During the 2020 legislative session, the State passed a bill (HB413) requiring cities with populations over 100,000 people to create districts for City Council elections. Effective 2021, Boise City Council Seats will be transitioning to Districts. At Large seats will expire in 2021 and 2023 as they transition to districts and are renumbered. Learn more.
Council President Pro Tem Lisa E Sánchez
Lisa Sánchez was the first Latina to campaign for and win election to the Boise City Council. Lisa’s role as a Boise City Councilwoman provides her the opportunity to bridge the City of Boise to the diverse community it serves.
Lisa has worked as a bilingual paralegal and for the Idaho Human Rights Commission as a civil rights investigator. She also worked for the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council in development, membership, and marketing. She continues to serve as a board committee member. She also sits on the board of Serve Idaho, the Governor’s commission on service and volunteerism.
Lisa was recognized by the Women’s and Children Alliance as one of 49 Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) honorees for 2018. Lisa and her five fellow Boise City Council members received Boise State University’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from BSU, where she was the first Latina elected student body vice-president and president. She is a member of the Latino Chapter of the Boise State University Alumni Association.
Lisa credits her mother, former Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs Commissioner Janie Espinosa Ortiz, with nurturing her passion for public service work.
Lisa lives in Boise with her 15-pound cat Murray. She enjoys hiking in the Boise Foothills, and she loves the arts!
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