The first annual YP Summit turned out to be a fantastic event for young professionals to participate in interactive presentations and training courses offered by some of our valley's most notable leaders. Each event in the daylong agenda was aimed at developing abilities and learning new skills that future leaders could implement in their personal and professional lives.
To kick off the event, attendees heard from Mayor Lauren McLean, City of Boise, with her talk on "Growing Leaders in a City for Everyone."
About Mayor Lauren McLean
Mayor McLean was sworn in on January 7, 2020. She is the 56th mayor of Boise and the first woman elected to that position in the city’s 150-year history. She is passionate about public service, leading boldly with the community at the forefront of every decision. As Mayor, she leads the fight against climate change, setting ambitious goals to secure an environmentally and economically resilient future for Boise. Her vision is to create a city that is truly for everyone – one that offers equitable access to housing, living wage jobs, transportation, and a seat at the table for residents when decisions about the future of Boise are being made.
McLean’s service to the people of Boise began as a volunteer in 2001. She led the historic Boise Foothills Open Space Levy campaign and, along with hundreds of other dedicated people, secured protection of thousands of acres in the foothills for future generations. Lauren served on Boise City Council from 2011-2019 and served as Council President from 2017-2019. During her time on City Council, she led the effort to pass Boise's 100% Clean Energy Plan.
Mayor McLean currently serves on the Board of Governors at the Andrus Center at Boise State University. She earned a Master of Public Administration from Boise State University as the first Carl Burke Fellow. Before becoming a Bronco, McLean graduated with honors from Notre Dame. She is an avid trail runner, outdoorswoman, and reader. She and her family love to explore Idaho's beautiful backcountry by foot or by ski.
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