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Summit Council Honors Departing Colleague

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The Summit County Council this week paid tribute to departing colleague Kim Carson—and also brought a new member onto the Snyderville Planning Commission.   

Carson decided to retire this year, after two terms on the County Council.    Council Member Glenn Wright said she leaves an amazing legacy.

“I think all of us really consider her the conscience of the Council—incredibly diligent in her work ethic, keeping us on a track, in many senses being our moral compass in a lot of ways.  I also spent a lot of time working with Kim on UAC.  And UAC is a tough, tough venue for a Summit County Democrat, a liberal, and particularly a woman.  And, boy, she held her own there and gained respect from the County Commissioners in the southern part of the state, and really helped advance Summit County issues with that body.”
The new Council Member stepping up to Carson’s seat will be Malena Stevens.
Stevens herself left a vacancy on the Snyderville Planning Commission.    The Council appointed Chris Conabee for that seat.   Wright said that Conabee brings some valuable development experience to the Snyderville Commission.

“One of the things we observed in the Planning Commission is, we have a lot of good people there that are concerned about the community, but very few with practical planning experience.  So we felt we needed to have somebody like that on board.  And in addition, Chris has very extensive state government contacts, which we think might be able to help us in the future.  The Legislature’s always trying to pick on Summit County, particularly in land-use issues.   So we thought he might be, have some very positive aspects of his career that could help us.”
Summit County Council member Glenn Wright.

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