In the past four years Maren has witnessed the city council’s continuous disregard of resident’s concerns. We The People deserve a city government that acts in accordance to the peoples wishes, that actually listens and represents the people. The residents of Sandy deserve a voice on the Council who acts on their behalf, not aligning themselves with big developers or financial donors, but is willing to fight for YOU. Maren is YOUR VOICE and voting for what YOU want.
Maren believes government is “by the people, for the people.” A resident of Sandy, Maren is actively protecting and promoting the interests of District 2. Maren believes in freedom of speech and encourages every resident to voice their concerns and opinions on every matter brought before the city council. Only through this open forum of discussion can the City Council best serve its citizens.
A University of Utah graduate and natural resource attorney, Maren understands state and local laws and has the unique ability to balance residential and commercial interests and rationally analyze complex scenarios. Maren is not afraid to ask the difficult questions necessary to analyze the effects of every proposition before making decisions.
As a Walt Disney World employee for over a decade, Maren understands working full-time for minimum wage. As the daughter of a single mom and small business owner, Maren appreciates their unique needs, and has developed a common sense approach to managing a budget, avoiding debt, and promoting fiscal responsibility.
Vote MAREN BARKER for District 2.
Will Has Time for You!
Will, a third-generation Sandy resident, spent his youth exploring Sandy and watching it grow into a modern community. Learning the importance of hard work from his parents, Will grew up understanding that success also requires service to others. Will listened and learned, and continues to do so, frequently visiting with his life-long Sandy resident and businessman Uncle, Jim, discussing the needs of Sandy. Will has been part of Sandy his entire life and remains motivated by people, community, and the good of both!
When wanting to change his profession from blue to white collar, Will went to the University of Utah and earned two Bachelor degrees and a Master of Public Administration degree. He remained working full-time, earning honors in each degree. Since college, Will has enjoyed a challenging career in public service, non-profits, and higher education. Working as Director of Graduate Programs at Westminster College Gore School of Business, Will now helps future business leaders. He also volunteers and has been a Precinct Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Legislative District Chair, Delegate, and Treasurer.
With his wife, Tamme, Will teaches their sons to contribute to community by helping others. Will loves helping people, identifying solutions, and getting things done! Building upon his local upbringing, and relying on his professional experience, Will is well-prepared to help Sandy remain a community that works for the future and honors the past. Will is excited to serve his neighbors and work for the residents of Sandy!
Alison Stroud was born and raised in Sandy and has chosen to raise her two children in the same community she has fond memories of. Sandy has developed from an isolated suburb south of Salt Lake to a growing, thriving, and inviting city that attracts businesses large and small as well as residents and families from all walks of life. Alison is passionate about keeping Sandy community oriented and will work to ensure that as Sandy continues to embrace the future, the family centered ideals will not be forgotten.
She is SERVICE ORIENTED:
-Enlisted with the Utah Army National Guard then Army Reserve before being Honorably Discharged.
She is INVESTED in our future:
-For the past 12 years she has been guiding young learners as a teacher in Canyons District and is the East Sandy Elementary 2019 Teacher of the Year.
She is DRIVEN:
-B.S. in Business Management from the U of U and Master of Education with an Administrative License from SUU.
She is DEDICATED to the community:
-Multiple volunteer positions within Sandy, including Girl Scout Troop Co-leader, Sandy soccer coach, School Community Council, Cub Scout leader, Girl's Camp Director, as well as other community and religious volunteer positions.
She wants the best FUTURE for Sandy:
-Born and raised in Sandy and as a mother of two children, she knows that the safety and well-being of each citizen is essential to a strong, economically stable, and desirable community.
Alison is asking for your support. Stand PROUD with Alison STROUD!
Brooke D’Sousa is a Utah native and long-time Sandy resident who, along with her husband, has chosen Sandy as the place they will raise their three children. She is running for Sandy City Council because she is passionate about serving her community and advocating for their interests, while maintaining the quality of life Sandy residents have come to know and expect.
Brooke has been an engaged Sandy resident for years, attended the Sandy City Citizens Academy in 2017 and subsequent city council meetings, giving her comprehensive knowledge of the issues facing Sandy. Even then she recognized the need for increased communication to, and between residents, prompting her to create a Facebook group for Sandy locals.
Brooke volunteers each year with the Sandy Healing Fields, and currently serves as the Chair for Lone Peak Elementary’s SCC. She also founded a parent group for the Canyons District’s post-secondary program for young adults with special needs, which is working to improve the program’s outcome for future students.
Brooke worked in banking and consumer finance for 17 years before opting for self-employment as she needed a greater degree of flexibility in order to provide the necessary care for their daughter with special needs.
Brooke is always aiming to increase her knowledge on a topic and educate herself to the fullest extent, so she may better serve her clients and her community. She is currently pursuing a business degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Utah.
Vote Brooke D’Sousa for Sandy District 4 – www.brookeforsandy.com
TJ McLelland has been a Sandy City Resident since 2014, but a Salt Lake Valley resident for the better part of two decades. He has a beautiful family of four kiddos and an amazing sweet bride of almost 15 years. It is awesome to call this great city, home. He loves to live, work, and play. His many hobbies include wakeboarding, crunching numbers with spreadsheets, and golfing with anyone willing to go.
TJ has led teams and knows how to get things done. Many of these experiences have come from Active Duty Air Force Service, with deployments to Afghanistan, Africa, and numerous temporary duty locations. During one instance he showed charisma and teamwork when an F-15E was unable to move on an active runway, quick concise decisions were made to remove that aircraft safely. A philosophy that has been instilled in him by former supervisors is, “share success and own failure.” He loves to share success with the team that is built around him or accept failure and learn from it. Time and time again he proved to be able to listen to others in stressful situations and provide spot on feedback or use that information to make a calculated decision.
Sandy will be the next frontline for team building, success, great negotiations, listening, spreading communication, awareness, increasing revenue, developing partnerships, gaining great strides in sustainability, and above all accepting responsibility for unseen failures.
TJ has an open-door policy, reach out to him anytime. Vote for him. Thanks.
Monica "Monica Z" Zoltanski
Monica Zoltanski is a longtime Sandy resident, grass-roots organizer, former Sandy prosecuting attorney, and small business owner.
An influential leader with a strong track record of achieving results, Monica is often found out in Sandy's parks and trails. She took action in 2017 when Dimple Dell Park was approved to be paved. Recognized in her red cowboy hat, she led the campaign to stop the $4M asphalt construction. Monica founded the Dimple Dell Preservation nonprofit which organizes the wildly successful annual Earth Day Cleanup and hosts park education and preservation events.
Known as a thoughtful listener and a respected community voice, Monica speaks up at city meetings for frustrated neighbors worried about congestion and high density. She advocates for police, fire, and city workers. She organized to toughen fines against irresponsible builders who litter commercial waste. She works to expand police patrols and traffic enforcement in under-served areas. During the water contamination crisis, she personally went door-to-door to alert residents and organized volunteers to collect samples. Monica is on record, publicly critical of the delayed and inadequate communication during the crisis, and has identified critical areas for improvement.
These accomplishments reflect years of volunteer and professional service for the people of Sandy. For a stronger Sandy, VOTE MONICA Z.
Please connect with Monica today talk about she can help improve your city services. (385) 449-1070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Jim, his wife Roslyn and their seven children have made their home in Sandy for the last 26 years. They returned to Utah after serving their country for nine years in the United States Air Force.
Upon graduating from the University of Utah with bachelor’s degrees in Speech Communication and Political Science, Jim was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF, and left for Missile Combat Crew training at Vandenberg AFB, CA.
After training, Jim was assigned to the 90th Strategic Missile Wing, Cheyenne, WY, where he served as a Minuteman III Nuclear Missile Launch Officer until selected by the Wing Commander to serve as the Chief of Protocol. While in Cheyenne, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Jim also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming.
Jim’s next assignment was Hurlburt Field, FL, where he was an instructor at the USAF Special Operations School until he resigned his officer commission to return to Utah and family.
Active in the community, Jim was a coach and a commissioner for Alta Canyon Pony League baseball, a Junior Achievement volunteer and coordinates the United Way Day of Caring for his employer—the 3M Company—where he has worked for the past 23 years, currently with responsibility for business partner relationships. He’s attended city council meetings for the last two years.
Jim is running to help individual citizens with their concerns. He would appreciate your support and VOTE.
Joel and Mandi Frost moved to Sandy in 2005. The Frosts live near downtown Sandy with their 2 children. Joel owns and operates 2 small businesses based in Sandy; a residential appraisal firm (ExcelAppraise) and Frost Real Estate Team.
Joel has a track record of community service locally and abroad:
Candidate for Council At-Large
As the daughter of a career Army officer, Marci grew up in a home where service was simply what was done. Both of her parents modeled what service looks like when you care about your community and your nation. As a wife, mother of four and career educator Marci has followed in her parents’ footsteps by serving her community in a variety of ways.
Marci has worked in education for over 20 years with teaching experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. She has served as a school principal and as a turnaround specialist. She has partnered with the state of Utah as well as districts across Utah to transform teaching and learning. As a leader in education, Marci has extensive experience building and leading teams that effectively collaborate to solve complex challenges.
Though the city has many priorities to consider when making decisions, Marci believes that public safety should be first and foremost in the minds of city leaders. She believes it is essential to measure our return on investment to ensure that what we are doing is having the desired impact on our identified priorities.
Marci believes there is an opportunity to improve how our city communicates and collaborates so that we are serving our residents to the very best of our ability. She believes we can do better and she would like to be a part of the solution.
Candidate for Sandy City Council At-Large
Cyndi Sharkey is a 21-year resident of the Willow Creek area. She is a 35-year veteran of the IT industry who was a corporate executive before opening her executive recruiting practice 20 years ago. She serves national clients in the IT solutions and services sector. She has two grown daughters who live and work in the Salt Lake County area.
Cyndi has served on the Sandy City Planning Commission for more than two years. She is also a member of the Architectural Committee which reviews building design and materials plans for new commercial development projects throughout the City. She was awarded Sandy City’s Outstanding Citizen Contribution Award in 2015.
Cyndi Sharkey loves Sandy and wants to keep it on the right course. There are growing pressures ahead relative to growth, infrastructure, budgeting, taxation, traffic, housing, open space, and sustainability that must be addressed. It’s crucial to adopt a careful approach which ensures preservation of the wonderful aspects of living and working in Sandy while accommodating the unavoidable realities of population growth along the Wasatch Front.
Experience will be essential in addressing these issues. Cyndi’s knowledge of municipal organization, policy, budgets, and practices are vital. She is known for persistently asking questions, collecting data, and thoroughly contemplating all viewpoints before rendering a decision.
Cyndi Sharkey is Charting the Course to a Better Sandy and asks you to join her. Vote Sharkey!
“It’s about community”
Dea Theodore has lived in Sandy for 15 years, she is a wife and mother to two children. There is no place she would rather call home! Dea is a University of Utah alumni, and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dea is employed by the Canyons School District and loves working with children. She is a marathon runner, trail runner and pass holder at Snowbird. You can find Dea hiking with her family, at local events and playgrounds or swimming at Alta Canyon.
Some of Dea’s earliest memories of service in Sandy involves animal rescue. Dea currently serves as an elected member of the School Community Council and has served on the PTA board. In addition, she serves as a Girl Scout leader and State Delegate. Dea’s involvement has also included Sandy Citizens Academy as well as the Sandy Citizens Police Academy, through these programs she has gained experience and knowledge of city operations as well as municipal government. During the Sandy water incident, Dea stepped up to help in the community by going to door to door to sample water. Dea really cares about Sandy! Dea attends all of the City Council meetings in person or via live streaming and has been a regular for public comment. She loves being involved on a local level and seeks to understand the issues we face as a city and working hard to find the best solutions.
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