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Best of Utah Valley

Thank you for everyone who voted for the Provo Mayor Blog during the Best of Utah Valley Competition. won first place for Best Local Blog! I need to express my appreciation to you for making this happen! Thanks for visiting, reading and sharing your comments. This blog has been so much fun for me and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading half as much as I’ve loved sharing.

I also want to give a shout-out to everyone who voted for the Provo Rocks hashtag. It wasn’t even on the ballot but it won third place for Best Local Hashtag! We were able to change the vote by typing #ProvoRocks in the “other” section. Way to represent Provo!

Cruising Historic State Street

Thanks to Orem City’s Youtube Channel we can now flashback to the 40’s and take a cruise down historic State Street! Check out the video above to see footage of State Street in 1947. In the video you will see buildings, like the SCERA, that are still here. You will also see at about the 0:47 mark that driving on State Street has always been a little crazy.

In this next video you can compare 1966 State Street with 1947 State Street! You can see businesses that are still around today like Miracle Bowl. Take an old time ride down one of Orem’s main roads while listening to the 1966 hit by the Supremes, “You Can’t Hurry Love.”

Provo #3 Best City for Successful Aging

The Milken Institute has ranked Provo #3 for the Best City in the Nation for Successful Aging! Provo has drawn many older residents in recent years because of our healthy, engaged lifestyles and safe environment. According to Milken, Provo residents live healthy and active lifestyles, there is learning and enrichment in our vibrant economy, and there is safety, security, and a sense of community. See more of the ranking details below: Healthy, active lifestyle Low smoking and binge drinking rates. Fewest diabetes cases among the 100 large metros. Fridges of older adults stocked with fruits and veggies. Low rate of …

Provo Holiday Events

There are so many festive activities and events going on in Provo this holiday season so I’ve made a list and I’ve checked it twice in order to put together all of events your whole family can enjoy. Leave a comment and let me know what event you’re most jolly for! If you notice an event not listed, let me know and I will make sure it is added. Holiday Markets BIJOU MARKET November 21, 12-9 | November 22, 10-5 | 116 W Center Street Bijou’s Holiday Market is only for two days only! There will be over 60 Handmade and Vintage vendors …

Provo Neighborhood Map

Check out this awesome neighborhood map designed by local artist, Leuven. You can find an oversized image/ mural of the map at Provo Town Square. It’s pretty cool to see it in person – the map is located on the wall just west of Station 22’s back entrance. If you would like to see more of Leuven’s work, check out his Facebook Page, Provo Bike Shirt Giveaway Are you familiar with Leuven’s Provo Bike Shirt? You’ve probably seen people wearing this shirt around town. If you’ve ever wondered where you could get this iconic shirt, it is sold in a variety …

Walkable Neighborhood Conference

I’m excited to invite you to the Walkable Neighborhoods Conference on Wednesday, November 19 from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Provo Library. Presenters and Panelists will discuss important topics related to growth including: sustainable development, TOD, zoning, air quality, form-based codes, and housing. Mark your calendar now and RSVP today by calling 801-226-3777 or email

Bridges Out of Poverty

Community Action invites the community to attend Bridges Out of Poverty – a short course designed to enlighten community members about what it is like to live in generational poverty – on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Community Action Services Training Room (815 S. Freedom Blvd). Bridges Out of Poverty will give participants a deeper understanding of what it is like to live in generational poverty, but it also provides key instruction on how to best help people living in generational poverty. Furthermore, the course will cover both the communication style differences between poverty and middle …

Provo on Instagram

Every Saturday I share pictures of Provo that I find on Instagram. Trending on Instagram this week: Snow, snow, snow! Provo’s first snowfall, snow on the mountains, and More “Rock You Provo Shirt” contest submissions. If you would like to be featured in future posts, use the hashtag #Provo or #ProvoRocks when posting your picture. I am also on Instagram and you can follow me at @ProvoMayor. Check out last week’s photos here » I love. Take me away. A photo posted by Annie Brewerton (@thunderr_katt) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:14am PST 300 E 100 N | #exploreprovo A …

Move Over World

Inc. online just published an article titled “Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has Arrived” It pointed out how not only did the Associated Press rank Provo #8 for VC funds invested in tech startups but if you order the list by the dollar-per-deal averages we were ranked #1! Read more about the ranking here »  

Build Your Utah

Utah is growing. By the year 2050, the population will nearly double in size. This is nothing new. Utah has a history of growth, and a successful track record of planning for the future. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Envision Utah, so together, we can keep it that way. Their efforts engage people to create and sustain communities that are beautiful, prosperous, healthy, and neighborly for current and future residents. In the past, that’s included projects like TRAX, Daybreak, and more. Right now, they need your help to make sure Utah retains its great quality of life for …