By City Councilmember Sheldon Stewart
During these coming months, you will see many things start to take shape with the city’s strategic plan. The month of January each year is when the council is dedicated to review and development of this plan. The strategic plan is then used by city staff and the mayor to guide them during the budgeting process within the city. As a council, we have worked diligently to get this information out there for residents to see and hear. It is that reason that I would like to focus on what the council is doing to help get this out to our residents in a timely fashion. In this day and age of social media and digital communication, more and more of our residents are gravitating towards these electronic means to receive and communicate information with us as a city council, mayor and as a city altogether.
As a council, we have embraced this form of communication with each of us utilizing various means within this digital world to communicate. This commitment was re-emphasized when the council approved to add a full-time Communications Manager Angie Trammel. Since that time, she has established a presence for the city on Facebook, YouTube, and is managing our Twitter and webpage. As a council, along with Angie, we are rebuilding our webpage to enhance the user experience and expect to see a redesigned page in the coming months. As a council, we hope that we can encourage the use of these various mediums to communicate effectively with our residents. As a council, we have now also started including the recordings of the meetings, along with the approved meeting notes, on the public notice website, www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html
The city, as well as the mayor and council, each have pages where you can go out and see communications about what is happening in the city. Regardless of whether you are a member of a particular district or not, we encourage you to go out and like our pages. Each member has valued information and viewpoints on the issues we face. As a citizen, I would encourage you to go out and do just that by visiting each page and start following it by liking the page. This will help you gather information for each of our different perspectives. Below are the pages for each member of the council, the city, as well as the mayor:
Councilwoman Tricia Tingey District 2:
Councilman Paul Wayman District 3:
Councilman Trent Staggs District 4:
Councilman Brent Johnson District 5:
Over these coming years, we will continue to see growth and development happening at a rapid pace, and it is important for us as council members to be able to reach those we represent. As we move forward, we look forward to the opportunity to interact with you and to get information to each of you in the most efficient manner possible. I know as a council we are grateful for this opportunity to serve the members of our community, and from each of us we thank you for this opportunity to serve.