What’s in a Name?

As part of creating a regional identity, the America’s Best Communities Valley County / Meadows Valley Committee recently sponsored a naming contest. The name selected will be used throughout the America’s Best Communities competition, and if it catches on, might eventually be used as a defining aspect of our region, although the intent is not to officially adopt the name.

Many creative entries were submitted, and the decision was difficult. The name chosen needed to be inclusive and representative of all communities. In the end, a name and a tagline were selected that were representative of the area in terms of geography and ideals:

The West Central Mountains

Idaho’s Adventure Corridor

Having a regional name is an important step toward creating cohesiveness between our neighboring communities. Although we each have unique goals and characteristics, we have become increasingly aware of just how interdependent we are. What affects one community eventually affects us all. United, The West Central Mountains will thrive!


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