Mayor H. Brent Coles of Boise is serving as the President of the United States Conference of Mayors.
The United States Conference of Mayors is a nonpartisan organization representing cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,100 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.
Mayor Coles has been the mayor of Idaho's capital city since January 1993. Prior to becoming mayor, he served for ten years on the Boise City Council.
As President of the conference, his four main areas of focus are : 1. Strengthening the well-being of the family. 2. Maintaining the livability of communities and neighborhoods . 3. Educating the workforce of the new millennium. 4. Building infrastructure to connect metro economies.