Lisa Sánchez is the first Latina to campaign for and win a seat on the Boise City Council. Lisa’s new role as a Boise City Councilwoman is providing her the opportunity to bridge the City of Boise to the diverse community it serves.
Since 2015, Lisa has worked for the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program as the bilingual paralegal/case coordinator, where she assists people living in poverty to escape abusive living situations. Prior to 2015, Lisa worked for the Idaho Human Rights Commission for five years as a bilingual civil rights investigator. From 1999 to 2007, Lisa worked for the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council (GSSSC) in development, membership and marketing. Lisa currently serves on the GSSSC Board of Directors, and this year she was appointed to Serve Idaho, the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Lisa was also recognized by the Women’s and Children Alliance as one of 49 Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) honorees for 2018.
Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Boise State University, where she was the first Latina elected student body vice -president and president. Lisa is a member of the newly founded 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, and she enjoys hiking in the Boise Foothills and she loves the arts!