In the Know e-Newsletter

August 18, 2023

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Earlier this year, we hosted a series of Meet up with the Mayor events. It was a chance for Boiseans to come together for casual conversations with me and several of our department directors. We discussed historic preservation with Arts and History Director Jennifer Stevens, trail maintenance with Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway, fire safety with Chief Niemeyer, and much more.

I am excited to announce another round of Meet up with the Mayor events at locations throughout the city with new featured guests. These are great opportunities for Boiseans to connect with one another, ask questions, and learn about the beautiful place in which we live.

Do you have a question about library circulation, water treatment, pathways or another unique piece of Boise? Are you interested in visiting a library you have yet to see or a park you have not explored? If so, I hope to see you at one of the upcoming Meet up with the Mayor events.

Be well, Boise.

Upcoming Events

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Boise Public Library

After listening to the community, the Boise Public Library is excited to announce its new Strategic Framework for Impact. This new plan consists of four strategic priorities that developed from community input and will guide the Boise Public Library’s efforts for the next five years. It will help ensure we meets the needs of our growing city and allow us to grow alongside each other.

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Boise City Council

An enthusiastic welcome to our new Boise City Council Member, Meredith Stead. Her presence and unique perspective will undoubtedly enrich discussions and contribute to the betterment of the community. Both her dedication to public service and willingness to take on this role are greatly appreciated.

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James Castle House

For the first time in its five-year history, the James Castle House’s newest exhibition – Interlude, A Five-Year Residency Retrospective – pairs contemporary artworks by James Castle House residents with original works by James Castle. Visit the exhibition Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., until April 27th, 2024.

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We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History, recognizing many in our community for distinguished service, creative accomplishment, and a record of publication, presentation or research contributing to Boise’s creative life. We hope you will join us in honoring them on Thursday, September 21st, 2023.

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