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Off to the races: Betsy Wallace announces candidacy for PC City Council

PARK CITY, Utah – Long time Park City resident Betsy Wallace announced her intent to run for Park City’s City Council today. Wallace will be running for one of the three open seats on the Council.

On November 7, 2023, Park City will hold municipal elections during which three city council members will be chosen. In accordance with state law, a primary election will take place on August 15, 2023 if there are more candidates running than there are open seats.

Each council member will serve a term of four years. Currently holding the three council positions open for election are Becca Gerber, Max Doilney, and Ryan Dickey. Qualified individuals may complete a Declaration of Candidacy at the City Recorder’s office at the Park City Hall, 445 Marsac Avenue, Park City, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7, 2023.

Wallace shared some insight into her campaign platform with a formal announcement:

“My commitment to serve this community runs deep. Park City has such a wonderfully authentic sense of place as both a winter and summer sports destination, woven around our historic downtown and supported by a strong arts and culture scene. I just love this town. The words I use to describe my campaign platform captures and focuses on these characteristics of our town: Authentic, Balanced and Community.”

Wallace also highlighted some of her key priorities saying “When elected, I plan to work to enhance the social and inclusive connection as well as the sense of community between our new and established residents to help us better understand the future economic, social, and environmental needs of Park City,” Wallace said. “This is imperative given the significant housing development growth scheduled to come online around Park City over the coming years.”

Wallace is very active in the community, and is a member of the Park City Rotary Club, while also sitting on the boards of the People’s Health Clinic, Peace House, KPCW, and the Park City Chamber of Commerce, where she formerly served as chair of the executive board. She is also a member of the Christian Center of Park City’s Governing Board.

In order to avoid any conflicts of interest, Wallace has stated that she will cease her work as a KPCW board member effective immediate.

“Being connected to our community is very important to me,” she said. “Working with non-profit organizations with missions close to my heart keeps me involved in Park City on a direct and personal level, which I love. I plan to continue this level of commitment not only to the City but to truly represent the people who live here to the very best of my ability.”

Wallace will file her Declaration of Candidacy for City Council, Thursday, June 1. “After I register at 8:00 am, I will begin getting out into the community to meet, listen and ask for your vote.”

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