I am Alan McDonald and I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for another term as Mayor of Heber City. During my terms as a Heber City Council member and Mayor of Heber, I gained an understanding of the complexities of city government including its capabilities and limitations. I built a strong working relationship with city employees, county officials and the citizens of Heber.
One of the roles of a Mayor is to be an advocate for the people of the city. There are many issues that will come before us in the next four years. Transportation issues, like Main street, are a major concern. I have been working with UDOT to solve this problem. Another is ensuring our community’s safety. I support our local police, and I will ensure the Police Department has the resources they need to continue to keep us safe.
One of the most important issues we face is protecting your rights as American Citizens. I have worked hard to ensure that our individual liberties remain intact. Last year when the City Council tried to pass a form based code that would significantly restrict private property rights, I personally went door to door to families and businesses informing and warning them of how this code was going to take away their rights. I encouraged citizens to come to the public hearing to express their opinions.
Heber is where I grew up, where I went to school, where I was married, raised my family and have been self-employed as a business owner for over 35 years. This is where I have lived my life and I am part of the rich heritage of Heber City. I consider myself fortunate to have lived and worked in Heber City. I know the people, I know what this city is, I know what it has been, and I know what it can become.
These are some of the reasons why I offer my candidacy for Mayor of Heber City. I have a lifetime of experience in this beautiful valley and I will put that experience to work for you. I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting new citizens and continuing the wonderful relationships I’ve developed with those who are not so new, and serving the Citizens of Heber.