Race: Spanish Fork City Council
Occupation: Sales Rep at Utah Valley Magazine
Education: Some college
What are the biggest issues facing your city and how do you plan to address them?
Growth is #1 in my mind. Whether it's commercial or residential, I respect private property rights. With that though comes a responsibility for a council member to properly balance high density with single family homes. With growth there are several other key issues that comes with it. Streets, sewers, & garbage, just to name a few. Staying on top of the proper infrastructure will be key to moving forward as well.
Other issues Spanish Fork faces is the possible development of the beautiful river bottoms area, and what exactly that would look like, the building of a new library, and keeping up with affordable housing.
What sets you apart from other candidates?
Being the only woman on the current council I offer creativity & diversity. I want to reflect the voice of women in our community, and hope that I can lead by example for other women & young girls to step up & continue serving in Spanish Fork. I am able to use my talents in the roles I've been assigned to, and communicate with other council members and residents about important issues.
What relevant experience do you have for this position?
My 1st term serving on the council I have learned so much about how everything within the city is run and how I can navigate the different opportunities that we face. As the Chamber of Commerce president I worked well with others, developed an understanding of the business community, and grew to understand crucial conversations when it's difficult. As I have worked at Utah Valley Magazine for the past 14 years I have continued to hone in on the personal skills that I believe it takes to be effective on city council. I also understand marketing and branding, which is important when you're trying to reach 40k + residents with a message.
What previous elected positions have you held?
Chamber of Commerce President 2015
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2011-2014
Is there anything else you want our readers to know about you?
I believe I have strengthened the climate of our city council. I have continued building relationships throughout the community with residents and businesses. For me it's about the people. Listening to them and helping them understand why things are done a certain way or help with needed changes that they see in our community.
I will continue making sure our residents voices are heard and represented as decisions are being made. I plan to preserve what has made us great as we look to the future.
If you live in Spanish Fork, I ask for your vote.