It’s Election Time! Please Vote!
Canyon residents should have received their SL County ballot-by-mail. Completed ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov 6. Voters may also drop off completed ballots or vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday November 7, from 7 AM – 8 PM at the Fire Station (5025 E Emigration Canyon Rd). Voters will select two Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council Members At Large, one Emigration Improvement District Board of Trustees Member, and “For” or “Against” the Granite School District Bond.
Another important election will be held at the Fire Station that day, to select Emigration Canyon Community Council (ECCC) council members for the 2018-2020 term. This is separate from the official SL County election. ECCC Elections Officer Steve Borst will officiate this election alongside the SL County election. Six seats are up for ECCC election, with each voter selecting up to six candidates including write-ins. Candidate statements are below.
Your VOICE counts, and the Council needs the community feed- back. So, please come to the Fire Station on Tuesday, November 7 to cast your vote for YOUR community council members.
- Dan Anderson moved to the canyon in 2015, where he lives on the main canyon road with his wife, one kid, and one energetic dog. Both Dan and his wife grew up in very rural settings (West Virginia and Illinois), so the peacefulness and privacy the canyon offers made them feel right at home here. He joined the Emigration Community Council early in 2017 when a vacancy opened. Dan is passionate about working with communication businesses and our local government to get reliable high speed internet to all canyon residents. Dan is also interested in working with canyon residents and local government to expand the trail system within the canyon so he has more areas to hike with his family and dog.
- Gary Bowen moved into the Canyon in 2005, when he became a member of Emigration Canyon’s Community Council. His home is a rebuild of his Grandparents summer home on Emigra- tion Canyon Creek. He is a strong advocate of maintaining our Canyon’s rural village environment. He regularly attends meetings in Salt Lake City lobbying city, county and state officials on behalf of Emigration Canyon. He is regularly contacted by Canyon residents to go with them to work out problems they have encountered with our local government officials on code and regulatory problems unique to our Canyon. Gary says, “Elect me and I will continue to be your pro bono lobbyist whether it is a personal problem or an issue affecting our unique Canyon environment.”
- Kate Miyagi joined the Emigration Canyon Community Council last fall and has been serving as ECCC Secretary since January. Kate lives in Pinecrest with her husband, two kids, two dogs, cat, and 13 chickens. She is currently board president of the Pinecrest Service Association and previously served on the board of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since joining the Community Council, she has launched a new website and email list, and manages social media pages for the ECCC. The new website contains useful resources for new canyon residents as well as timely announcements. She hopes everyone in the canyon signs up for the electronic newsletter, since the ECCC is moving away from sending paper newsletters. You can sign up by going to http://www.emigrationcanyon.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Suzanne Plumb accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Emigration Community Council, following the resignation of a prior member. Suzanne has lived in the canyon for 27 years and is very knowledgeable about the diverse issues that face the canyon community. Suzanne is recently retired from from the VA Medical Center and the University of Utah. Her work involved research in Addiction and Cognitive Impairment. She was also a cognitive therapist working with Traumatic Brain Injury. Suzanne has served on the SL County Drug and Alcohol Allocation Committee both as a member and chairperson and was a 20 year representative and correspondent on the United Nations World Conferences for Women: Equality, Development and Peace. Because of her work and life experiences Suzanne is passionate about representing all canyon residents and will work to maintain the integrity and beauty of Emigration Canyon.
- Lisa Schneider felt immediately at home when she moved to Emigration Canyon with her husband Steve (Moore) and their son Logan in 2007. She has served as board president for the Pinecrest Service Association and collaborated with neighbors to establish and facilitate a communi- cations platform (Nextdoor) for Pinecrest. In June 2017 Lisa accepted an invitation to fill an ECCC vacancy and is eager to continue serving as a council member to focus on concerns such as road safety, wildfire risk, invasive plants, and development/growth. With over 20 years of leadership experience in strategic planning, financial management and multi-sector partnership development in business, public health and community development, Lisa is motivated by opportunities to collaboratively, sensibly, and creatively solve problems. She values smart resource stewardship, constructive dialogue, and empowering people and communities. Lisa is a Financial Advisor with Raymond James & Associates, Private Client Group and is a member of the Utah Planned Giving Roundtable, Utah Nonprofits Association, and Intermountain Acoustic Music Association.