Brian Blad spent many years as a small business owner in Pocatello before jumping into local politics. He was sworn into office for his 1st term as Mayor in January 2010. He was re-elected to the office of Mayor in November 2013 and will begin his 2nd term as the Chief Executive Officer of the city on January 2, 2014. He manages the day-to-day operations of city government and presides over the meetings of the City Council.
In his previous life, Brian served for 12 years on the executive board of the non-profit Blow-in-Blanket Contractor’s Association and served for 3 years as an officer. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the insulation industry and spent 10 years training and teaching insulation companies throughout North America on the importance of energy efficient building.
As Mayor, Brian continues to be active in the community. He serves on various boards and committees, such as the Pocatello Development Authority, Bannock Development Corporation, and the ISU College of Technology Advisory Board to name a few. He participates in activities such as Pedal Fest Bicycle Challenge, Pocatello Marathon, Chamber Putt Putt Golf Tournament and is the reigning “Dancing with the Pocatello Stars” champion and Kiwanis “Pancake Flipping” champion. He is also a local television celebrity who hosts his own television show, “Calling City Hall,” on government access television.
Brian and his wife, Laura, have 4 children, Ben, Jade, Jordan and Bryson.