Today Ken Shaw attended the Mayor's staff meeting. Ken is a city hero
in my mind. Shortly after I took office he contacted me to see how hecould volunteer in our city. He and I found that it was not easy tovolunteer. Instead of giving up he stayed after it and today servesas the city's Volunteer Specialist. Currently he is working on settingup internships with UVU and BYU.
Want to get involved in the city like Ken?
Email Ken at Kshaw@provo.utah.gov.
When Sue and I served breakfast at the Food and Care Coalition back in May, the executive director, Brent Crane, told the Daily Herald they “always have more than enough volunteers; what they really need is money for the transitional housing units that got partly built before the economy tanked and $1.5 million in pledges fell through. They need about $400,000 more.”
Here’s a great way to spend a Saturday evening, and help the Food and Care Coalition at the same time:
Yesterday I was given a great honor by the Samoan community. We met
at the City Center for a celebration. I learned about their culture and
was honored as they installed me as a Samoan Chief. The ceremony is
very sacred . Certain steps must be followed when performing the
ceremony. Not only are the steps of the ceremony confusing to an
outsider but the entire ceremony is in Samoan. Thankfully I was
provided with an interpreter that helped me understand the sacred ceremony.
You can read more about it here.
And I’m sure those who use the intermodal center will enjoy the artwork.
Chair Johnson, Vice-Chair Healey, and Mayor Curtis:
This morning I sent the attached letter to Attorney General Mark Shurtleff requesting his office review the recent ethics allegation made in the Daily Herald. I seek in independent review to “clear the air” and provide the public, the Municipal Council, and the Mayor confidence that all the facts have been considered and any appropriate action taken.
I look forward to fully cooperating with any requests and hope that all others within Provo will do the same.
Please contact me if you have any further questions.
More can be read in today’s Daily Herald