As you drive around the City of Orem, it is quite apparent that we live in a very beautiful area. Employees citywide take great pride in maintaining this wonderful community. The City's mission is to "help our fellow citizens build and preserve a community in which we all want to live." In this community, we benefit from many amenities that residents of all ages enjoy. We also have a very high standard of living where we feel safe and free to pursue the pleasures of life. Many of the services that Public Works provides contribute directly to this end. Through your willingness to support high quality parks, playgrounds, ball fields, transportation systems, drinking water systems, water reclamation services, flood control facilities, cemetery, etc., we receive many valuable benefits that enhance our quality of life.
In addition, Public Works staff coordinates the efforts of numerous volunteers who serve on boards, commissions, and committees relevant to services provided by this department. For example, the Metropolitan Water District of Orem Board is comprised of seven residents who work closely with staff to coordinate Orem's long-term water needs and interests. Maintenance Division staff also works closely with the Beautification Advisory Commission to enhance the beauty of the City. The Summerfest Advisory Committee consists of nine volunteers who coordinate with seven fulltime employees representing four departments to plan for this celebration held annually in June. In addition, staff works closely with and/or serves on the Sleepy Ridge Golf Course Commission, Provo River Water Users Association Board, and Central Utah Water Conservancy District Board.
I appreciate the efforts of all those who serve on these boards, commissions, and committees, including representatives from the Orem City Council. They sacrifice many hours providing outstanding community service to the citizens of Orem. Moreover, I would like to thank the Public Works staff for their dedication, professionalism, and service provided to the residents of the City of Orem. Although many outstanding individuals work for this department, they work hard together as a team keeping the customer in mind. Working together, we truly help make Orem a great place to live, work, and play!
Christopher R. Tschirki
Public Works Director