McLean Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancies

January 24, 2023

Following the determination that former city council member, Lisa Sánchez inadvertently vacated her District 3 council seat, and in anticipation of council member Elaine Clegg’s at-large vacancy, Mayor Lauren McLean is preparing to make appointments to fill the vacancies.

The city will begin accepting applications from interested candidates today. The application period will be open for three weeks, closing at 5 p.m. on February 14, 2023.

“I’m looking forward to hearing from Boiseans with a passion for our community, a strong record of civic engagement, and a willingness to dig in and get to work,” said Mayor McLean. “Specifically, we’ll be looking at candidates who share the council’s vision of creating a city for everyone and are excited to help us continue to lead on the issues our residents care most about – maintaining our public safety, creating and preserving more housing at Boise budgets, bringing in jobs that provide opportunity for everyone and advancing our bold climate goals.”

Those interested in being considered for one of the seats must submit the following information to

  • Applicant’s legal name
  • Physical address and length of residency at that address
  • Which seat the candidate wants to be considered for (At-large or District 3)
  • Letter of interest outlining the perspective the applicant would bring to the council, the reasons for wanting to serve the public, and the impact they hope to make as a Boise city council member
  • Current resume outlining both professional and civic experience
  • Contact information for three (3) references who are prepared to speak to the candidate’s perspective and/or experience

Application information must be submitted directly by the applicant, preferably in a single PDF document by 5 p.m. on February 14, 2023. Information submitted to the city is subject to the public records act. Applications will be reviewed by February 21, 2023. Finalists will be invited to interview with Mayor McLean following the review process. McLean will announce the candidates for council consideration in early March.

Candidates seeking an appointment to District 3 must be qualified electors in the district; candidates seeking an appointment to the at-large seat must be qualified electors in city limits. Both appointments will fill out the remainder of the terms. All six council seats will be up for election in November.

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Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

(208) 972-8520 |

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