Public notice is hereby given to inform residents of Hyde Park City that there will be a municipal general election on November 2, 2021 for the following offices:
Two City Council positions (4-year term)
Mayor (4-year term)
Qualifications for persons to vote in the election may be found in UCA 20A-2.
All Utah elections are held by mail-in ballot.
General Election November 2, 2021
Bryan Cox and his wife, Jana Cox, moved to Hyde Park in approximately 1997. We came for the beauty and location, we stayed because of wonderful people. We’ve raised 4 children in Hyde Park and currently have 8 grandchildren living in Hyde Park City.
So much has changed since we first came to this community. We fell in love with the rural atmosphere, location to outdoor recreation, proximity to large city activities and the overall quality of life in Hyde Park. All four of these are difficult attributes for a city to gain and can be easily lost. That is where city government can help maintain our com-munity quality of life.
In the past, I’ve served 4 yrs. on the city council, and 7 yrs. as mayor. During that time we had some great successes in our city. Since then our city dynamics have changed, we’ve experienced strong residential and commercial growth, needs for update of city infrastructure and the need to change our city culture on water usage.
I have been serving on the Hyde Park City Council for the past 4 years, and I am seeking re-election. As a member of the city council, I try to make decisions that will allow Hyde Park to continue to be a great place to live and raise a family. I have lived in Hyde Park for 49 years, and I feel that I have a good understanding of the history of our community. I have also seen many new great people make Hyde Park their home and add to our city. As a city, we continually face new issues that need to be clearly understood so that our decisions as a council will be in the best interest of our city and its citizens.
I graduated from USU with a degree in Human Resource Management. I have worked in several different industries throughout my life, and I have learned something valuable from each one. I am employed with the State of Utah as a manager for a great group of people in the real estate appraisal and auditing fields. Our family loves Hyde Park, and we are grateful for our friendships and the positive role models who have influenced our family.
Sharidean and I moved our family to Hyde Park 18 years ago. We love the community and especially the people. I am running for city council so I can give back to this wonderful city and the amazing people that live here. It would be an honor to serve.
I work in the financial services industry. I am proficient with budgets, finance, economic development and problem solving. I have also served on several nonprofit boards in Cache Valley including the Cache Chamber of Commerce, Common Ground, and Cache Center of the Arts. I have enjoyed attending our City Council and Planning meetings so that I can keep current with the priorities and challenges we face in the city. I have followed the city closely for the last 10 years and I am very familiar with the ongoing issues and projects.
I would represent the citizens of Hyde Park by listening and doing my best to understand your concerns, your thoughts, and hear your idea’s. I will do my homework and study the issues so that I can help come to the best solutions for our city.
The most important issue that the council should remember is protecting and defending our freedom and liberty as given to us by the Constitution and the rights given us. We need to provide excellent police and fire protection and offer the best in public services. Protection of personal property rights should be a high priority. Managing growth is an extremely important issue right now. We need to encourage more business in Hyde Park to help add sales tax revenue to the city. I want to keep the rural feel and the friendliness of Hyde Park.
I have lived in Hyde Park for 58 years and have seen many changes. It is a beautiful spot to raise a family in a safe and friendly atmosphere. I believe in giving back to the community through service and dedication to its citizens. I have served previously on the board of adjustments, planning commission, city council, police commission and one year as mayor. I have also been a member of the Lion’s club for over 50 years offering service to the community. I am a retired aerospace engineer and educator and able to spend whatever time is necessary to fulfill any assignments that are required. I would like to be actively involved in the continued growth and planning of our great city. My time would always be available to listen to the concerns of each citizen. I believe that I can offer knowledge, experience and an objective opinion to the city council. I have no agenda except for the betterment of Hyde Park. I believe in the importance of planning for growth, developing a community with strong values and providing a safe place to live.