Mayor Wright Welcomes New Council Members

As Mayor, I would like to thank all the candidates who campaigned for the three open seats for the Payson City Council. Tyler Moore, Anne Moss, Brian Hulet, Ryan Rowley, Teancum Clark, Kirk Beecher, Carl Brines, Easton Brady, and Lacee Smith all ran a very professional campaign.  

I would like to congratulate Anne Moss, Ryan Rowley, and Brian Hulet for being elected to the council. I look forward to working with them and having them join our team.  I would like to highlight each of them.

Anne Moss
Anne Moss

Anne Moss

Anne moved to Payson in 2007 with her husband, two little ones, and one on the way, as the Golden Onion Days fireworks began exploding in the sky.  Anne began her involvement in the Payson community when she was elected to her children’s elementary school community council and advocated for continued focus on literacy. 

She has been elected several times to her neighborhood HOA board, acting as city liaison, and is currently the Vice President. Continually influential in keeping HOA dues low, she makes sure the HOA cuts costs and establishes sound financial decisions.

 Anne has been a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and believes in the importance of preserving and honoring Payson’s history. She has served as County and State delegate and firmly believes in limiting government involvement in the lives of citizens. She was also instrumental in stopping Payson’s plan to put high voltage power lines along SR 198. 

She is excited about Payson’s great future but wants to make sure the wonderful people of Payson aren’t neglected and burdened by costly and avoidable tax and rate increases. Anne is outspoken and honest and will boldly stand up for the good of Payson residents. She works for BYU at the J Reuben Clark Law Library.

Ryan Rowley
Ryan Rowley

Ryan Rowley

Payson City holds such a special place in Ryan’s heart and memories. He was born and raised here. He has been dependent on Payson City for his childhood memories and now his children’s memories as he and his wife Kara raise their children here.  He relies on this area for his way of life as a realtor helping people buy or sell homes to make memories and often gets to help Payson City residents in that process. Home ownership is a key to the American Dream. He is also a cherry farmer and loves agriculture, green space, and water. 

He worships Christ, works, plays, and lives in Payson.  He realizes from nearly every aspect how the decisions made, or not made in Payson City Hall impact our daily lives, because he is here every day all day.  He currently serves on the Payson City Planning Commission. He is grateful for this experience and for the wonderful people that work for Payson City that he’s been able to rub shoulders with. He feels the need to continue to serve and give some of his time back to the city and residents. He will focus on the Payson City residents and business owners.

He will ensure that the resident’s concerns and voices are heard. He will ask the tough questions, listen, observe, and always do his homework and vote for what is right. Payson is in flux and change, but progress must always follow common sense, including the infrastructure, water, and the best land use for a given area.  He will honor Payson’s past while protecting its future. He is grateful and humbled for the opportunity to serve my community.

Brian Hulet
Brian Hulet

Brian Hulet

Brian Hulet is a dedicated advocate for Payson with a proven record spanning over two decades.  Formerly a Payson City Council member for 6 ½ years, his leadership has driven economic growth. As the founder and chairman of the Payson Economic Development Committee and a consultant for city economic initiatives, Brian played a pivotal role, alongside me and the city council in attracting Parris RV to Payson. Under Brian’s vision, Payson was rebranded as “ Home to Adventure.”  A former Central Bank Vice-President, having twice served as Payson Chamber of Commerce president, he’s no stranger to fostering business relationships. 

Presently, Brian is a trustee at Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) and serves on the Historic Downtown Payson and Huish Boards. He was instrumental in helping bring MTECH to Payson.  Brian launched the PARC initiative, injecting over $1.87 million into local ventures, from pickleball courts and theaters to the Dry Creek trail.  A 22-year resident, he has five children and cherishes Payson’s essence. Brian’s vision for the next four years focuses on enhancing residents’ quality of life, ensuring safety and transparency, and bringing diverse businesses to Payson, including a sit-down restaurant.

A Note from the Publisher:
The Payson City City Council meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. at 439 W Utah Avenue. 

Find out the time of your city council meeting and participate.

Submitted by Mayor Bill Wright (Payson Mayor)

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