It was a true pleasure to be in scenic Hildale, UT, with Mayor Jessop and Councilman Barlow. Hildale’s complex history and culture make their stewardship all the more weighty and timely. I better understand how critical this time is for the Hildale community, and applaud their persistent efforts to unite and rebuild their beloved community.
We drove around Apple Valley, UT, with Mayor Mason Walters. It’s a charming small town with stunning views and–wow!–she loves her community! I appreciated her candor about the importance of elected officials representing the will of residents and what that stewardship means. It’s undoubtedly a wonderful time to be in gorgeous Apple Valley!
It was an honor to meet Mayor Rosenburg on my #WalkAMile tour in Santa Clara, UT, a city with a bright future. I was especially impressed by Mayor Rosenburg’s undeniable expertise as a civil engineer and how that truly benefited his community in the past floods and now during the drought.
I recently visited New Harmony, UT, a town with classic values and an enviable way of life. I so often find the town clerk knows everyone and everything—and Doneva certainly does! She helped me understand the unique challenges New Harmony faces when it comes to growth and development, and the need for federal advocacy on things like fire reparations, the Post Office and term limits. If you want a great taste of this community, don’t miss Apple Days!
On my #WalkAMile tour, I had the pleasure of meeting David and Heidi in Kanarraville, UT. They helped me better understand how water, affordable housing and workforce issues impact Kanarraville’s vision and growth. They have meaningful experience with those issues, and I share their enthusiasm for Kanarraville’s future.
Paragonah is a scenic, close-knit town. It was wonderful to meet with Mayor Robinson, who helped me understand the unique challenges Paragonah faces when it comes to planning, growth and development, and the need for local control with minimal federal intrusion. One size clearly doesn’t fit all when it comes to state and federal regulations.
In Charleston, UT I visited Probst Farm where I met with father/son business owners Alan and Kam Brown, who make amazing syrup! I will think of them every time I’m in Costco getting a Kodiak Cakes product. They have seen several changes in Heber Valley over the years, and I appreciated their insight about both trust and independence from DC, with too much bureaucracy involved with something as classic as farm conservation.
It was a pleasure to #WalkAMile in Plain City, UT with Mayor Jon Beesley—a fifth generation Plain City native whose love for the city shines through. Plain City is home to the largest all-breed dairy show in the state (Dairy Days) and to many incredible Utahns as well. I can’t wait to come back to this community!
In Enoch, UT I was joined for my #WalkAMile by City Manager Rob Dotson. (Thank you for braving the elements with me, Rob!) It was a delight to meet with him, learn more about beautiful Enoch, and hear insights about this growing community and the challenges and opportunities that come with that.
For my #WalkAMile in Kamas, UT I met with Mayor Matt McCormick and learned more about his hard work on complex issues such as smart growth, water infrastructure, and police and teacher shortages. He is clearly making an enormous difference! I look forward to being back in Kamas soon to visit residents and garner support to bring productivity and civility back to Washington, D.C.