State of the City

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2024 State of the City

In her annual State of the City Address held at JUMP, Mayor Lauren McLean laid out a bold vision for Boise's future, grounded in principles of sustainability, innovation, and Boise’s history of working together. She celebrated recent milestones, including strategic investments in affordable housing, job creation, and expanded access to parks and open spaces.

“I’ll tell you today what I tell everyone who asks: the secret is our people,” said McLean. “It’s you. Each and every one of you. Our people have always been the secret. From our earliest days, when pioneers crossed that black-rock desert, through endless leagues of sage, and settled along that wooded, trout-rich river, Boiseans have always known our community was special.”

Past State of the City Addresses

2023 State of the City

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean delivered her 2023 State of the City Address on Thursday, May 18 at JUMP in downtown Boise. The Mayor laid out her vision for the City of Boise while highlighting ambitious city projects moving the needle on housing affordability, public safety, transportation and access to parks and open space as the city grows and changes. 

“Even through challenging times, I am betting on Boise,” added McLean. “I am betting on us as a community of people who have, generation after generation, rolled up our sleeves, worked together and beat the odds.” 

2022 State of the City

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean delivered her State of the City Address on Wednesday, May 18 at JUMP in downtown Boise. The mayor focused on how Boiseans can come together to not only overcome the challenges we’re facing but use them as opportunities to create their shared vision for the city’s future.

2021 State of the City

In her second State of the City Address, delivered on Thursday, September 16, Mayor Lauren McLean spoke directly to the community about her priorities for housing, pathways, climate action and more. She also highlighted residents’ continued resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic, and honored community heroes who have stepped up during a challenging year.

The mayor drew from past periods of growth, change and pandemic in Boise, and encouraged residents to continue doing what they have always done throughout our city’s history.

Mayor McLean also provided updates to the community on her strategic priorities while outlining ways we can work together as a community to protect and enhance the Boise we know and love.

2020 State of the City

Eight months after taking over as the first elected female Mayor of Boise, Lauren McLean gave her first State of the City address on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Mayor McLean is committed to bold action, especially in the face of the pandemic that continues to impact our community, state and country. Housing, racism, the economy and climate change don’t pause for a pandemic.

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