Mayor Johnson has decided to share the responsibility of writing the city newsletter each month with the council members. This is a great opportunity to give some of our thoughts and our goals as a council.
As I was thinking and pondering what I wanted to say, I couldn’t help but think of how lucky and fortunate we are to live in such a great place. Maybe it’s because it’s already March and I’ve got St. Patrick’s day on my mind.
How lucky we are to live in this great city of Lehi! I remember as a boy growing up on our small farm in north Lehi, my dad saying that Lehi was our little secret and he hoped that no one would discover it. That was about 35 years ago and the secret is out! How lucky we all are to not only have the rich history of the pioneers and settlers of Lehi, but also the opportunities that the development of Lehi has brought to many who have decided to plant their roots in Lehi.
How lucky we are to not only live in one of the safest cities in Utah, but one of the safest cities in the country! We are so fortunate to have our Police, Fire and Emergency responders. They have done such a fine job in managing the challenges that come with the growth that Lehi has experienced. We now have three fire stations and will soon be building a new police station. It is good to know we are in capable and competent hands.
How lucky we are to have other departments in our city that have faced the challenges of growth so professionally! We are so fortunate to have a dedicated staff of employees that work hard to serve our community and residents.
How lucky we are to have the recreational opportunities for ourselves and our families! The Legacy Center is an incredible facility. The recreational staff handles thousands of visitors per day and manages thousands of participants in many programs. We do face challenges with field and park space and I’m looking forward to working on solutions to build more parks and maintain open space.
There are many things that I can think of that we are lucky to have. Most of all, I feel personally fortunate to have the friends and neighbors that we have here in Lehi. I’m also so lucky to have my family and my wife Nicole. She supports me in all I do and is the glue that keeps our family together.
May we all take time this month to think of the things we are fortunate and lucky to have. May we also remember to always treat each other with kindness and respect in all we do.