Mayor: Ser­vice is cen­tral to build­ing com­mu­nity

By Mayor Kirk Hun­saker San­taquin City


As I have looked back on a won­der­ful year and look for­ward to new op­por­tu­nity ein 2017, I am thank­ful for such a gen­er­ous com­mu­nity. We are lucky to live in a place where ser­vice is part of our ev­ery­day life. We have had the op­por­tu­nity to see it with these re­cent win­ter storms: neigh­bors help­ing each other re­move snow from drive­ways and side­walks. I think it is so im­por­tant to not be­come com­pla­cent in our com­mu­ni­ties. Find ways to serve oth­ers in your town, your neigh­bor­hoods and even in your own fam­ily. There is a fa­mous quote that says, “The best way to find your­self is to lose your­self in the ser­vice of oth­ers.” So many around us are in need of some­thing. When we all lend a hand and start think­ing of our neigh­bor, it builds trust and tears down walls. It cre­ates an ex­am­ple to our chil­dren and cre­ates that small-town feel that we all love. So of­ten we rely on gov­ern­ment to take care of those in need. Gov­ern­ment has a role to play, but it is no sub­sti­tute for in­di­vid­u­als help­ing oth­ers.

I am proud to live in an area that finds serv­ing oth­ers not only re­ward­ing but es­sen­tial in build­ing a strong sense of com­mu­nity. I hope that we can all look for op­por­tu­ni­ties to help our neigh­bor, be­come more in­volved in a wor­thy cause and find a way to serve in some ca­pac­ity this year.

Mayor Kirk Hun­saker

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