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Local Lift: City Council candidate Jeremy Rubell

PARK CITY, Utah — Jeremy Rubell has been coming to Park City since he was two years old. He has been living full-time in the city for seven years now with his family. His family’s love and passion for the community are what drove him to run for City Council.

Rubell graduated from American University with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and an MBA. After serving as a consultant and project manager for two firms in southern California, Rubell went on to work for PwC as a Director in Advisory Services in Salt Lake City.

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In 2018, he moved on to do management consulting for Peak19 Advisors LLC. He works in the utility industry predominantly doing strategic and capital planning, with experience working in tandem with municipal governments.

The Rubell Family. Photo: Gretchen Rubell (courtesy of Neighbors of Park City)

The pillars of his campaign fall on four things: fiscal responsibility, balanced growth, promoting livability, and respecting the outdoors. He said he’s the only candidate that gathered 150 signatures to get on the ballot, avoiding the filing fee.

Rubell is confident his consulting background is precisely what Park City Council needs in order to diversify its thought pool. “I’m the kind of person who will dig into the details and do the homework, and then rely on the experts to say ‘here are some possible solutions,’ and be able to ask the right questions to get the best answer for the community,” Rubell said. “As things are changing, as growth is accelerating, as we’re getting corporate pressure, we need a little bit of a shift towards that world.”

He recently spoke out at the last City Council meeting about the proposed Gordo waste facility. He said he’s been happy with the formal response so far from the Mayor and Council.

He believes the City needs to look for unorthodox methods to increase revenues without issuing new debt. He wants to avoid going “over our skis” regarding development outside of city limits where the money goes fully or partially to other jurisdictions.

In terms of infrastructure, he sees it as a balancing act. He believes it can be done through proper planning for the future (such as asking questions like how many cars will households have in 2040?) and working more in collaboration with Summit and Wasatch Counties. Like others, he wants to address crowding at trailheads. While accommodating Park City to its rapid growth, he emphasized the importance of protecting natural beauty.

“I can work in different environments, I can work across cultures, I can work with different socioeconomic groups, I’ve been very successful in that in my consulting career.”

 

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