• Michelle

Updated: Apr 1

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of my State of the City address. I am grateful to be joined by two incredible residents of Provo, Francine Bennion and Ginger Woolley. Today we celebrate the fact that Provo has always been forward looking.


And now a tribute to two living visionaries. In many ways their stories echo those of other Provo residents who caught a vision of what Provo could become and then helped others catch that vision. Not many Mayor awards have been issued in Provo but I am truly honored to present one today to each of these dynamic and forward looking women.


In conclusion, what is the state of our city? It is almost unbelievably good. Why? Because residents like Francine Bennion and Ginger Woolley have consistently chosen to look forward.

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  • Michelle

Updated: Apr 1

Public safety is always a top city priority. In today’s State of the City segment, I am joined by Fire Chief Jim Miguel and Police Chief Rich Ferguson to highlight the Provo Pillar of Safe & Sound. Press play to visit our beautiful new fire station on Canyon Road for Part 3 of my State of the City address.

Safe and Sound means that we can sleep well knowing that our infrastructure is solid and that we are protected from harm. As a community, we have sacrificed for this and our efforts are bearing fruit. A new police and fire headquarters, an up-to-code wastewater treatment plant, and our new fire station are prime examples.


I am grateful for the many hardworking people who help make Provo safe and sound. Our police officers and firefighters deserve a special place in our hearts. They willingly risk their lives for our safety. And many others like our dispatchers, electric line-man, and those that plow our roads also deserve our deep gratitude.


This year we are particularly thankful for everyone in the healthcare industry. From the doctors in our emergency rooms to the volunteers who are helping to administer thousands of vaccine doses each week in Provo. Their heroic work is giving so many of us a bright new sense of hope and renewal. With that hope and with our united efforts, I am confident that decades from now, the residents of Provo will still be safe and sound.


*Stay tuned for the following Provo Pillars that will be highlighted this week:


Friday - Forward Looking

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  • Michelle

Updated: Apr 1

Today I am excited to highlight the Provo Pillar of Economic Vitality! Press play to join me at the delicious family-owned and operated Hruska’s Kolaches for Part 2 of my State of the City address.

My goal in Provo is to balance a high quality of life, a sense of community, and historic character with a forward-looking vision that creates economic vitality. We are all community-building together — making Provo the best it can be, knowing that the decisions we make today will impact generations to come.


*Stay tuned for the following Provo Pillars that will be highlighted this week:

Thursday - Safe and Sound Friday - Forward Looking

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