PLEASANT GROVE CITY DECLARATION FOR CANDIDACY 2017 ELECTIONS

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Guy Fugal Life-time resident Pleasant Grove City. Education: Snow College, Utah Valley University. Occupation: Contractor. Chairman Niels Fugal Sons Company. Past Chairman of Associated General Contractors of Utah. Past President of the National Power and Communications Contractors Association. Military Service: Utah National Guard. Community Service: 19 years Alpine School District Board of Education, President and Vice President.12 years Utah High School Activity Association. 2 years Pleasant Grove City Planning Commission. 20 years Volunteer Firefighter. 5 years EMT. Currently serving on Pleasant Grove City Public Safety Building Committee. Platform: Build unity in our city. Find a solution to fund our 20-year road improvement plan. Overseeing completion of the Public Safety Buildings. Being an advocate for our citizens and city employees. Continue our economic development and to increase our tax base. Continue to build volunteerism. Cell: 801-592-4422 Email: 

Cyd LeMone Serving as an elected leader since 2012, Cyd LeMone has gained the knowledge, experience and dedication required to hold the Mayoral office. Cyd has worked together with residents through the toughest issues Pleasant Grove has faced including the passing of the Public Safety Building, working to implement a road fee, reducing high density housing and attracting quality businesses to improve our much needed tax base. Her voting record on these issues proves she is truly focused on important decisions that affect our families. As a lifelong resident, Cyd appreciates our history and traditions, understanding where we have been and how to move us forward. Her city leadership experience over the past five years, knowledge of the details in how Pleasant Grove operates and her ability to communicate with the citizens more than qualifies Cyd for this position. From managing a balanced budget to economic development, Cyd has proven to be an engaged, effective and proactive leader. Cyd and her husband Ryan are raising their three boys in hopes that one day they will choose to make Pleasant Grove their home. Cyd has prepared herself to be the voice of our community as Mayor for families now and in the future. Cell: 801-318-2856 E-mail:  Website: http://www.cyd4mayor.com : Fb: Cyd 4 PG Mayor

city-council-candidates-2017Carrie Hammond Carrie Hammond was born and raised in Salt Lake City, raised her family in West Valley City, and has made her home in Pleasant Grove with her husband for the past nine years. She has enjoyed a career in healthcare as a medical assistant and allied health educator and allied health program administrator. Carrie enjoys gardening, spending time with family and pets. Witnessing the growth happening in Pleasant Grove City, Carrie has become passionate about the need to strive for balance among the needs and desires of residents, commercial growth, in an environmental responsibility. Carrie hopes to be able to improve communication between all interested parties, and provide a voice for residents in a non-partisan manner. Growth is inevitable but peaceful coexistence can be achieved when needs are addressed. With growth come the challenges of providing infrastructure, emergency services, public venues, and green spaces, while preserving our heritage and quality of life for residents. Cell: 801-874-0139 Email:

Roy F. Spindler I am officially withdrawing from the City Council race at this time. However, I thank you for the opportunity it has afforded me to better understand the process and I look forward to running again in the future. Roy Spindler

Ben Stanley As a current Councilman, president of the Utah County Rotary Club, graduate magna cum laude from the BYU Law School, and one who has actively participated in Pleasant Grove's Council; Library Board; Arts Commission, Citizen Police Academy; Finance Academy; Police, Fire, and Recreation departments; Chamber of Commerce; Founder of the Pleasant Grove Ambassadors to Business; Historic Preservation Commission; Downtown Advisory Board; Neighborhood Advisory Board; and much more, Ben Stanley asks for your vote. Ben is Proven, Principled, and Professional. PROVEN: Ben has a stellar record on the council for representing the people, working toward real solutions, leading the discussion on fixing roads while keeping taxes and fees low. PRINCIPLED: Ben advocates for real transparency and accountability, and stands as a true champion for economic development, broadening the base, working cooperatively with city staff yet never forgetting his oath of office to the public who elected him. PROFESSIONAL: Ben is responsive, engaged, and respectful of all opinions, a rare and invaluable quality in city service; he brings unmatched business experience to the deliberations in council meetings. Please join us in re-electing Ben Stanley to Pleasant Grove's City Council, where he has served us so well these last four years. Visit VoteBen.com. Cell: 801-854-7268 Email: Fb: Ben-Stanley

Nathan Stoker When something mechanical breaks you evaluate how it operates, where the failure occurred, and why. You replace the broken pieces and make adjustments so it doesn't happen again. Our city is broken on several levels. We need leaders that will stop trying to present it as working and really look into what is going wrong, replace the pieces that are broken, and find ways make the adjustments so citizens can feel proud and confident in their city again. I love Pleasant Grove and I look forward to serving you; the citizens, as we actually fix the problems. This means putting roads as a top priority, increasing transparency, and establishing budgeting practices that will provide for stability and growth. It's time for plans, not promises! Cell: 801-319-6670 Email:

 

Jeffrey Butler My wife and our family were drawn to Pleasant Grove to build our home and raise our family 12 years ago and we have loved it ever since. We have enjoyed becoming more and more involved with the community as our children have grown and progressed from Elementary to Jr. High and High School. Pleasant Grove is a wonderful community with a great history of dedication and loyalty to being a home for it's residents. I am excited for the current opportunities for business and economic growth in the city to help fund the infrastructure, road, and administrative cost that we need to address now for the future stability of our Pleasant Grove community. As a financial advisor I have helped families and businesses plan for the best as well as prepare for the worst; but when all is said and done, if there is not enough income, no amount of cost cutting is sufficient to make those plans a reality. By promoting economic development and business growth, our sales tax dollars can go to work for our city and not our neighboring cities. Cell: 801-234-0499 Email:  FB: @JeffreyButlerforPGcitycouncil Web: http://www.Jeffrey4pg.city

Dianna N. Andersen Orrin and I moved to Pleasant Grove in 1991 and raised our 7 children here. My family loves serving, working, playing and growing in PG. We own a business in town. I have many relationships in the Utah business community that have helped with my "Pleasant Grove is OPEN FOR BUSINESS" vision. I voted YES to key real estate developments that will bring needed revenue. I often share, with potential developers how wonderful Pleasant Grove is and that it is a great place to Live, Work, Shop and Play. Sales tax dollars to PG City have increased 29% during my four years. I support the current departments and services that we value as a community. I enjoy the process of solving problems, your concerns and opinions matter. I want solutions that will be best for Pleasant Grove in the long run. Boards, Commissions and Awards: Current City Council member, Planning Commission, Strawberry Days Association, Library Board, Chamber of Commerce Board, Beautification Board. Corporate Alliance CARMA Award Winner and Chamber of Commerce Award winner. I love Pleasant Grove and would love to serve the citizens for 4 MORE YEARS. Pleasant Grove is a Great Place to Grow. Cell: 801-318-7894 Email: Website: Www.diannaandersen.com Fb: Dianna Andersen

Blaine Thatcher Living in Pleasant Grove for 25 years, Blaine and his wife Amy have raised their three children here. He served as Discovery Park treasurer, help build the park as a volunteer and currently serves as a Utah County Planning Commissioner. Blaine has been involved in the city for years attending council meetings, studying city financial statements and participating in our process of city government. Blaine has been vocal on key issues like public safety building bonds, economic development, city taxation and spending. Blaine has been a leader in the fight to reduce the cost of our public safety building needs. Blaine graduated from the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University and has worked for 32 years in the accounting field. Blaine owns his own accounting practice and helps businesses develop accounting systems to produce information for good management decision making. Blaine has helped numerous businesses control costs and successfully plan to meet growth needs. Fixing our roads/infrastructure while keeping our current city services is possible. We need representatives that believe it can be done and will adhere to principle in making it happen. Our city needs leadership. Join us in bringing principled, qualified leadership to Pleasant Grove. Email: Website: VoteBlaine.com

Eric Taylor Eric is married with 4 children and has been a PG resident for just under 10 years. He loves the small town charm, and the beautiful trees that make the city feel like a hidden gem in the bustle of Utah County. Over the years, Eric has seen the community change and grow. As with everything in life, change brings challenges. There are many issues facing Pleasant Grove right now and our city is divided. We need to heal that divide, and work together as a community to solve these issues. Visit the issues page on his website https://taylor4pg.com/issues/ for more information on some of the problems facing Pleasant Grove currently. Alternately, you can visit his Facebook page at fb.me/taylor4pg and join the discussion. The people of Pleasant Grove need a voice on the Council that will work with them, and represent the views of all citizens, and not just a few. A voice that will fight for a more beautiful, more pleasant, Pleasant Grove. Eric Taylor can be that voice. Cell: 801-899-6101 Email: Website: http://Taylor4pg.com  Fb.me/taylor4pg

Todd Williams We live in a great place!! However, Pleasant Grove needs further economic development to help fund our roads, pay for our city services, and to build a solid funding solution for our city. We have an opportunity to capitalize on economic development that is occurring in our neighboring cities and find ways to welcome businesses to "Come to PG". Over the past 25 years I have worked with business all over the world to build income models and reduce expenses. My experience will help guide the City Council to make hard decisions that will enable our city to build revenue and eliminate unnecessary expenses. I know that as we work together we can make a better city. Cell: 385-515-8088 Email: Website: Todd4pg.com Fb: Toddwilliams4pgcouncil