I am amazed about how well our town has been managed through the “Great Recession.”
The mayor and council worked tirelessly in a non-partisan way under very restrictive budgets to provide needed services to the community.
At the same time they held fast to a vision of a more prosperous future. They vigorously pursued water security by obtaining rights and access to water from the Blue Ridge Reservoir. This is a major accomplishment!
The mayor and council have also doggedly pursued the development of a branch campus of ASU. It now appears that this will happen in the near future.
These two initiatives will make it possible for our children to stay in town to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain high paying jobs that will be attracted to the community.
I encourage every Payson resident to vote in the primary election for the incumbents: Mayor Kenny Evans and council persons Ed Blair, Fred Carpenter and Su Connell. They have done an exceptional job under extremely difficult budgetary constraints and deserve to be re-elected.