BOISE — A local businesswoman and advocate is the latest to announce her candidacy for Boise City Council.

Brittney Scigliano announced Wednesday she would seek a seat on city council. She is the outgoing president of the East End Neighborhood Association and a national business developer for True North Beauty, according to a news release.

“I’m running because members of our community feel like their voices don’t matter anymore. I want to change that,” Scigliano stated in the release. “It’s about more than just listening. It’s about getting the residents of Boise involved in Boise’s future.”

Scigliano has worked with the city before as an advisory committee member on a neighborhood meetings guide for citizens, neighborhood associations and developers.

She is also a co-founder of Boise at Home, a senior citizens advocacy group.

“One of my concerns is our fixed-income populations,” she said in the release. “It breaks my heart when people have to leave their neighborhoods, sometimes after 50 years, because they can no longer afford their taxes.”

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Scigliano is an Emmett native who moved to Boise after completing her studies at Boise State University. She is an East End resident.

“The city is still experiencing a period of high growth, which brings both benefits and challenges.” Scigliano said in the news release. “I’m looking forward to working with partner agencies, business leaders, and residents to find creative and sustainable solutions.”

She has not announced which seat she intends to pursue.

Other Boise residents who have announced their candidacy for city council are Tecle Gebremicheal, who has not yet announced which seat he’ll run for; Debbie Lombard-Bloom and Jimmy Hallyburton, both running for Seat 3; and Brady Fuller, running for Seat 1.

Council members Scot Ludwig (Seat 3), Lauren McLean (Seat 1) and Elaine Clegg (Seat 5) are up for reelection. Ludwig is not seeking reelection, and McLean is running for mayor.

Xavier Ward covers Ada County for The Idaho Press. You can follow him on Twitter at @XavierAWard.

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