From Mayor Lauren McLean
I am presenting a report on the activities I’ve undertaken during my first 100 days in office as Boise’s Mayor. It's an honor to serve; daily I am focused on how best to meet the needs of our residents, guide our city toward the future, and make good on the promises of my election.
When swearing in their next mayor, Boiseans never imagined that our community, would be upended by a global pandemic. In response to the threat, we rapidly assembled an emergency team here at the City of Boise to prepare for and respond to the crisis, took decisive action in passing emergency orders to protect our public health, and worked daily with members of this community to ensure that we are supporting our residents during this difficult time.
While we’re working hard daily to mitigate impact of COVID-19, we, as a team at the City of Boise, are actively working toward the future. Throughout this, we maintained focus on the priorities that Boiseans, before the pandemic, made clear must be addressed because we believe they’re key to our community’s recovery and our residents’ prosperity.
I’ve focused my time based on my belief that we need collaborative and accessible leadership and innovative solutions to economic opportunity; affordable housing for all budgets so that our residents can live here; transportation to connect us with job opportunities; and urgency to address climate change and harness the opportunities it presents. These priorities will also be central to our recovery from COVID-19 and to delivering on the promise of a vibrant and engaged 21st century city for everyone.
I have assembled a team of leaders who are motivated, curious, willing to innovate and take risks, and share a commitment to helping build a city for everyone, grounded in community. And I’m incredibly proud of the City of Boise employees that demonstrate their call to serve their community daily; It’s a privilege to work together with them to ensure our community thrives.
It’s an honor to serve as Mayor of Boise. These last 100 days have presented so many challenges, and yet I'm inspired and motivated by the ways so many residents have rolled up their sleeves to help. I look forward to working together throughout my term as mayor, building on the steps I’ve taken, for the people of Boise, in my first 100 days in office.
I am committed to finding opportunity in the challenges we’re experiencing and to keeping that special spark of Boise alive, working together with each of you to help shape and protect this singular place for every generation that follows.
Here in Boise, Idaho, I believe it is possible to foster a 21st-century city for everyone,
I welcome your partnership. Let’s do this together, Boise.