Mayor McLean meets Boise residents at open house

Posted at 6:12 PM, Jan 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 20:12:31-05

BOISE, Idaho — Boise mayor Lauren McLean is officially in office and spent the day at the Boise Depot, meeting with members of the public.

It was an open house celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage.

Mayor McLean also read books to children at the event.

She says it's important for Treasure Valley kids to know they can do anything they set their mind to.

"I have the responsibility to remind children and adults as the first female elected mayor that we need girls to be involved throughout this community," said McLean. "I'm reading with them a story about a young girl who wanted to build a park in her neighborhood and was told she couldn't and did it anyway. I thought it was really fun and really important."

Mayor McLean was officially sworn in to office Tuesday night.