Mayor's Corner 12/21/2017

Dear Friends:

Merry Christmas!  I have much to be thankful for this year.  This is a time in my political life that is very sweet, and it’s not for any of the reasons that you probably think.  It’s just so great to be able to shake hands or express my appreciation to residents without worrying that someone might feel that I’m campaigning for their vote.

During the election campaign season which, by the way, seems to last for six months, all things are perceived to revolve around politics.  I don’t like that feeling.  My motives are, and always have been to do what’s best for Richfield.

Since we’re in that sweet time, I’ll hurry and share a few things that are on my mind.  First, look out for your pets during this cold time of the year.  Whether they’re outside or inside, make sure they have some shelter.  A friend recently suggested to me that if each of us spent one night outside with our pets, we’d quickly make some changes in our accommodations for them.   

Second, we all have neighbors or acquaintances whose families are far away.  They don’t have visitors, and seldom have someone say that they are loved.  Tell them that you care and you love them.  You do, don’t you?

Next, please attend the Christmas Carol Processional event on the City Park this Saturday.  Converge on the park from all directions at 7:00 p.m.  Song lyrics are posted at richfielcity.com or copies are available at our office.  Bring your friends and some hot chocolate.  A candle light would also be great.  Hopefully, a community tradition will be started.

Finally and above all, may you buckle up, drive safely and have a Happy Christmas.  May God bless you every one.

Mayor David Ogden

Mayors Corner

  • Mayor's Corner 10/11/2018

    Dear Friends: Election season is fast approaching.  We’re not electing city officials this year, but you’ll have the opportunity to vote for county, state and federal officials over the next few weeks.  This year in Utah, the election of officials seems to be taking a back seat to ballot issues like Our Schools Now, medical marijuana, expanded Medicaid, and redistricting.  Study these issues and make informed choices. One very important local issue will appear on Richfield residents’ ballots.  It’s...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 09/13/2018

    Dear Friends: This is a most beautiful time of year. You may notice a lot of visitors in town over the next week or so. It’s the annual Rocky Mountain ATV/UTV Jamboree! Dozens of volunteers will help insure that all will have a great time. Each of us will interact with our visitors in some way. My greatest hope is that it will be a safe week. To that end, Intermountain Life Flight will be landing at the fairgrounds on Monday morning. They will be working with hospital professionals during the week...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 09/06/2018

    Dear Friends: I had all kinds of things to write about this week; the very successful Trail Days celebration, a new effort to clean up neighborhoods and to make our city more beautiful; a plan to rid the community’s light and power poles of florescent yard sale posters, and many more ideas floating around in my mind. Then, we had a tragedy that puts everything into perspective.  The national epidemic of teen suicide hit home in our own community.  I feel it’s my duty to try to help in some way. I...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 08/30/2018

    Dear Friends: Do you realize how many visitors we have passing through our valley every day? My experience this summer with our new visitor center has been enlightening. We have people from all over the world stopping to see us. And it’s not just at the visitor center. They’re staying in our hotels, eating at our restaurants, and shopping in our stores! Last week, some folks from a little island in the Bering Strait in Alaska stopped by. Now that’s remote.  Meeting people from all over the...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 08/23/2018

    Dear Friends: Our inaugural Trail Days is here! Our great new festival is this Friday and Saturday, with headquarters at the city park and events taking place throughout the valley and beyond. Dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteers have planned and worked very hard to bring this dream to fruition.  We know it’s going to be great, and we expect it to grow and improve each year going forward.  One of my assignments has been making arrangements to get some very talented Native American Dancers to...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 08/16/2018

    Dear Friends: Throughout time, a lot has been written about being on the right trail or path. We’re often warned of all the problems with choosing “a dangerous path.” At the same time the world is shouting that we should be independent and choose our own way. Parents, teachers, coaches and leaders of every stripe are doing all within their power to help us choose the right path. Then along comes someone who simply says, “try this, or wear that, or comb your hair this way”, and suddenly all the...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 08/09/18

    Dear Friends: It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year: County Fair Week!  There’s such a great variety of events happening, and I sure hope that all of you have or will participate in some way.  I plan on being at the fairgrounds as much as possible.  The county fair celebrates our culture and talent, and it gives us all the opportunity to come together for a week of food, entertainment and fun! It’s hard to believe, but school starts next week!  We’ve been painting crosswalks and making other...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 08/02/18

    Dear Friends: We love our children.  If you’re like me, it’s easy and natural to also love those who are brought into our families by birth, marriage or special friendships. Automatically loving our children’s dogs, however, has sometimes been a stretch for me. This year I was elected by She Who Shall Not Be Namedto tell our children that family love and acceptance does not extend to FightO and HeatO.  To soften the blow, I told them that we would make arrangements for a special “doggie...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 07/26/18

    Dear Friends: What is a community?  In a very general sense, a community is a group of individuals connected by one or more attributes.  It can center around interests, beliefs, geography, or any other common thread. Usually when I talk about community, my first thought is the place I live.  Richfield is my community, and I love it!  But why do we live in communities?  There are many practical reasons.  Communities bring together resources that go far beyond what most individuals can provide on...

    Read more: Mayor's...

  • Mayor's Corner 07/19/2018

    Dear Friends: This week I’d like to share a few random thoughts with you.  I’ve started going back to the swimming pool, and it is delightful!  Mornings are just right for me, with music from the 60s and a friendly, helpful staff.  We have easy access into the water and you can do laps, walk and talk, or just listen to timeless classics over the sound system. I invite you to try it for a week.  You’ll get hooked on a healthy way to start your day! Summer is in full swing, and the heat has been...

    Read more: Mayor's...

Richfield City Corp

75 East Center

435.896.6439