Mayor's Corner 02/22/2018

Dear Friends:

Have you noticed how busy Richfield’s been lately, particularly on the weekends?  Have you gone to a crowded restaurant or noticed that our hotels with parking lots full of cars and buses?

Winter used to be a time when things really slowed down, but that’s changed thanks to the community jewel we call the Sevier Valley Center (SVC).  For the last month or so, wrestling tournaments have brought literally thousands of visitors to Richfield.

The Beehive Brawl drew wrestlers and their families from throughout Utah and surrounding states.  We also hosted several other large tournaments including the State 1A and 2A Tourneys two weekends ago.  Interspersed with these events, the SVC was home to a drill team competition, a marriage conference, and a circus; all of which brought folks to our town.

More great events are on tap.  The State 2A Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments start today and go through the weekend.  Next Wednesday through Saturday brings the State 1A Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments.

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of these events and of the SVC to our area economy.  The money spent by our visitors doesn’t just benefit the businesses they frequent.  It allows those businesses to stay open, to pay their employees, and to make improvements.  Those business owners and their employees spend their profits and earnings at other businesses in our community.  The city benefits from increased sales tax collections which allow us to make community improvements.  The ripple effect is enormous.

It’s often easy to spot our visitors, particularly when they’re here for sporting events.  They’re the ones wearing Bryce Valley sweatshirts or Duchesne baseball caps.  When you see these visitors in our stores or on the street, say “Welcome to Richfield.”  Ask them how they like our community.  Thank them for being here.  The more we welcome them, the more they’ll want to come back!

Mayor David Ogden

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