Mayor Bieter’s vision of Boise as the most livable city in the country is central to his approach as a board member. Mayor Bieter has served as Boise’s leader since 2003 and has been re-elected three times, an accomplishment shared only by a handful of mayors in the city’s history.
Prior to his public service, he worked as a municipal attorney for several Idaho jurisdictions and in private practice. He served five sessions in the Idaho House of Representatives. As Mayor, he has opened three neighborhood libraries, three school-based community centers and set aside hundreds of acres for parks and Foothills open space.
Mayor Bieter is a graduate of Bishop Kelly High School, the College of St. Thomas in Minnesota and the University of Idaho College of Law. He established the first local government ethics commission in Idaho and has been a forceful advocate for improved transportation, sustainable – and affordable – growth and a high quality of life essential to good jobs and strong businesses.