I am writing this letter to express my support for John Wilson, candidate for a seat on the Payson Town Council.
I have known John for the past four years as he and I served on the Payson Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. In each and every issue brought before the board, John took the time and effort to understand the issue before voting to recommend approval or denial by the town council. John was always fair in his decisions on the board but at the same time he was able to take a stand either pro or con when he felt is was necessary.
John has worked hard to find ways to improve the recreational amenities Payson has to offer its residents. John was instrumental in the creation of the Friends of Payson Parks and Recreation. This organization strives to raise funds to assist the town with its recreation programs and to provide funds to help young people in need to gain access to programs that they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Just a few of the many groups John has or is helping with his expertise are as follows: Friends of the Payson Library, Payson Rotary Club, Boy Scouts of America, and the Payson Presbyterian Church.
John wrote the bylaws that were necessary to gain 502(c)(3) status for the Rim Country Rotary Foundation and the Friends of Payson Parks and Recreation.
He is presently in the process of acquiring the same status for the Zane Grey Cabin Foundation. The 501-3C designation allows groups to raise funds to assist non-profit groups.
John has devoted many hours helping to improve his community while raising two grandsons who have become well adjusted young men. This accomplishment demonstrates John's commitment and dedication.
We need citizens like John Wilson on the Payson Town Council. Please honor John with your vote and give him the chance to demonstrate his commitment to the town of Payson and you.
Bill Ensign, Payson