I’m a strong supporter of parks and recreation, including sports, arts events and cultural celebrations and feel that these activities significantly contribute to Clearfield as a community. I’m pleased that the Council has similar feelings and that we have been able to support these things that make Clearfield a great place to live.
I have been a member of the Parks and Rec Commission before my recent election and was the Chair of that Commission for two years. I believe that this group is under appreciated and have worked for them to gain respect among the other elected officials. I believe that my time on this commission is at least as valuable as other’s times on other City commissions.
The PARAT tax has been a great benefit to the City and its parks. I’ve helped guide the expenditure of those taxes (derived from sales taxes) towards new, large, and permanent acquisitions. I’ve been successful in helping change the minds of some towards how those funds should be used.
We need a strong advocate for parks and recreation on the Council and no one has a more thorough history with this topic than me.
The City offers a great many activities. I’ve tried to be a part of them and participate when I can. At the least, I help ensure that adequate funding is in place. Included in this are things like
Please help me support these community events. I know them and know the people involved and can help make sure that they are adequately supported.
We have great recreation programs that need to be supported.
There have been some concerns with the recreation programs of the City. The City Council has been united in directing city staff to ensure that sports teams and leaders focus upon the enjoyment of the game in a fair and safe way.
We need someone who has the knowledge and experience to make sure that sports continue and impact the youth and adults who participate in a positive way.
I’ve helped direct the expenses of PARAT taxes towards the following, which are a huge benefit to the City as a community:
I’ve worked to ensure that our prioritized list for PARAT tax expenses focuses on those items that benefit the greatest number of members of the community and avoid maintenance type of expenses that should be paid for by general funds.
Please support me so that I can continue supporting PARAT tax expenses that provide the highest value to the City.