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2017 Boise City Council - (Back Row, L-R) TJ Thomson, Ben Quintana, Scot Ludwig, Elaine Clegg. (Front Row, L-R) Lauren McLean, Mayor David Bieter, Maryanne Jordan. (Ben Quintana and Maryanne Jordan retired at the end of 2017).

We share the Mayor’s goal of making Boise the most livable city in the country.

Livability means many things to many people. For the city council, livability is sustainability in action – it’s the result of a triple bottom line approach recognizing the interconnectedness of the environment, the economy, and opportunity for everyone in our community.

City council launched a sustainability program for this very reason: policies that protect our lasting environment, build an innovative economy and create a just and vibrant community all work to create a livable city where residents thrive.

We all have our Boise story. Lauren discovered Boise with her husband just after college and knew that this must be their home. Elaine grew up here and chose to stay because she knew it offered the best for her family. Each of us is a part of the #iamboise story; it’s our residents’ commitment to this community that make Boise what it is.

This report shares our aspirations and sheds light on the success and challenges that we confront in a changing world. We’re working hard to make our city safe for all residents, with community policing and policies that welcome all people. We’re investing in building our economy with the tools available to us and watching small businesses and entrepreneurs take off. We’re protecting our clean water and open spaces and building parks for an unrivalled quality of life. We’re learning how to walk our talk.

Together with the mayor we know this is endless work. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work with each of you to make our city the most livable in the country.

Lauren McLean, Council President and Elaine Clegg, Council President Pro Tem