Mark Niemeyer confirmed as Boise Fire Chief


The Boise City Council on Tuesday confirmed Mayor Lauren McLean’s pick for fire chief, Mark Niemeyer.

While Niemeyer received unanimous support, council members criticized the hiring process, led by McLean.

The Idaho Press reports, on Nov. 2nd, McLean announced she had selected Niemeyer, Meridian’s longtime fire chief who earlier this year became Meridian’s emergency operations manager.

However, Niemeyer was not mentioned as a finalist, nor did he take part in an online panel during which others answered questions from the press and the public.

Niemeyer, will take the helm Nov. 30th, and replaces former Chief Dennis Doan, who resigned amid pressure from McLean, who took office in January.