Notice of ECCC Election

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 or by emailing
  • 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.

Fire Prevention Week – October 8-14, 2017

An announcement from Unified Fire Authority for Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14

Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

Here are a few resources to help you plan your escape routes in the event of a fire.


Safety Tips

  • MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • KNOW at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • HAVE an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • PRACTICE using different ways out.
  • TEACH children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • CLOSE doors behind you as you leave.


  • If the smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people or pets.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  • CALL the fire department from outside your home.


  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • According to an NFPA survey, only one of every three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
  • While 71% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 47% of those have practiced it.
  • One-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!


Upcoming Public Meetings

The Emigration Canyon Community Council holds its regular meetings the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 PM, at the Emigration Canyon Fire Station (UFA Station 119, 5025 Emigration Canyon Rd).

The Emigration Canyon Metro Township Council holds its regular meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the fire station. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours before each meeting, on the fire station door as well as at:  Currently the option to subscribe is not working but we will update this page if we become aware that the issue has been fixed.

The Municipal Services District holds monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Salt Lake County Government Center, Room N-2-800, 2001 South State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84114 at 6:00 PM. These meetings are posted here:

The Emigration Improvement District Board of Trustees generally meet the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the fire station.  Check for up-to-date information. These meetings are posted here:

Reverse 911

Register your cell phone for “Reverse 911” so emergency responders can reach you. Go to for information, or to sign up.