Boise Mayor

Lauren McLean

For questions and information on COVID-19,
please contact our COVID-19 Resource Center.

During this time of uncertainty, I want to say something that was true before a global pandemic, will be true through our crisis and as we move into recovery and resilience. We are all in this together, Boise. 

I know we’re all concerned about our families, our community and our livelihoods. Our community has tough times ahead of us; each of us does. But I believe firmly that together, with our community, we will come through this time stronger and more resilient.

Our community sustains and defines us. It gives us a shared sense of purpose. I want to thank each of you for pulling together to do your part for our city by staying apart. I am deeply grateful.

It’s only through region-wide actions that we will be able to slow the spread of the virus. I applaud Governor Brad Little’s statewide mandatory Stay-Home Order to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

And this is so important. We need to reduce opportunities for person-to-person transmission to slow the spread of this disease, so that our hospitals do not become overwhelmed and our most vulnerable residents are protected.

I want you to know that everyone at the City of Boise takes ensuring the health and safety of our community very seriously. We are working tirelessly in partnership with all city, county and state experts daily and are putting plans in place to protect the health and welfare of everyone. We acted early because we saw the need for early intervention, and we are ready to deploy our team quickly to meet the needs of the community.

I urge you to visit the City of Boise’s COVID-19 resource center at for the latest information about COVID-19. You can also contact the resource center by calling 208-608-7000.

I understand that we are each making a huge sacrifice every day by honoring the Stay-Home Order, but it’s so important. This is our watershed moment. How we pull together as a community will directly impact our ability to rebound stronger and more resilient as we work toward our shared purpose, and it will allow us to move forward into building a 21st century city that is truly for all Boiseans.

I urge everyone to stay home and stay healthy and stay informed. This will save lives.

Mayor Lauren McLean was sworn in on January 7, 2020, and immediately set to work towards her campaign promise of a 21st-century Boise for everyone, powered by clean renewable energy, with shared prosperity across all neighborhoods, and a commitment to transparency and openness in government.

About the Mayor

In 2019, Lauren McLean became the first woman ever elected to the office of Boise Mayor, winning a record-setting number of votes in a historic runoff.

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Mayor's Calendar

Mayor Lauren McLean, in a commitment to transparent, accessible and accountable government, publishes her calendar so residents can retroactively see the meetings she has attended.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Please check our Coronavirus Information page for the latest information from the City of Boise, including information on facility closures and program and service updates.

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For the health and safety of our residents and staff, the City of Boise has canceled all city-sponsored public programming and public outreach until further notice. This includes:
  • Parks and Recreation activities, classes, events and leagues
  • All Library and Arts & History programs and events

The City of Boise issued a Public Health Emergency Order on March 19, 2020 suspending most Boise City board and commission meetings.

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