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Message from Councilmember
Terry Peterson
Orem, get ready to celebrate Family City USA’s kickoff to summer with family, friends, and loved ones during Summerfest’s many events between June 6–11, 2022. There is something for everyone to enjoy; there will be dinners, musical performances, pool parties, ice cream, treats, car shows, carnivals, eating contests, an outdoor movie, a talent show, a pancake breakfast, a baby contest, boutiques, entertainment, and a nighttime Grand Parade with impressive fireworks to cap it all off! All of this and more has been planned for you to celebrate Orem, Family City USA.

We live in a wonderful city. I was blessed to have my childhood in this beautiful place. I remember floating down the now-covered Murdock Canal on hot summer days, and going to the two drive-in movie theaters on State Street. Just like things have changed in Orem, my experiences as a student in the Alpine School district were much different than a student in Alpine today. 

Today, Alpine School District oversees more than 85,000 students, encompassing fourteen different cities. This makes Alpine School District one of the top forty largest districts in the entire United States. It is the largest district in the state. Not too many years ago, I served on the Alpine School Board for six years. Since that time, the challenge of the demands caused by enormous growth in the north and northwest cities in the district hasn’t changed. The District chooses to address that problem at Orem’s expense.
Recently, the District has closed two elementary schools in Orem and an alternative high school in Vineyard. There is talk about closing more schools in Orem. Additionally, the District continues to increase class sizes on every level and take away many speciality programs in Orem. All of these closures and cancellations in our community are happening despite the fact that Orem tax payers are a major financial contributor to the district.

I welcome the current feasibility study being conducted.

My three questions,

1. Would an Orem school district be better for student achievement?Would having our own district help reduce class sizes and bring back specialty programs?

2. Would an Orem district be able to recruit and retain quality educators? I believe teachers are a major component of a child’s educational experience.

3. Is Alpine School District investing Orem’s taxpayer dollars in our children’s best interest? Are our tax dollars being spent outside of Orem? What is the best in the long term for the Orem taxpayers?

Orem is a healthy, energetic, great place to be. We love Family City USA.

All the best, and I’ll see you at Summerfest,

Terry D. Peterson
Summerfest is back and better than ever! Join us June 6 - 11 for a week of fun activities and events like the Summerfest Kick-off party, Rev Road Rally Car Show, Family Day Carnival, Orem's Got Talent, Grand Parade, fireworks, and so much more. For a complete list of events and times, click here.
FY 2022 - 2023 Budget Hearings

On May 10, the City Council approved the tentative budget for 2023.

On June 14 at 6 PM, the City Council Meeting will include a public hearing regarding the City Budget.

Please come on down to City Hall to make your voice heard regarding the budget.
All-you-can-ride Carnival Wristband Discount
All-you-can-ride wristbands for the Summerfest Carnival (June 9 - 11) are on sale now at the Orem Public Library for $30. Wristbands will also be available for sale at the park for $35.

Those not wanting to purchase wristbands can still purchase tickets at self-serve kiosks around the park for $1 each.

New this year, tickets can be used to purchase food at the event.
More City News
Hillcrest Park

The City Council recently heard an update from our landscape architects regarding park and building design for Hillcrest Park.

The current plan addresses parking concerns, expanded open space, and an added emphasis on walking trails and pickleball.

For a flyover video of the current plan here.

Orem Water Report

After analyzing more than 1,385 drinking water samples for bateriological contamination, Orem drinking water has been found to meet or exceed water quality standards set by the USEPA and the State of Utah.

Remember to stay hydrated this June and drink eight glasses of water a day!

Read the full report here.

One of the best ways to spend a summer evening in Orem is to catch a show or movie at the SCERA Shell. The beautiful venue in the heart of Orem offers something for everyone. We’re giving away tickets to nearly every event this summer.

There are a bunch of great shows lined up including Marie Osmond, Scotty McCreery, a Michael Jackson tribute concert, a ton of outdoor movies and so much more.
Library Programs & Events
We've got some big events this month—Summer Reading Program, Storytime, Shakespeare for Kids, and LEGO Lab—so check our calendar to make sure you don't miss a thing!
Orem Recreation
The SCERA Pool is open for it's summer season from May 28th to September 6th! Grab your Season Pass here.

Don't forget about Summerfest's Pool Party June 7th at 6 P.M.
Community Services
Are you an Orem Homeowner? Do you have a sprinkler or drip system? Can you plant and maintain a tree at your own expense? Do you make 80% or less of area median income based on family size? Then you are eligible for this voucher!
The City of Orem is Hiring

We are hiring for multiple full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. To view a list of available job openings and to submit an application, follow the link below.