Mayor Lauren McLean has made her choice for the City of Boise’s new Planning and Development Services Director, Timothy Keane, pending city council approval.
“We set out to find the right leader for our community and with this process- a national search, panels, and feedback from residents, staff, and city officials- we did it,” said Boise Mayor Lauren McLean. “Tim Keane brings visionary leadership and a depth of experience that will help him guide our city’s development as we grow, protecting what makes us unique and helping ensure we are a resilient and vibrant city for everyone.”
Keane served as the chief planning executive for a small town, Davidson, North Carolina, a small city, Charleston, South Carolina and a large city, Atlanta, Georgia. At each stop, he addressed tough operational challenges to put planning at the forefront of public discussion, debate, and progress. In Atlanta, he rethought planning to be central to everything a city does – from housing to transportation to design.
“I am very excited to have this incredible opportunity in a city of such stunning natural beauty,” said Keane. “This is a thrilling new challenge for me. My commitment to Mayor McLean, her team and residents of Boise is to help guide the city's physical development so that this unique place benefits from this period of substantial growth."
Keane’s proposed city council confirmation date is March 8. If he is confirmed, he will officially start work the next day on March 9. That’s also when the Mayor and Keane will hold a news conference to answer questions from media.