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Mayor's Corner 01/28/2016

Dear Friends:

 I enjoy reading a good book.  It gives me the opportunity to look at all kinds of things from new perspectives.
 
Late last week I purchased a new book, “Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt” by Patrick Q. Mason.  I planned to use it as my wind-down reading at bedtime --- twenty or thirty minutes each night for a few weeks.  After fast-forwarding through a Utah Jazz game and quickly perusing a couple of news programs, I settled in for my quick bedtime reading.  You know what they say about man’s best-laid plans.  I couldn't put it down.  Instead of winding down, I found myself reading far into the early morning. Read more ...

Mayor's Corner 01/21/2016

Dear Friends:

Life is so interesting. I am recognized by so many nowadays as I plod around on unsteady legs. It comes, I suppose, from frequently having my picture in this newspaper.  Recognition is a good thing, mostly.  Usually folks are very gracious. I am not very smart, but I’m smart enough not to inhale it. I know that pride is a great stumbling block and I’m determined that it won't be mine.
 
When it comes to creating a great community, we’re all in this together.  I’m determined to make a difference, whether it’s by speaking softly or by shouting from the rooftops; whatever it takes to benefit us all.  Today’s topic needs to be shouted! Read more ...

Mayor's Corner 01/14/2016

Dear Friends:

Now that the first two weeks of the New Year are in the books, the natural tendency is to put this “resolution stuff” behind us and revert to the day-to-day grind.  But that’s no way to think, especially for the Mayor of a great place like Richfield!  Therefore, I am resolved to do some things this year that really need doing.
 
Setting appropriate goals can be compared to a rubber band.  When a rubber band sits dormant it becomes brittle, and it breaks as soon as it’s tested.  Likewise, even a brand new, flexible rubber band will snap if stretched too far, due to too much pressure and tension. Read more ...