I was born at LDS Hospital, raised in Bountiful, have owned my Rose Park home since 1993, married in SL temple to my wife Brenda for 23 years, and my ancestors were here since the 1850s. BS Geology, University of Utah. Republican Legislative District 23 Chair for 12+ years.
Identify two key issues that you are concerned about. As a city council member, what specific actions will you take to address those issues?
1. I will do everything in my power to protect our environment. Our water supply, especially City Creek, must be protected from potential threats from pollution, overuse, and appropriation by entities other than Salt Lake City. I am also concerned about our air quality and threats from erosion, water pollution, as well as over building in potential earthquake and flood zones, especially in the proposed inland port and other areas west of Redwood Road. 2. We must also "back the blue" and defend our law enforcement officers so that they can return home safely to their families at the end of their shifts, secure in the knowledge that they have the backing of our civic leaders and of our community as a whole. Laws and ordinances should be kept as few as possible and easy to understand by the average citizen.
What is your background, and what motivated you to run
My family has been in Utah politics for many generations. I am a trained geologist. I understand the ground beneath us, the rocks around us, and the planet around us. I also fly with the Commemorative Air Force and understand airports, which is a large part of our district, as well as hotels, which I have worked in previously. I've also worked at the Salt Palace Convention Center for eight years and as a custodian at the LDS Church Office building. I've run my own business and understand how frustrating government regulations can be. I want freedom for everyone.
Identify an example where you had to make a choice between doing what was right and what was popular/politically expedient.
In May of 2020, a very large crowd of angry protestors, some of whom were vandalizing property, were attempting to breach the Utah State Capitol and provoke law enforcement officers. About 50 Utah Highway patrolman were able to guard only the south staircase. I saw what was happening and truly felt that if the protesters were allowed to continue it could be the end of democracy and the People's house here in Utah. I recruited five other civilians and we stood with the UHP for two hours while every insult in the book was shouted at us. We stood there attempting to calm the protestors down until curfew was called and 300 national guard troops arrived. They stood guard for about two weeks until average civilians and tourists could safely walk across the capitol grounds and onto the sacred stairsteps once again.
If you are elected, how will you engage with your constituents to know their needs/concerns?
My cell phone number is (801)295-5762. I will attend all city council meetings and continue the tradition of allowing citizens two minutes to speak. I would also like to establish a small SLC District 1 field office near 700 North and Redwood Road where residents could pay fines, apply for business licenses, pay city bills etc. without having to travel to downtown to the City and County building or other less convenient locations.
West View Media seeks a part time Executive Director. This unique opportunity will allow the right individual to create a position for themselves, and additional professional staff, with an established and well respected organization with extraordinary potential for growth and impact.
West View Media is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) community news organization that offers an authentic look into Salt Lake City’s west side through stories written primarily by community members. Currently published quarterly, The West View is mailed free of charge to over 22,000 homes and businesses throughout the Fairpark, Glendale, Rose Park, Westpointe, Jordan Meadows and Poplar Grove neighborhoods. West View Media also produces events, discussions and partnerships related to its community mission.
The West View has enthusiastic community support and a long history and is looking to expand their presence through a professional, paid staff. Currently, one volunteer acts as Managing Editor, overseeing the production of The West View newspaper, with a staff of writers, photographers, and other volunteers.
The primary function of the West View Media Executive Director is to oversee the management of the organization. They will:
Manage all aspects of West View Media’s external affairs including fundraising, resource development, communications and marketing, and community partnerships.
Manage all aspects of West View Media internal affairs: operational management of finances to meet all budgeted goals for contributed (and earned) income.
The ED will act as primary liaison to the board, providing reports as necessary to ensure the health and vitality of the organization.
The ED will work in partnership with the Managing Editor, board, staff, and volunteers to maintain and promote the excellence of West View Media.
The Executive Director position has been funded for six months with a $1000/per month stipend. Depending on organizational and fundraising development, this Executive Director position could transition to a regular paid position in the future.
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Full Job Description
Management and Operations
Manage and supervise staff by building a collaborative administrative team to execute West View Media's mission while providing strong, supportive and consistent leadership.
Oversee fiduciary management of organization by overseeing development of the annual budget and any special project or capital budgets, reviewing all financial and managerial reports, statements and other documents (contracts, agreements, leases, etc.)
Ensure the financial stability of West View Media by using strong financial and accounting controls, identifying and driving appropriate revenue strategies and responsibly managing West View Media budget.
Manage staff and oversee event management.
Oversee all fundraising activities including assistance in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors.
Work with the fundraising committee to identify, apply and manage grant applications and other fundraising opportunities
Oversee ad sales and ad sales staff or volunteers, including sales, invoicing and other management.
Work with committees, volunteers, board members and other parties to identify sources of revenue for the organization.
Build, maintain and nurture relationships with donors and vendors.
Establish and maintain strong relationships within the business, civic, and nonprofit communities that promote the work of the West View Media and the community.
Advocate for West View Media, the journalism community, and the economic impact of the organization with local, state and federal offices as necessary.
Manage email marketing and assist with social media content.
Act as the liaison to the board of directors, executive and fundraising committees of West View Media and provide reports, statements and other documents as needed to help the board exercise their legal duties to govern West View Media .
Oversee engagement of trustees in fundraising, marketing, public relations, community relations and advocacy efforts.
Manage business activities including but not limited to: selection, hiring, development, evaluation and coaching of administrative staff.
Collaborate with staff and volunteers to create and nurture the culture of West View Media.
Act as primary spokesperson for West View Media.
Other functions as directed by the board.
Has leadership and management experience in a nonprofit organization.
Values community journalism, civic engagement and advocacy for diverse communities.
Exhibits strong writing skills and some knowledge of community journalism.
Has experience in fundraising, management, operations and board relations.
Has demonstrated ability to foster and nurture relationships with donors, business leaders, nonprofit professionals, community and civic leaders, and other stakeholders.
Has demonstrated knowledge of operations, financial reporting, budgets, and nonprofit finance.
Has understanding of board governance and organizational management.
Located on the Jordan River trail in Fairpark, the Og-Woi People’s Orchard and Garden is a community collective experiment into whether food can be free, according to the organizers. The word “og-woi” is the Shoshone word for river, chosen because the project is located near the Jordan River on land that was stolen from the Ute and Shoshone tribes. Fruit trees, berry bushes, flowers, as well as garden beds of veggies are being planted and cared for by volunteers. In addition to providing nourishment to the body, these “guerilla gardeners” are also nourishing the environment and the community by modeling resiliency and caring. You can learn more at the Og-Woi Facebook group. Photos courtesy of the Og-Woi Collective
Longtime Glendale resident, Reed Riddle, gets the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Mountain America Expo Center. Vaccinations are free and will be available without age restrictions or medical qualifiers after April 1. For information, visit slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine. To schedule a vaccination, call 385-468-7469 or visit https://vaccinefinder.org. UTA is offering free fares on all transit modes to and from vaccination appointments through June 30. Riders must show an appointment confirmation when boarding. For information, call 801-RIDE-UTA.
Reed Riddle, residente de Glendale desde hace mucho tiempo, recibe la segunda dosis de la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech COVID en el Mountain America Expo Center en marzo. Las vacunas son gratuitas y estarán disponibles sin restricciones de edad ni requisitos médicos después del 1 de abril. Para obtener información, visite slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine.http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://slco.org/health/COVID-19/vaccine/&hl=en&sl=auto&tl=es&tbb=1&ie=utf-8
Para programar una cita para la vacuna, llame al 385-468-7469 o visite https://vaccinefinder.org. UTA ofrece tarifas gratuitas en todos los modos de transporte desde y hacia las citas de vacunación hasta el 30 de junio. Los pasajeros deben mostrar una confirmación de la cita al abordar. Para obtener información, llame al 801-RIDE-UTA.
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