Re-elect Dave Sewell

Provo has momentum. We were recently ranked by Wallet Hub as the second best-run city in America. Many who grew up here or went to school here want to stay and many more want to move here. We have challenges related to growth and maintaining our quality of life. Our City Council...

Rock Canyon Preservation

The first item on Tuesday’s Work Meeting agenda relates to the preservation of Rock Canyon.  Over a period of decades, citizens, elected officials, and a group called the Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance have worked to preserve Rock Canyon for present and future generations. ...

Running Again

I am announcing that I am running for a second term as one of your city wide representatives on the City Council.  I have worked hard and learned much serving you for over three years.   I hope to put those lessons to good use in serving you even more effectively in a second...

Candidates Debate (Chamber of Commerce)

Following is the opening statement I had prepared for the candidates debate last Wednesday.  You can watch the whole debate here (the Council portion starts at about 32 minutes).  I ended up speaking impromptu and covered only a portion of the prepared statement below.  This...

Sustainability Part 2 (Net Zero Cities)

I just took two days off from campaigning to visit the Net Zero Cities conference in Fort Collins, Colorado – at the invitation of Provo’s Sustainability Committee Chairman, Don Jarvis.  Don and I both attended the event, along with Dustin Wright from Community Development.  The...

Randy Wright Endorses Dave Sewell

“I will be voting for David Sewell in November because of his integrity, neutrality, good sense and independence. I want a Provo City Council that is not tied to special interests — one whose members will look out for all Provo residents and who refuse to use public office...

Economic Development Part 5 (STEM education and UVEF)

At the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) lunch today, speaker Sara Jones delivered a message of technology literacy.  Sara, founder and CEO of KoDefy, discussed the challenge of building great technology teams. Nationwide, there are not enough computer science graduates to...

Economic Development Part 4 (Sewell Direct)

My best credential for economic development and job growth is that I have actually created jobs in Utah Valley – about 50 of them.  This article helps you understand my background as an entrepreneur by introducing you to the company I founded – Sewell Direct. I started my career...

Economic Development Part 3 (Stephen Hales Creative)

Friday I visited Stephen Hales Creative – a full service ad agency providing design, branding, advertising, and editorial services to their clients.  The list of current clients on their website is impressive.  The company founder, Stephen Hales, holds a BFA in graphic...

Economic Development Part 2 (Nu Skin)

Today I toured the soon to be completed expansion of the Nu Skin facility.  The current main entrance from Center Street is shown in the picture.  Inside, you will find a facility that is designed to be very functional but also to act as a showcase for thousands of distributors...
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