Pocatello City Council

City Council Meetings

  • Regular Meetings
    1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.
    City Council Chambers, 911 N 7th Avenue
  • Work Sessions
    2nd Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.
    City Council Chambers, 911 N 7th Avenue
  • Agenda & Minutes

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Pocatello City Council

2024–2025 Pocatello City Council

Left to Right: Rick Cheatum, Josh Mansfield, Mayor Brian Blad, Brent Nichols, President Linda Leeuwrik, Hayden Paulsen, and Corey Mangum

About the City Council

The six members of the City Council work part-time and function as the legislative body of the City.

City elections are held in the fall of odd numbered years. The Mayor and City Council Members are elected at-large, on a non-partisan basis for four-year terms. Each Council Member is elected to a specific seat, but the seats do not represent geographic areas, which means all six Council Members represent the entire community.

Mission

The mission of the Mayor & Council Department is to exercise executive management of the municipal corporation by creation and implementation of vision and policy, service to constituents, distribution of corporate communication, stakeholder involvement and management of day-to-day operations.

Mayor/Council Form of Government

Pocatello has chosen the strong mayor/council form of government. The 6 members of the City Council work part-time and function as the legislative body of the city. The Mayor is the full-time administrator managing the day-to-day activities of the city. While the Mayor chairs the City Council meetings and sets the meeting agenda, the Mayor may only vote in the case of a tie.

Mayor Brian Blad

Mayor Brian Blad was elected into office November 2009. His current term ends in 2025. Learn more about Mayor Brian Blad.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mayor Blad via email, call 208-234-6163, or stop by his office at City Hall.

Welcoming and Inclusive City Resolution

Passed October 1, 2020

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF POCATELLO, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF IDAHO, AFFIRMING THE CITY OF POCATELLO AS A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE CITY THAT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY, PROMOTES EQUALITY AND FOSTERS RESPECT FOR ALL RESIDENTS

WHEREAS, the City of Pocatello has long been a home to indigenous people, migrants, and immigrants; and has remained true to our heritage of welcoming everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity or place of origin, gender identity, immigration or refugee status, political ideology, economic status, or religious affiliations; and

WHEREAS, the City has long been recognized as a place where all of its residents thrive and are essential to contribute to the City's economic growth and overall prosperity for current and future generations; and 

WHEREAS, historically, the City represented a wide variety of ethnic groups where families lived and worked together in harmony despite their differences for decades; and currently, the City is home to Idaho State University where people from all walks of life are welcome; and 

WHEREAS, new residents, whether permanent or temporary, are a vital part of our community, bringing fresh perspectives and new ideas, starting businesses, adding to the talent base and contributing to the vibrant, diverse community that we all value; and

WHEREAS, the City engages in public policy, regulatory, and civic initiatives to support local organizations that promote understanding and friendship in the community for all citizens and visitors; and 

WHEREAS, the City reaffirms its commitment to maintain safety and security through the Pocatello Police Department, which operates under a policy of treating all persons in a professional and courteous manner regardless of their citizenship status and background; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pocatello pledges its commitment to welcoming all individuals through past statements and actions, knowing that discrimination or misunderstanding impedes the social and economic progress of a city by preventing all of our residents from fully contributing to the cultural, spiritual, social, and commercial life of our community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CIT OF POCATELLO AS FOLLOWS:

  1. The City of Pocatello celebrates and values its long-standing tradition of welcoming visitors and newcomers to this beautiful valley; and creating a vibrant, diverse community where all of our residents feel welcomed, safe, and able to fully participate in, and contribute to, our city's economic and social life.
  2. The City of Pocatello reaffirms its values of inclusion, respect, and justice, and the city's commitment toward actions to reinforce these values. We have a dream of continuing to cultivate a culture of harmony and inclusion.
  3. All residents of Pocatello are encouraged to do their part in reaching out and welcoming all those who live in and visit our great City.

RESOLVED this 1st day of October, 2020.

CITY OF POCATELLO, a municipal Corporation of Idaho
BRIAN C. BLAD, MAYOR