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  • Writer's pictureMichelle

When I became Provo’s 45th and first female mayor, I felt compelled to help pave the way for more women to have a voice in their community. Women’s Day is one of my favorite events because we take time to honor the individuality and strength of our Utah County women.

Provo Women’s Day started as an initiative to enhance the visibility of women, promote leadership opportunities in the community and provide resources for women to help one another. It is a day of inspiration for women, by women.

Each year it grows in popularity, with our luncheon selling out within a week this year. The Women’s Day luncheon will be livestreamed on Provo City’s Facebook page for those unable to purchase a ticket but still want to participate.

Luncheon guest speakers include Jess Toolson, co-founder of Mixhers; Momi Tu’ua, the first female principal at Timpview High School; Jenna Jarvis, founder of Vulnerability is Cool; India Blue Severe, co-founder of Lonely Ghost; and Dr. Kelly Wosnik, owner of Bristol Health.

This year’s theme of ‘Happiness Through Hope and Healing’ is both timely and necessary. After the COVID-19 pandemic, a Utah State University study found that women’s health was disproportionally impacted, with nearly one-third of respondents identifying mental health as a concern.

Each one of us is going through our own personal battles, but there is hope and healing as we all support each other on our journey to happiness!

And don't forget, we still have a full schedule of events for March 4th. Visit and sign up to a program that speaks to you!

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  • Writer's pictureMichelle

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

In 1972, Provo City built its first modern city hall to serve a population of 55,000 residents. Fifty years later, the once state of the art building no longer met resident needs and is now being demolished to make way for future development.

A-1 Abatement has begun the three-month process of asbestos abatement and demolition of the site to grade. Today, I took the first swing to begin the work, expected to last through May 2023.

The old Provo City Center (located at 351 W. Center Street) had 63,790 square feet of office and functional space. With city growth, space limitations forced operations to move into other new, remodeled, or leased spaces including the community development department, many public works functions, parks and recreation, and police.

The tearing down of Provo’s old City Center is the final step in moving forward with our visionary redevelopment of downtown Provo. We now begin the process of determining the ‘best and highest use’ of this land for our citizens by rebuilding Fire Station 1 as the first phase of our efforts.

In November 2018, Provo citizens voted for a $69 million bond to replace the structurally failing city hall and police station, in addition to building Fire Station 2, the first new fire station built in 20 years. The new five story, 204,000 square foot building Provo City Hall and public safety headquarters opened July 2, 2022.

The redevelopment of the old Provo City Center creates a legacy opportunity for Provo City to double down on our commitment to downtown. The demolition is the first step in clearing the slate so we can start fresh.

As the second oldest city in Utah, Provo’s downtown truly is the heart of our community. Although we have discussed the future of this property with many developers, it is critical we now take the time to plan and prepare so we maximize the potential of this unique piece of property.

As the market struggles with rising construction costs and interest rates, we will be planning and searching for the right opportunity, the right partner, and the right time for this redevelopment effort. We recognize the planning efforts that have taken place for this property in the past and we plan to build on those efforts to make sure what we build contributes to the stabilization of downtown Provo.

With planning for the entire site still underway, Provo City is excited to announce that Fire Station 1 will be a crucial part of the redevelopment. “The Provo downtown is one of the fastest growing areas of the city. With the addition of thousands of residents, and many more planned, strengthening our fire and emergency medical services in this area is critical. We are excited that this Important project is under way,” said Provo Fire Chief James Miguel.

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  • Writer's pictureMichelle

Provo Women's Day is on Saturday, March 4, 2023. I'm so excited to reveal this year's theme, Happiness Through Hope + Healing.

More than ever before, our emotional health as women is critical to being able to not just get through or endure the responsibilities of a myriad of life roles but be able to flourish and thrive. Challenges related to things like stress, exhaustion, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, and the feeling of not being good enough can halt our positive growth and development. Let’s find happiness through hope and healing and share insights that can help women move from enduring to thriving.

Provo Women's Day Luncheon

Meet women who are changing the face of our community, our world, and our future with their passions, contributions, and personal and professional projects. Each participant will receive a swag bag with amazing goodies from our event sponsors, a catered lunch from Marvelous Catering, Sound Bath Meditation by The Zen Spot, and photo-op opportunities with our amazing speakers. This event will culminate with a Luncheon and a Trailblazer Award Ceremony honoring an exceptional woman in our community.

Please get your tickets here! Tickets for the event sell out every year because of limited seating.Tickets are $7 (valued at $100 thanks to our Sponsors). Our Speakers

After Party: Rave'N Dance

You're invited to attend the Provo Women's Day After Party - Rave'N Dance at Nevermore Academy! DJ Pebbles will be in the house along with tons of delightfully awful activities and fun! Get ready for dancing, Yetti-tini's, Ice Sculptures, Nevermore Photo-ops, and more! Channel your inner Wednesday Addams and wear black.

Grab your tickets now before they run out! Registration is $10/person.

And so much more!

We’ve partnered up with several Provo establishments and personalities to host a variety of events and activities to celebrate the occasion.

We've got Free Yoga Class at The Yoga Underground, a Ladies Bike Ride by the Provo Bicycle Collective touring the safest ways to get around Provo, Mommy & Me Activity class at Chrysalis Preschool, a Self-Love Workshop and a Self Care Hour at The Zen Spot and so much more!

You will find all the details for these engaging activities on the Provo Women’s Day website,

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