September 8, 2023 – 2023 Municipal Primary Elections Unofficial Results, Upcoming Community Engagement Opportunities & National Suicide Prevention Week

Today, we cover…

  • 2023 Municipal Primary Elections Unofficial Results
  • Upcoming Community Engagement Opportunities (Fall Noxious Weeds Tour, Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series, Our Summit Questionnaire #3, 2024 County Calendar Photo Contest)
  • National Suicide Prevention Week 

Elections Update 

The 2023 Municipal Primary Elections took place for Coalville City, Park City and South Summit Fire District earlier this week on Tuesday, September 5. Unofficial results shared by the County Clerk’s Office on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 6 show the following results. 

Coalville City Council will have the following 6 candidates on the General Election ballot: 

  • Lynn Wood
  • Shaun H. Powis
  • Stefanie Bowen
  • Brandon Brady
  • Tyler Rowser
  • Cindy Padgett

Park City Council will have the following 6 candidates on the General Election ballot: 

  • Ryan Dickey
  • Ed Parigian
  • Matthew Nagie
  • Bob Sertner
  • John Greenfield
  • Bill Ciraco

And, South Summit Fire District Commission will have the following 4 candidates on the General Election ballot: 

  • Julie Anna Black
  • Thayne D. Stembridge
  • Larry Leifson
  • David Ure

The canvasses to certify these results will take place on September 19, 2023 at each entity that held an election, so at Coalville City, Park City, and South Summit Fire District.

As a reminder the 2023 Municipal General Elections will take place on November 21, 2023. We’ll be sure to keep our listeners updated with information on the general elections in the coming weeks.

Community Engagement Opportunities 

Noxious Weeds Tour

Did you know fall is the best time to take care of noxious weeds? Summit County’s Weed Control program is hosting a Fall Community Noxious Weeds Tour TOMORROW Saturday, September 9 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM beginning at Richardson Flat Park and Ride to learn about the “most-wanted” weeds here in Summit County. There will be a specific focus on rosette identification and treating biennial weeds. Transportation will be provided for up to 14 people. RSVP for free at

Speaker Series

The 2023 Summit County Climate Change and Public Health Speaker Series is designed to elevate public health as a critical consideration of climate change action in our community. The second session of the speaker series will highlight how local risks to the natural environment influence the public’s physical and mental health. More details and FREE registration at

Questionnaire #3 

Don’t miss your chance to participate in Phase 3 of “Our Summit,” the county-wide community visioning process! Your responses will directly impact and guide the future of Summit County. In this phase, you’ll help us understand how YOU prioritize certain features of your local community, what enhancements you would like to see and how you think growth should be handled. Take Questionnaire 3 at

2024 County Calendar

Calling everyone who loves to photograph Summit County scenery! We want to include YOUR photos in our 2024 Summit County Calendar. Submit now through Sept. 15 at for a chance to showcase your photography.

All images must:

  • Be taken in Summit County
  • Be YOUR original work
  • Be high-resolution (no smartphone photos)

Winners will receive 3 calendars and will be featured on Summit County’s social media channels!

Suicide Prevention Week  

And finally, in honor of National Suicide Prevention week, we want to share a mantra of hope. “Live On” is a statewide effort here in Utah to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead, and Live On. 

Talking is the first step to preventing suicide. Make a difference by learning the warning signs and risk factors, having REAL conversations with people you care about, and sharing resources and creative ways to help those who are struggling. 

If you or a loved one needs to speak with a licensed clinician text or call 988.

For more information and resources on suicide prevention please visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at