I am currently serving on your Farr West City Council. I previously served on the Planning Commission, we worked tirelessly on going through all the city municipal codes updating what's outdated, removing what's unneeded, and clarifying what's confusing. The update of the General Plan was enhanced by seeking more input from the citizens of Farr West, we had a booth at the Freedom Festival, held an Open House, and a Public Hearing. Public input is important to a solid General Plan.
I am a member of the Smith Family Park committee which is made up of city officials, staff, and most importantly citizens. Our design plans were helpful in presentations that resulted in over $400,000.00 in RAMP and other Grant funds for the park with hopefully more to come.
I am also serving as the city's web & social media administrator, I created and administer farrwestcity.org where citizens have access to news, applications and checklists, the General Plan, and the Municipal Code. I also created and administer Facebook & twitter accounts for the city to better communicate with it's citizens young and old. I do this voluntarily and with little compensation.
I served for over 3 years on the Farr West Planning Commission as it's Vice Chairman and actively participated in the creation and adoption of the new General Plan for Farr West City.
Prior to moving to Farr West in 2004, I was the president of the Valley Terrace Home Owners Association in Ogden for 10 years. I managed the budget, coordinated projects, collaborated with vendors and contractors. It was like running a small town but on a much smaller scale.
Why am I running again?
I'm running FOR Farr West City Council. I will always participate in the process as I've shown over the past several years, I'd just like to be in a position where I can help get things done. Ultimately it's the council with leadership of the mayor that make the final decisions on most all proposals brought to the city.
Since the adoption of the 2009 General Plan there are 4 follow on plans plus one more added to the 2015 General Plan that were recommended that have not been fully implemented yet.
- Economic Development Plan
- Transportation Master Plan
- Capital Improvement (Common Facilities) Plan
- Parks and Recreation Master Plan
- Broadband Strategic Plan (new)
All plans take time so getting started is important! I have convinced the Planning Chair and he has now assigned each of these to a commission member. This will allow the city to be more proactive than reactive. As a council member I will ensure these stay a priority.
If you choose to support me, it will be greatly appreciated!!