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Former PC Planning Commission Chair, Adam Strachan, Wins Leadership Award

Park City Municipal

The annual Community Leadership Award, presented by the Park City Leadership Program, is going to local attorney, and former chairman of the Park City Planning Commission, Adam Strachan.

This is the 16th year for the award, which is given to individuals who make good things happen through sustained involvement, tireless commitment and insightful leadership.

In the press statement for the award, Leadership founder Myles Rademan noted that Adam’s family moved to Park City in the late 1980’s.

After college and law school, he and wife Helen moved back to town in 2006. Now residents of Prospector, and parents of two children, Adam’s law practice specializes in representing ski resorts, and Helen is a Deputy Summit County Attorney.

Strachan served for 10 years on the Park City Planning Commission and was chairman for countless late-night meetings on the Treasure Hill project.

The statement adds, “though threatening to retire several times as his various Planning Commission term ended, he was persuaded to stay on to share his knowledge, passion and perspectives on one of the most complicated, difficult, thorny and contentious development and land use issues ever confronting Park City.” It notes that the vote November 6th on a bond to purchase the Treasure property may finally conclude the long-running saga.

The statement commends Strachan for his humility, sense of humor, love for learning and listening and “a commitment to personal and community health.”

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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