NIC's Day of Dialogue to celebrate Women's History Month March 14

The public is invited to North Idaho College’s Day of Dialogue to celebrate Women’s History Month from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Edminster Student Union Building. This year, the event will feature keynote speaker Sandy Patano, who has held numerous leadership positions both locally and statewide. Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend or colleague who has helped them or been helped by them in their life or career.

Patano currently serves on the Board of Pita Pit USA, Bank CDA, the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County, the North Idaho College Housing Commission, and was recently appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to the Idaho Economic Advisory Council. Previous board experience includes the Idaho Capitol Commission overseeing restoration and expansion of Idaho’s capitol building, completed in 2010; board chair of Inland Northwest Community Foundation, a $100 million regional foundation serving North Idaho and Eastern Washington; and the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Advisory Board. Prior to creating her own private consulting firm, Sandy Patano Consulting, LLC, she was employed by the U.S. House and then the U.S. Senate for nearly three decades where she worked in management, public policy and public service.

Patano is a Rotarian, active in her church, and has been engaged in Republican politics for over four decades. She is married to Dr. Jack Riggs, former Lt. Governor of Idaho and CEO of Pita Pit, USA.

The event is free and open to the public with free lunch provided.

Information: NIC Communication Instructor Tracy Struble, (208) 769-7741 or  



Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018

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