Boise Public Works Commission Seeks Applicants

November 23, 2021

The City of Boise’s Public Works Commission is seeking applicants to serve a four-year term.

The Public Works Department has a wide range of responsibilities, including management of the City’s water renewal facilities, collection system, and biosolids application site; the trash, recycling, composting and household hazardous waste programs; the geothermal heating district downtown and irrigation, supporting several dispersed irrigation systems; and climate action, air quality, stormwater, groundwater, floodplain, and project management areas. Public Works Commission members, appointed by Mayor Lauren McLean and affirmed by the Boise City Council, will provide recommendations on policies, and provide direction to the Public Works Department while providing guidance and feedback across the entire breadth of these duties, including engineering, water renewal operations, environmental planning services, facilities management, and utilities administration.

Residents with backgrounds or experience in the fields of finance, education, energy, and small business; as well the ability to advise on policy, policy exceptions, and make budget recommendations are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to meet at least monthly (typically on the first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m.) with occasional additional meetings, be residents of the City of Boise, and serve a four-year term.

The deadline for applying is December 27, 2021. Residents can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to

With seven members, plus one student member, the Commission will represent, as much as possible, the diverse spectrum of people who enjoy all that Boise has to offer. Geographic diversity, as well as expertise and experience in areas relevant to the commission’s purpose, will be considered in the appointment process.

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

(208) 972-8520 |

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