At a Glance
General Election Results are Coming in!
Not all votes have been counted yet, but see where we're at so far on the County Election Website.

At the time this newsletter was published, the results for mayor were:
Jim Evans 5,360 (41.9%)
Dave Young 7,422 (58.1%)
Orem Kindness Week
Join us for our 6th annual Kindness Week, November 15 - 22. Learn more at
November Library Programs
The Orem Library creates all sorts of fun activities and events for all ages! See what's available on their Calendar.
Veterans Day Ceremony November 11th
Next week, our Veterans Day Ceremony will take place in the Orem Cemetery at 11 AM.
Orem Lights On! November 22nd
Join us on Monday, November 22 at 6 pm for donuts, hot chocolate, and holiday music at the annual Lights-On Ceremony on the front lawn of the Orem City Center. Afterwards, come inside the Library Hall for a chance to talk to Santa.
November Council Message
Read Terry Peterson's message about this Thanksgiving season.
Mayor Highlight
Mayor Richard F. Brunst, Jr.

Richard F. Brunst, Jr. has served as Mayor of Orem since 2014 and will conclude his service at the end of this year.

Watch our media outlets for upcoming content highlighting Mayor Brunst's service and read our next newsletter to see his final Mayor's message.

Councilmember Message
As we enter the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, we need to step back and look at the many blessings we are grateful for. In 1789 George Washington declared Thanksgiving to be a day of “…prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God…”
I am grateful for the many personal blessings I have in my life. I am thankful for my wonderful wife, precious children and son-in-laws and my beautiful grandchildren. I am grateful for the blessing of good health. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve with you my fellow citizens in representing the great city of Orem.
President Ronald Reagan said, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God then we will be a nation gone under.”
Hopefully at this wonderful time of year we can be grateful for the blessings we have and we can reach out to help others.
I will finish with another quote from Ronald Reagan, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

— Councilmember Terry Peterson
2021 City of Orem Municipal Elections
Ballots for the 2021 Orem General Election are now closed. The votes are still being counted, but you can see the most recent numbers on the County Election Website.

Watch our social media channels for regular updates and to find out the official results once they have been finalized by the county.
Veterans Day Ceremony - Thursday, Nov. 11th
Mark your calendars for our Veterans Day Ceremony next week. It will take place in the Orem Cemetery at 11 AM.
Lights On! - Monday, Nov. 22nd
Join us for donuts, hot chocolate, and holiday music at the annual Lights-On Ceremony on the front lawn of the Orem City Center. The Utah Valley Flute Choir will be performing a few numbers to add to the Christmas Spirit. Santa will also be arriving in a bright red fire engine!

After the short program, children can come inside the Library Hall for a chance to talk to Santa.
Library Programs


BYU Young Company will be performing Luna for young audiences on November 8. For more details, see our online calendar.

Teens 12–18 are invited to an after-hours screening of Raya and the Last Dragon. For tweens 8–12, we will hold a fun Camp Read S'more with camping games, stories, and s'mores outdoors. Dress warmly! Our Any Time Activity for teens will be a make-a-totem craft in the library's Teen Area.

Join us for a special musical event on November 3 as we welcome Russian jazz artist Svetlana and her band the New York Collective. Other noteworthy programs include Cantorum Chamber Choir's fall concert on November 15, and a visit from Shoshone tribal leader Darren Parry, who will discuss the events of the Bear River Massacre and his book about this tragedy on November 16.
Kindness Week 2021

Please join us for our 6th annual Orem Kindness Week from November 15th - 22nd to help us continue the culture of kindness in Orem. The week is full of different activities and events!

Check out the schedule and nominate people, schools, and businesses for Kindness Awards at

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.
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