Tuesday, January 09, 2018

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Council Members Sworn Into Office, Officers Elected, Departing Members Recognized

Newly elected Boise City Council Member Lisa Sánchez and returning Council Member TJ Thomson were sworn into office tonight during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting. Holli Woodings, who was also elected to the council for the first time this November, will be sworn into office tomorrow.

Tonight’s meeting also included recognitions of outgoing council members Maryanne Jordan and Ben Quintana, as well as the election of council members Lauren McLean and Elaine Clegg to the offices of Council President and Council President Pro-Tem, respectively.

Jordan’s 15 years of service on the council was recognized by Mayor Bieter and council members by the re-naming of the city council chambers as the “Maryanne Jordan City Council Chambers” in her honor. Jordan chose not to run for a fourth term on the council after being appointed to the Idaho Legislature in 2015. She was first appointed to the council in 2003.

“No elected official works harder or does more to ensure they are making the right decisions for their constituents,” said Mayor Bieter. “We think naming these council chambers in her honor is a perfect way to recognize her dedicated service to our city and its residents.”

Mayor Bieter and the city council also recognized Quintana’s service on the council, especially his work on the city’s Energize Our Neighborhoods initiative. A new public art exhibit on Vista Avenue, part of the initiative’s work in that neighborhood, will be dedicated in Quintana’s honor once it is installed.

“Ben’s work here has served the residents of this city well and has shown the depth of his character,” said Mayor Bieter. “This recognition will remind you and the community of your service for decades to come.”