Councilmembers

Hello. My name is Jon Kelly Maxwell. I would like to fist say it has been an honor and a privilege serving the residents of Salina City, Utah for the past four years as councilman.  I have learned so much about city government and how the city operates. I have lived in Salina, Utah my entire life. I attended Salina Elementary, North Sevier Middle School, and North Sevier High School.  I graduated from North Sevier High School in May 1990 and went on to attend Snow College in Ephraim, Utah.  In July 1997 I married Kathy Roberts Maxwell and together we have four awesome sons: Braxton (Jade) Maxwell, Bridger (Shelby) Maxwell, Brendon Maxwell and Braygen Maxwell.  Together we love camping, hunting, and anything to do with the outdoors.

              I have worked the last 23 years for the Department of Corrections and for the past 14 years I have been an Adult Probation and Parole Agent, helping to protect the public.  I have been a member of the Salina City Volunteer Fire Department for the past 22 years and also a member of the Salina Police Department for the last 15 years as a part time officer.

              I am currently a member of the volunteer Salina Balloon Festival Committee as well as a current member of the volunteer 4th of July Committee.  In November 2017, I ran for one of the Salina City Councilman seats and was elected to office by the citizens of Salina. In my opinion, the residents of Salina City make this community the BEST place to live and raise a family.  I have seen over and over during my lifetime, whenever there is a tragedy in our community, the residents respond and hold benefits, auctions, and fundraisers to raise money for the families in need.  This is one example of shy I love Salina City and its residents. 

              In the past four years, while serving the citizens of Salina City, I have felt that the current Salina City Mayor and Council have been very positively aggressive in making things happen for the citizens of Salina. Together we have accomplished many great things.

              I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Salina and can’t wait to serve for another four years.  I look forward to seeing what else we can achieve to make this community an even better place to live.  Vote Jon Maxwell for City Council on November 2, 2021.

KEVIN MICKELSEN

As a long-time resident of Salina, I’ve enjoyed living in the community and working alongside the community members. Being a small business owner, I am aware and understand the amount of time, organization, and planning skills required for a council position. I am knowledgeable in current laws, building codes and requirements for new growth and development in the area. 

I have completed several projects in the past for our community. Most recently the Salina City Pool. I have also completed the construction of the North Sevier Recreation Center, remodeling the current city office building, city library, and several maintenance projects. 

As a volunteer, I have participated in the Miss Mary Museum remodel, Veteran’s Memorial construction, middle school bowery construction, stake center bowery construction, high school concession stand roofing, and several others projects and new ones to come in the near future. 

My hobbies include weekends at the lake with my family, snowmobiling, spending time outdoors, and serving our community in many different ways. 

I believe I am a good candidate for the City Council position due to my years of experience working with the city, knowledge in new growth and development laws and regulations, and being a long-time resident of Salina and understanding the history of our small town.  

NEWELL HALES

I want to thank everyone for the opportunity that I have had to serve as Salina City Councilman for the past four years.  I feel that we have accomplished several great things.  But there are several more things that still need to be accomplished. 

Water is one of the most precious resource in Utah and we in Salina are very fortunate to have an abundance of culinary water.  But I think that we can and should fix the annual shortage of irrigation water with better management.  I have a plan to do just that.

Even though we need to try to expand Salina’s tax base through new growth with housing and business,  we also need to be very careful not to let existing citizens’ and businesses’ interests get overlooked in favor of the new.

I was born in Salina, went to school in Salina, graduated from NSHS in 1978 and have lived in Salina most of my life. My wife Tammy and I have raised four children in Salina that have Graduated from NSHS.  I have been a staunch supporter of Salina, the North Sevier Area and Sevier County all my life.

My father started Hales Sand and Gravel in 1945 and when I became of age joined the family business until we sold to Staker Parson Companies in 2007.

I am asking for your support and vote this November for Salina City Councilman.

Newell Hales

AARON RICHARDS

AARONAaron Richards is a transplant to the Salina area, but has spent lots of time in the area through internships, family connections, and visits as a child.  He’s married to Alyssa Magleby, a native of Sevier County, and they have 3 children.  He has been working as a mining engineer and planner at Sufco Mine for the past 8 yrs.  He works hard to find solutions to problems and get the job done.  For most of his time here, he has also been the Scoutmaster over various troops in the area.  He enjoys working with the youth and helping them develop attributes in self-reliance, leadership and service.  He loves getting to know people and serving them.  This experience in leadership, problem solving, planning, service and community improvement will be extremely beneficial to the Salina City Council as they move forward in their efforts to help Salina grow and prosper.

CHAR SMITH

              My name is Char Smith, my husband is Barry Smith and I have four incredible children, Ashton, Dahlance, Avery, and Brayce. I have lived in Redmond for 14 years now and have been directly involved in Redmond Town Council the last two years.  I have really enjoyed getting to know and associate with you in this assignment.  I would like to continue to represent the town in the future.  Something I really have a passion for is spending time with and loving the youth through coaching, church callings, and my jobs.  Some things I really enjoy are reading, going for walks, and a really competitive game of 9 square.

GARY CARLISLE

I have lived in Redmond nearly 28 years. I love this community and the good people in it. It has been my privilege to serve on the Redmond town board for the past four years. As a board member I have strived to do the things to keep our quality of life in Redmond as we now enjoy. If I am reelected I will continue to use my knowledge and experience to help Redmond stay the course of a safe  and clean community moving forward . Thank you for your consideration.  Gary I Carlisle.

LYMAN ANDERSON

My name is Lyman Anderson. I have been a citizen of Redmond for 36 years.We have raised our family here. Not only is it home to us, but it is home to our two children and their families. I love the small town life and look forward to preserving it. Things I enjoy are spending time with my family, hunting, and doing Taxidermy. Me and my son own a taxidermy business here in town and love serving the people that way.  I have previously served on the Redmond council years ago. I am looking forward to serving on the council again.

KAMI CHRISTENSEN

I am Kami Christensen. I have lived in Redmond since I was 4 years old. My great great grandma is Christen Pedersen Mickelsen who was one of the first two women to settle Redmond and my family has been here ever since. 

I decided to run for council member as a way to give back to my community and to help preserve the values, traditions, and small town feel Redmond has. 

I have worked in HR, office management, and book keeping for the past 23 years. I’ve volunteered my time in the Civil Air Patrol, with Run for the Vets, and in my church callings.  I grew up with a love for this Country. I enjoy reading and learning and spending time with my family.  I would welcome the opportunity to serve my community.

REDMOND MAYOR KELLY JOHNSON- RUNNING UNOPPOSED

Kelly Johnson

I have lived in Redmond my entire life. I love living in a small community. This is the reason why I decided to run for Redmond Town Mayor. I have been an active member of the Redmond community; I have served on the Redmond Town Council for eight years in the past. I have assisted in community activities and events and try to do my part to keep Redmond safe and strong. I have been married for forty years to Valorie, we have three adult children and four grandchildren and another one on her way. I enjoy fishing, camping and spending time with my grandchildren.

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