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Message from Councilmember

LaNae Millett

November is a month associated with gratitude and giving thanks. We have so many things to be thankful for as Orem residents.  I believe we can all agree: we are grateful for educational opportunities, we believe that education lifts and strengthens our community, and we understand the importance of education and schooling in general—it can determine future outcomes.


I’m so very grateful for education opportunities. Education changed the trajectory of my family. My dad was the first in his family to graduate college. He worked full-time as he was going to school full-time—he joked that my mom and their two young children shared his degree. I grew up in a family with 7 children, my mother was an amazing woman and though she didn’t have the opportunity to go to college, she encouraged—pretty much insisted that—all of her children attend college. We all graduated with bachelor's, master’s or MD doctorate degrees. My family didn’t have a lot of money, but with academic scholarships and working three jobs during the summer, I was able to work hard and put myself through school.


I’ve continued to share my passion for education and the way it changes lives. For over 20 years I’ve volunteered in Orem schools and advocated for resources for Orem children. Again, we can agree our children are worth every hour we spend educating and serving them. We don’t have to be perfect in our service, I’m not, just get involved. We can all find some way to serve. There’s a program at Windsor elementary, my neighborhood school, that is a great example of our Orem community volunteering in education. Before school, volunteer reading tutors comprised of retirees, moms, dads, high schoolers, and others help disadvantaged children learn to read—it’s life-changing for those children. My message of gratitude is that we can all pay it forward by helping and supporting the children in our community. Our children are our future; education is their future. 


I am so grateful for the educational opportunities that surround us and the results those opportunities have produced. In our area we have top universities, successful small businesses, and great people who have excelled in all areas of life. We have so much to be grateful for.  


As we show gratitude for the educational blessings we’ve received, as we volunteer and strive to bless the rising generation, we will be giving back to our Orem children. Through education-related service, Orem residents will create connections between our neighborhood schools and neighborhood communities. I believe in the people who live in Family City USA. I am grateful for education—education changed my life. My depth of gratitude fuels my passion to serve our Orem community. Education is a tremendous blessing we can all be grateful for and, through service, give to others. During this month of gratitude, please pause and remember the educational opportunities you’ve received. Let’s all be a part of a prosperous and bright future for Orem.

LaNae Millett

Orem City Council

City Happenings

Veteran's Day Program

The City of Orem Veterans Day Program will be held November 11th at the Orem at the Orem City Cemetery located at 1520 N 800 E starting at 11 AM.

This year's speaker will be retired Colonel Robert Church, a combined 30-year veteran of the US Navy and the Utah Army National Guard. 

Please join us this November 11th as we honor our veterans and celebrate their service. 


Kindness Week

Join us on November 14-21 for our 7th Annual Kindness Week! Throughout the week, there will be different events and activities that correspond with a daily theme.

Check out orem.org/kindness, for more information.

Don't miss these fun kindness events:

  • “Kindness Kickoff” Benefit Concert on Monday, November 14th from 7-8 PM in at the SCERA in Room 201.
  • "Circle of Kindness" on Saturday, November 19th from 7-9 PM at the Orem Family Fitness Center.

Voting Information

  • Ballot Drop Boxes are located at the North and South ends of the Orem City Center @ 56 N State Street
  • After filling out your ballot, seal it in the envelope, sign the appropriate spaces and drop it off
  • If mailed, ballots MUST be postmarked no later than Monday, November 7th
  • Dropped off ballots will be accepted until the close of election day, Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 
  • For more information on the elections click here 

Come enjoy the original Dickens Carolers along with a FREE donut and hot chocolate as we kick off the holiday season in Orem and turn on the spectacular light display.

The program will start at 6pm and will feature the Timpanogos Bell Ringers, Mero the Mammoth, and Santa coming in on a fire truck. Stay and chat with Santa inside Library Hall.

Special thanks to Rocky Mountain Care, Rocky Mountain Power, Walker Sanderson Funeral Home and the SCERA for their generous support of this fun family event. 

Library Programs & Events

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with us on Saturday, November 5, at Library Hall with Mexican music, art, dance, and activities!

Other noteworthy library events include Go, Dog! Go performed by BYU Young Company on Monday, November 28, and Media Day on Friday, November 4, a day-long event of movies, games, and giveaways celebrating the famous Orem Library media collection, ranked #1 in the state of Utah.

The library will be closed all day Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, for Thanksgiving.

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The City of Orem is Hiring

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

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