Wednesday, August 31

Getting to know the Candidates for City Council: Karen Ellingson

Karen Ellingson

Art City Fanatic: What do you love about Springville?

KE: I love that Springville has grown but still has a small town feel. I enjoy the tree lined streets, proximity to mountains, and especially the friendly people and quiet neighborhoods. It’s great to live in a place where we can ride bikes and go for walks as a family along a trail or through neighborhoods. My kids and I love participating in programs at the Library and visiting the parks around the city. I like the character and historic value of the Trivani building and other great buildings on Main Street and hope we can do more to make Main Street a great place to shop, dine, and spend time with friends and family.

ACF: What can you contribute to the Art City as a City Councilwoman?

KE: I believe one of the most important aspects of being a member of the City Council is to be service oriented. Council members are elected to serve the people of Springville, as well as the City as an entity. I would strive to be responsive to the concerns of Springville residents and approach issues with an open mind while respecting the needs of both individuals and the community as a whole.

ACF: How do you feel about the proposed Springville Recreation Center?

KE: With the bond issue on the November ballot it is now up to the people of Springville to decide whether or not the Recreation Center will become a part of our city. If I am elected and the bond passes I will work to make our Recreation Center one which will be a benefit to our community with great services and opportunities while keeping usage fees as low as we can for residents.

ACF: Where do you enjoy eating out in Springville?

KE: My husband and I recently tried Joe Banditos and loved it! The food was great, and even though it was busy we didn’t have to wait too long for our orders. The chips and salsa were fantastic!


Good luck, Karen!

Check out Karen's Facebook page.

Primary voting is September 13th.
Here is a sample ballot from Springville's city website.
If you haven't registered to vote,
you can go here to do so.


Early voting is now open at the City Center
until September 9th.
Voting closes each day at 5pm and
closed during lunch (12-1).

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