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Following an extensive recruitment effort, the Provo City Council has given unanimous advice and consent to appoint Scott Bunker as its new director of public power. This appointment marks a significant milestone in Provo City Power's ongoing commitment to providing reliable and efficient energy services to the community.



Scott Bunker brings more than 30 years of leadership experience with Provo City Power. He began his career as a utility forester, later serving as city forester, and has been the assistant energy director since 2013. In these roles, Bunker has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep understanding of the energy sector. His extensive experience also includes serving on several boards and commissions, such as the Intermountain Power Superintendents Association (IPSA), where he has been instrumental in shaping regional energy policies and practices.


Bunker was born in Denver and raised in Lyons, Colorado, where he graduated from high school. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University before completing his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. Bunker's academic background has equipped him with a strong foundation in management principles and public administration, which he has effectively applied throughout his career.

 

Bunker has been married to his wife, Dawn, for 30 years, and they are the proud parents of four daughters, one son, and two granddaughters. His family has been a source of inspiration and support throughout his career, and he credits them with helping him achieve his professional goals.


Provo City is a thriving and successful community experiencing remarkable progress. To maintain our trajectory and realize our forward-looking vision, having a seasoned leader as our public power director is essential. Scott’s extensive experience, combined with his passion for public service, makes him the ideal candidate to lead Provo City Power. We are confident that under his leadership, Provo City Power will continue to excel and set new benchmarks in the public power industry.


Bunker’s appointment is expected to bring a renewed focus on innovation, sustainability, and community engagement. His leadership will guide Provo City Power through the challenges and opportunities of the future, ensuring that the utility continues to meet the evolving needs of its customers while maintaining the highest standards of service.


The Provo City Council and the entire Provo City Power team are excited to welcome Scott Bunker as the new director of public power. His vision and dedication will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success and growth of Provo City Power.

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I am thrilled to invite you all to join me for my upcoming event series, Popsicles in the Park! This summer, we are celebrating our community spirit and the beautiful parks that make our city so special. These events are part of our four-month countdown to the much-anticipated grand opening of the Epic Regional Sports Park.



Popsicles in the Park will showcase just a few of our 57 wonderful parks and will be an unforgettable summer experience for everyone. It's the perfect opportunity to create memories, forge new friendships, and strengthen the bonds that make our community so vibrant. At each event, you can look forward to music, free activities, exciting giveaways, and, of course, delicious popsicles! These gatherings are designed to bring our community together in a fun and engaging way, celebrating the parks that we all cherish.


Mark your calendars and RSVP to an event below! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors along for a wonderful summer celebration. Let's come together to enjoy the best of Provo's parks and build a stronger, more connected community. I can't wait to see you all there!

Spring Creek Park


Unlimited Play Center

Quail Orchard Park

Epic Regional Sports Park

  • Grand Opening: To be Announced


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Provo City will once again host the renowned Freedom Festival, packed with a remarkable lineup of events. I Invite each and every one of you to come and experience the patriotic spirit that fills our city during the Freedom Festival. It is a wonderful way to connect with your neighbors, friends, and family, and to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy in our beautiful nation.


Stadium of Fire

What goes together better than birds of a feather? This July 4th, it’s none other than Jonas Brothers and Stadium of Fire! Guests will not only enjoy incredible music and patriotism, but also the nation’s largest stadium fireworks spectacle, a thrilling flyover by F-35 jets from Utah’s Hill Air Force Base, the exciting arrival of the Rockwell Uncommon Skydive Team and rousing tributes to military and civilian heroes. As an added attraction, the 300-member Las Vegas-based Zion’s Youth Symphony & Chorus will make their first-ever Stadium of Fire appearance.


Ride UVX Don't miss the FREE UVX ride to the ultimate Fourth of July celebration at LaVell Edwards Stadium! Avoid the hassle of traffic and parking. Let the UVX take you to the Stadium of Fire for an electrifying evening of fireworks and entertainment! Bus Schedule: Return Time: Last UVX buses 12:29 a.m. (to Provo) and 12:35 a.m. (to Orem). Please note that the FrontRunner train will already be gone by that time. Learn more: https://www.rideuta.com/sof


Grand Parade

Start your Fourth of July morning with the largest parade of its kind in the Western United States. Join us at 9:00 AM for a vibrant celebration of God, freedom, family, and country, showcasing marching bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, equestrian entries, and performances by local and national talent. We will be honoring our military and first responders with special parade entries.



Please remember that spectators may stake out their claim to a spot along University Avenue no earlier than July 3, at 3:00 PM per Provo City Ordinance. All other portions of the parade route can not be claimed or reserved until July 4, at 5:00 AM. This includes trying to “reserve or occupy, or attempt to claim, reserve or occupy, either in person or by the placement of ropes, tents, chairs, sleeping bags, blankets, or other devices or barriers, any public property as a position for observing [the] public parade” (SECTION 9.14.220).


All motor vehicles located on the parade route must be moved prior to 8:00 PM on July 3, 2023 or “shall be considered a public nuisance and may be towed from the public street”. Please note that in order to reserve a spot on the parade route at least one person must be present. Any items left unattended may be moved. Portable toilets will be located every other block along the parade route.


Balloon Fest

Experience the beauty and majesty of hot air balloons at our ever-popular Balloon Fest. Each morning on July 4th, 5th, and 6th, from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM, you can witness around 25 of these enchanting giants take to the skies. Be sure to arrive at Fox Field by 6:00 AM to watch the balloons inflate!



Don't miss the "Balloon Glow" on Friday, July 5th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Here, you'll see top pilots from around the nation competing in the thrilling Hare and Hound competition and unique jousting events.


Freedom Days

Wednesday, July 3 through Friday, July 5, Downtown Provo will be buzzing with Freedom Days, a 3-day event filled with mouth-watering treats from our food vendors and unique items from local craftsmen. There will also be a wide selection of musical genres to enjoy live. The booths will be open at different times each day: July 3

Vendors: 4pm – 10pm

Carnival: 4pm – 11pm


July 4 Vendors: 10am – 10pm Carnival: 10am – 11pm


July 5 Vendors: 10am – 8pm Carnival: 10am – 11pm


For more information about these events, please visit freedomfestival.org.

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