She's been a consultant, an investment manager, a conservation lobbyist, a parks commissioner, a Planning and Zoning commissioner and a manager of Boise's Foothills Open Space Initiative. And now Mayor Dave Bieter wants Lauren McLean to replace City Council Member Vern Bisterfeldt.
Thursday morning, Bieter will put McLean's name before a special meeting of the council. If approved, McLean would be sworn into office at the January 11 City Council meeting and would need to stand for election in November of 2011. That term would last only two years because Bisterfeldt's current term would lapse in 2013. Bisterfeldt will return as an Ada County Commissioner in January.
"This was one of the most difficult decisions I have made as Mayor," said Bieter. "In the end it was Lauren's extensive history of community involvement, her strong grasp of the issues facing the city today and her unwavering commitment to Boise's future that made her my choice for this position."