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Mayor & Council Message

Fitness Founder

Curbside Meals from Senior Friendship Center

Summerfest Lite

Orem Fall Clean-Up

Convenience Fee for Utility Payments - Effective October 2020

Recreation Updates

Orem Business Alliance

United Way 211

Message from Orem's Beautification Commission

Property All-Star Program

Central Corridor Transit Study

The City of Orem is Hiring

Calendar of Events
Mayor's Message
Resources for Those Impacted by COVID-19

As your Mayor, I acknowledge many of you are struggling due to job loss, income reduction, and other financial difficulties during this challenging time. I understand your fears and frustrations. Fortunately, because of increased state and federal funding, there are many resources available to help you meet your present needs. Ideally these resources will assist you set a foundation for stability in the months to come. I would like to highlight a few agencies and nonprofit organizations offering COVID related assistance and information.

  • Food through food pantries
  • Emergency shelter and rental assistance
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with utility payments
  • Assistance with housing deposit
Visit their website for more information on how to apply via the client intake form. 

  • Information on how to navigate landlord and tenant issues as well as the eviction process

  • Information and assistance on how to avoid foreclosure
  • Assistance navigating loan modification process

  • Provides support related to sexual assault and domestic violence, including shelter, therapy and housing services

In addition to these resources, the City of Orem has put together a resident resource page that is updated as new resources become available. Visit for more information. You can also contact United Way’s 211 hotline by dialing 211, or online at

The City of Orem will continue to seek ways to best provide assistance to our residents in need. We hope to meet your concerns during this trying time. 

Mayor Brunst
Message from Councilmember David Spencer
Reflect and Give Thanks
As we all are living through this pandemic and trying to keep our lives somewhat normal, I have reflected back to my past and looked forward to the future.

My family and I will be celebrating my Dad’s 90 th  birthday in September.
He served in the Air Force for 28 years, fought in Vietnam and received a purple heart. Being an "Air Force Brat", I am very much aware of the sacrifices that are made by families who choose to serve our country. I want to thank all the men and women that are serving or have served to fight for the freedoms we enjoy today.

As I ponder on our freedoms and all those that have given their lives to protect them, let us always remember and give thanks for their sacrifice. As an Orem citizen and elected official, I want to let our first responders know that I support them 100%.
I truly appreciate the Orem Police and Fire Departments for all they do for our city.
Orem is a very safe city, because of their dedication and willingness to put their lives on the line every day. They keep my family and your families safe and protected.

I also appreciate our City employees for the work they do to keep the City running.
We are very blessed to have so many people who are committed to make Orem a great city to live in.

During this challenging time, I hope we can all reflect on our past and appreciate the sacrifices that have and are being made for us. Let us all choose to be a little kinder, not be offended so easily, and look for opportunities to serve others around us.
I am proud to be an American and I am grateful for the freedoms we enjoy. May God bless America and our great City of Orem!
David Spencer, Orem City Council
Become a Fitness Founder
The new Orem Family Fitness Center is going to be a revolution for health, wellness, and fun here in the City of Orem. 
We’re in the homestretch of this project and we’re excited to announce the formation of "The Founders Circle." This group of early donors and pass holders will receive special perks for joining the fitness revolution before the center has opened. Founders Circle members can get guided tours of the construction site, limited edition swag, their names featured in the building, lifetime membership discounts, and so much more. 
 You can be part of this founding group of donors for as little as $25. There will be different tiers of benefits depending on the amount donated. A local family with deep ties to Orem has generously offered to match all donations to the new fitness center up to $25,000. 
All donations to the Founders Circle are tax deductible and will be used for enhancements and new amenities in the fitness center.

Curbside Meals from Orem Senior Center
Check out our website to view the schedule for this year's Summerfest Lite. Featuring: Orem's Got Talent, Summerfest Pool Party, RevRoad Rally Car Show & more!
The Orem Fall Clean-Up is back and will kick-off in Nielsen's Grove Park on September 8th. The clean-up will then move to Palisade Park on September 14th.

We're excited to be bringing this program back and ask everyone to review the rules and regulations before using these FREE dumpsters.
Census 2020
Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important. Learn more about the questions we’ll ask and how your answers will be used at

The Census Bureau will never ask you for:
• your social security number
• money or donations
• anything on behalf of a political party
• your bank or credit card account numbers.

If anyone claiming to be a census workers asks for any of these things it is a sure sign you're face to face with a shyster.
Convenience Fee for Utility Payments - Effective October 2020
Effective October 1, 2020, the City of Orem will begin assessing a $3.95 convenience fee for the use of credit & debit card when paying your utility bill. We will also set a cap of $500 per transaction. There will not be fees assessed to other payment methods, such as direct bank withdrawal (ACH).

Making the change from auto debit/credit card to auto ACH is very simple and can be done through your online account. Click the button below to log in, and f ollow the simple steps listed here.
Recreation Updates
We're excited to welcome you back to the Fitness Center pool in early September! Click here for more information.
Click the following links for more information on our open facilities and programs.

Orem Business Alliance
Do you run a business in Orem? Are you tuned in to what's happening with the Orem Business Alliance? The OBA currently holds webinars and regularly sends out informative emails about funding sources, trainings, and other important information to help Orem Businesses. Check out this month's webinar titled "Understanding Current Funding Assistance Programs." Also, sign up here to receive emails and get the inside scoop!

United Way 211
With 211 Utah, help is just one call, text, or chat away. 211 is a free and confidential number who can connect you to a variety of local resources such as rent payment assistance, help paying your utilities, finding food, and more. Call 2-1-1, download the 211 Utah app, or begin your search at their website.
Messages from Orem's Beautification Commission
Summer is known for many things, but green lawns and sprawling garage sales in full swing. To help citizens during these summer months, Orem City's Beautification Commission has offered helpful tips on water conservation and holding garage sales. Click on the buttons below for more information.
Property All-Star Program
Has the appearance of your home and yard improved recently? Are you proud of the work you’ve done to turn it around? If so, you should apply for the PROPERTY ALL-STAR Program!

The Property All-Star award program was developed to show appreciation and to recognize those homeowners and landlords that have worked hard to improve their once blighted properties and have brought them up to a community standard or beyond. 

Visit our website for more information!
Central Corridor Transit Study
There are some exciting transportation projects being planned for Utah County. Check out the latest on these important transportation improvements and provide your feedback as well.
The City of Orem is Hiring
We are hiring for multiple full-time and part-time positions. To view a list of available job openings and to submit an application, follow the link below.
Calendar of Events
In the City of Orem, there are always plenty of events to keep you and your family busy! Keep up with all Orem City events by following the link below.
Know somebody with a great yard? Nominate them for one of our beautification awards. Just click here.