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Although More To Learn And Understand About Issues, Doilney Says He's Ready For Park City Council

Max Doilney

With three open seats on the Park City Council, Park City voters re-elected incumbent Councilmembers Nann Worel and Becca Gerber to their second terms in office. Lifelong Park City resident and local business owner Max Doilney will join them, to fill the seat vacated by Councilmember Lynn Ware Peek.

Max Doilney says he believes voters supported him—as well as Councilmember Becca Gerber—because they’re born-and-raised Parkites.

“Having seen the town grow from 1977 until now gives us--or it gives me some perspective, Becca's a bit younger than I am--gives me some perspective on the changes that we might see coming down the pike," Doilney said. "I think the other element is people who know me know that I'm going to give everything a full look, and I will try and do the best thing I can with the information presented to me.”

Doilney has been attending council meetings since he announced his candidacy this spring. He says he’s not nervous about joining council in January, but by digging into the council’s agenda packets the past few months, he’s realized the more he learns about items and issues, the less he knows.

“It's an interesting process to hear people from town give their opinion on part of that packet, have staff give their opinion on that packet and then have council have to weigh it and make a decision," Doilney said. "It's hard to please everybody. I've not always been a pleaser of everybody, so I'm going to probably be fine with that part, but you do want people to feel heard when they come and speak, and letting people down is part of the job.”

Tuesday’s initial release of election results put Councilmember Nann Worel in the lead with 1,452 votes, followed by Gerber at 1,414. Doilney received 863 votes, leading fourth-place candidate Ed Parigian by a 162-vote margin. Although the final vote tally will come Nov. 19, after residual mail-in ballots have been counted, Doilney says he’s confident in the results.

Emily Means hadn’t intended to be a journalist, but after two years of studying chemistry at the University of Utah, she found her fit in the school’s communication program. Diving headfirst into student media opportunities, Means worked as a host, producer and programming director for K-UTE Radio as well as a news writer and copy editor at The Daily Utah Chronicle.
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