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Utah’s Mayors and City Council Members work hard to represent our communities and while we may be aware of the things they do to make our cities better places to live, they all have many personal interests that you might not know about. Here’s a little insight into the lives of five city leaders:

  • Steve Pruden- Tooele City Council Member
  • Beth Holbrook- Bountiful City Council Member
  • JoAnn Seghini- Midvale City Mayor
  • Jewel Allen- Grantsville City Council Member
  • Steve Hiatt- Kaysville City Mayor, Utah League of Cities and Towns President

Council Member Jewel Allen of Grantsville is an author and a ghostwriter. “I help people write their memoirs,” she explains. Her favorite food is “summer food.” When she has free time, she cherishes an opportunity to take a nap!

Steve Pruden, Council Member from Tooele, is the institute Director at the Tooele Institute of Religion for the LDS Church. He has 2 daughters and loves Mexican food. He says he is passionate about young people and helping them achieve their potential.

Bountiful City Council Member Beth Holbrook, who is also the First Vice-President for the Utah League of Cities and Towns, works for Waste Management of Utah. She loves the outdoors and enjoys taking her dog and her kids to area dog parks. She absolutely loves sushi!

JoAnn Seghnini, the Mayor of Midvale, has two sons and one granddaughter. She loves animals and calls that her passion. She is also committed to being “kind to the environment.”

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Steve Hiatt is the Mayor of Kaysville and the President of the Utah League of Cities and Towns. He owns a mortgage company. With that combined his municipal role, he says he has a couple of “full-time” jobs! He’s the father of three boys and, not surprisingly, says he doesn’t know what free time is!

Most city leaders in Utah aren’t paid as “full-time” municipal employees but their interest and commitment to serve is, indeed, full time!

Read more from the Utah League of Cities and Towns on DeseretNews.com or visit their website at ulct.org.