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The Sound of Provo

A few months ago I was able to participate in a documentary series called, The Sound of Provo. The series follows a variety of talented musicians in the Provo music scene and includes interviews and performance footage from The Blue Aces, Isaac Russell, Jenn Blosil, Night Wings, Deadtooth, Velour Manager Kaneischa, Drew Danburry, and The Medusa Collective. …  Read More

What’s Your Secret?

When the Ashley Madison scandal broke several months ago I had a good laugh with my staff telling them of all the things they needed to worry about with me – this is not one of them. But we all have secrets right? Those things, big or small we hope other people don’t find out about …  Read More

My Reflections on 2015

2015 was another amazing year. Provo’s had so many good things come our way I’ve learned that sometimes I just need to buckle up and hold on. At the heart of our successes are hundreds of dedicated-talented employees and amazing residents. Someone asked me for our top 5 accomplishments and it didn’t take me long to …  Read More

2015 Reader Favorites

I thought it would be fun to end the year with a little round up of  YOUR favorite posts. I looked up the most popular posts based on page views and the results were interesting. Maybe you’ll see one of your favorites? Here are the readers’ (yes you!) top 10 favorite, most read posts from 2015. Enjoy. …  Read More

BYU vs Utah

Let’s be honest. Are you worried, even a little, about the BYU Vs Utah Las Vegas Bowl? I’m not going to lie, this is causing me some stress. I’ve been mayor for four BYU/Utah football matches and none of them have gone well. The worst was the 2011 whipping of 54-10. I had invited a …  Read More

My New Blog and a Little Tour of the Place

I woke up this morning to an early Christmas present. A new blog design. Do you like it? Hint: This is like when your spouse asks you if you like their new shoes. The answer is always yes. The blog has come a long ways in 6 years. The first design was done by me …  Read More


Provo’s own Art Grrrl is back this season reminding us that ice and snow greatly impede our walkable community if they aren’t managed properly. Shoveling our sidewalks and driveways increases our ability to continue to walk during the winter months. In return, we reduce cars on the road and emissions in the air.  I recommend …  Read More

Stormtroopers Longboarding in Provo

Shout-out to Will Beck for sharing this video with me on Twitter. Press play to watch Stormtroopers longboard through Provo! 👍 This awesome new video is by Scott David Winn. He was able to capture some incredible views of Provo’s landmarks, architecture and beautiful scenery. I spy Nu Skin, Canyon Bicycles, Shops at Riverwoods, Provo River Trail, and Wells Fargo. If …  Read More

Thanksgiving Memories

When I was a young boy my grandpa discovered that the Wilkenson Center at BYU catered Thanksgiving dinner. For me and my brother it was like a trip to an amusement park. We climbed up and down the stairs and roamed the almost empty building. I’m sure we were served an amazing dinner but all I …  Read More

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