That was the question my wife asked me the other day. As I thought about it, I attempted to explain to her all that I had done that day.
The day in the life of a Mayor of Orem involves many meetings, discussions, phone calls, and public appearances.
In the past week and a half I have met with UVU representatives, a Kids On the Move representative, a meeting with various citizens from neighborhoods on neighborhood issues, attended a city council work session, attended acity council meeting, met with a local business owner, met with multiple scout groups, met on a new suicide prevention program for a local school, attended the 20th anniversary celebration for Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, met with a citizen committee on water conservation,
met with a UVU student group on a organ donation program, attended and spoke at a ribbon cutting for Keller Williams Real Estate Companys new building on 1200 West in Orem, met citizens on growth in their
area, met with representatives of Mountainland Association of Governments on transportation planning,spent time with our city manager, Jamie Davidson, discussing various items concerning the city, spent time discussing issues with members of the city council, spent time planning future meeting agendas,
spent time working on water conservation, spent time researching a topic for a future meeting, spent time putting together a resolution for multi city traffic funding in utah county, spent time signing 50 birthday cards for city employees, and signed several new documents for code changes.
I enjoy seeing how involved many citizens are in our wonderful community. It is meaningful to me to meet and discuss and work on items that affect our residents and our community with those who I meet with each week. We have some of the best residents and families and neighborhoods in Orem.
I appreciate the involvement of those who look out for their city and community. Any time someone has a concern you are welcome to call me at 801-319-4603 or request a meeting with me by emailing my secretary, Kristie Snyder, at
Money magazine just named Orem as the best place to live in Utah. Two items they mentioned were that Orem is safe and is friendly. I agree. Thank you to our great Police and Fire personnel and our residents.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve as the Mayor of this great city.
One scout asked me what was the hardest part of being the Mayor of Orem. He asked was it having to deal with difficult problems. Was it having to speak so often. Was it having to preside at meetings. Was it having to work on challenges in the city. I mentioned that I enjoyed working on the issues and challenges facing Orem. I also said that I like to be out with the public and speak in public. But for me the hardest part is that I have to change clothes often, depending on the events and locations I attend. And I hate to keep
changing clothes. He laughed.
It is a great honor to serve as Mayor. I just wanted to write about the many things a Mayor gets to do in a day and a week, so that my wife and the citizens will know how and what I do during the day.