WHEREAS, On Oct. 1, 2015, Dr. Mark Peters became director at Idaho National Laboratory; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Peters has accepted a job with Battelle Memorial Institute and will soon leave Idaho; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Peters’ tenure at INL has featured an expansion of its workforce and infrastructure, both on the INL desert Site and the laboratory’s Idaho Falls campus; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Peters was a critical part of the coalition that featured the State of Idaho and our colleges and universities, and which led to the construction and opening of the Cybercore Integration Center and Collaborative Computing Center; and

WHEREAS, INL last fall was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to host the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC), a designation that will benefit INL, the nuclear energy industry, and the State of Idaho for decades to come; and

WHEREAS, INL, under the direction of Dr. Peters, has expanded its vital national and homeland security work, and its broader clean energy research, including partnerships with Idaho agriculture to convert waste products into usable energy; and

WHEREAS, INL under Dr. Peters, has prioritized Idaho students’ vital access to STEM education programs and opportunities to be a part of the future clean energy workforce; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Peters has co-chaired the Governor’s Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Peters and his wife, Ann Marie, have been active in community affairs, including education and the arts;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Brad Little, Governor of the state of Idaho, do hereby proclaim October 14, 2020 to be

Mark Peters Day in Idaho.


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Idaho Gov. Brad Little virtually presents INL Director Mark Peters with a signed proclamation for Mark Peters Day on Oct. 14, 2020.

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