Boise Public Works Department
The Boise Public Works Department's mission is to use our resources effectively and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community leaving a legacy of enhanced quality of life for Boise.
Our charge is to protect and enhance Boise's environment through responsible management of wastewater treatment, surface water and ground water quality, trash and recycling collection, street lights and a natural geothermal heating system.
Partners for Clean Water
The Partners for Clean Water (Partners) is a group of six agencies that work together to keep storm water clean in the Treasure Valley. The Partners mission is to create a conscious and responsible public that knows clean water is good for the environment, business, and our community.
Boise Public Library
To assist members of the community in educating themselves and enhancing their personal, business, and social well-being through the use of library resources and services. Boise Public Library offers a variety of resources and services to local citizens via three physical locations, a bookmobile and the library web site.
Boise Parks and Recreation
Boise Parks and Recreation is a leading partner in Boise Environmental Education. Their mission is to enhance Boise's quality of life by working in partnership with the community to foster and support citizen well-being and healthy community environments. The lessons and programs offered through Boise Environmental Education foster a greater understanding in the community of the natural resources that make Boise so special and are a wonderful complement to the recreation and sports programs that the department is best known for. Whether you are interested in a walk along the Greenbelt, playing softball, creating art, learning about foothills animals, or just taking a hike in the Foothills, picnicking, dancing or visiting Zoo Boise, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department has an activity for everyone!
Boise Community Forestry
Community Forestry is an invaluable resource for tree education. We are excited to assist and compliment your lesson plans in a variety of ways on any tree-related topic, from tree biology to tree identification! These lessons can be customized for students from kindergarten through high school.
Department of Arts and History
The Department of Arts and History was established by City Ordinance in March 2008 to enhance the Boise community by providing leadership, advocacy, education, services, and support for arts and history. The new Department emerged from the former Boise City Arts Commission, which was established by City Ordinance in 1978 as a nonprofit city agency to advise and assist the City Council in development, coordination, promotion and support of the arts.
VISION: The City's arts, culture, and history are integral parts of our everyday experience and a vivid expression of our diversity, depth, and dreams.
MISSION: To enhance Boise's community by providing leadership, advocacy, education, services, and support for arts and history.