idaho’s Wood River Valley founded the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience in the Spring of 2015 to protect the prosperity and quality of life of their valley for future generations of residents and visitors alike, and to serve as a resource for communities everywhere.

“The very aspects that make the Sun Valley area so special—its relative isolation, its high-desert climate and its major economic driver being recreation and tourism–also leave the region vulnerable from an economic, energy and environmental standpoint,” said Aimée Christensen, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute. “In partnership with leading foundations, academic institutions, corporations and nonprofits, the Institute brings together local and global resources and expertise to strengthen our area’s ability to bounce back from harm to the local economy, whether from wildfires, poor snowfall or global economic conditions."

Rocky Barker: 208-377-6484, @RockyBarker