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Mayor Bieter stands on stage with screen behind that reads Kindness and Wonder and a large crowd of people in seats at theatre.

Boise’s 2018 State of the City Address

How Boise Kind Started

At his 2018 State of the City address, Mayor David Bieter proposed the creation of Boise Kind, a community-wide initiative to define and spread the values that make Boise such a wonderful place to live. The Mayor’s proposal was made in response to a growing desire within our community to put aside differences and focus on preserving and fostering the core attributes that bond us together and make Boise such a livable city.

Boise Kind initiative enters new phase led by Boise School District

In January of 2020, the City of Boise and the Boise School District announced that Boise Kind, the collaborative initiative launched in 2018 to promote and enhance Boise’s generous, caring nature, would enter a new phase in its development under leadership from the Boise School District.  

With this new structure, the Boise School District manages the Boise Kind Steering Committee, comprised of numerous individuals and organizations throughout the city, and oversees significant events, such as Boise Kind Day and other kindness initiatives.