Mayor's Message: The Next Four Years

Mayor Trent StaggsBy Mayor Trent Staggs

In November 2017, I was honored to be elected as mayor of Riverton City. I ran on a platform to lower taxes and fees, improve essential city services, drive economic development, fight for responsible growth, enhance community interactions and communications, and ultimately lead Riverton into the future. Immediately upon assuming office, I led our governing body in the creation and implementation of a new city mission and vision statement, as well as the drafting of eight strategic priorities. Together, these important documents would serve as our agenda over the next four years.

The first four years are now concluding, and I have worked tirelessly alongside our great city council and city employees to realize that vision laid out in our strategic plan. I’m happy to report we have accomplished virtually all of the initiatives and measures tied to all eight strategic priorities, producing some key results such as saving millions of dollars annually in property taxes, adding more officers with our own police department, lowered government costs through innovation with the lowest utility fees in the region, adding millions in sales tax revenues, securing new developments like Mountain View Village and Costco, and working regionally with our neighbors to plan for responsible growth and receive critical infrastructure funding. Undoubtedly, Riverton is in a much stronger position today not just financially, but also with respect to our delivery of city services and community engagement.

I am humbled by your decision to re-elect me as your mayor. It is my plan to build on the success of the last four years and ensure we continue to innovate, work alongside community partners to provide better services and create a more prosperous Riverton. I would like to prioritize more economic development, innovation in city government to continue driving down taxes and fees, improve the historic downtown, enhance water availability and quality and improve broadband infrastructure. I’m also a firm believer in free markets and limited government, which is why I will continue to support our local businesses and do my part to protect individual liberty for every Riverton resident. As long as I am mayor, I promise to uphold my oath to support, obey and defend our Constitution and protect the God-given rights of all those that call this great city home.

As we start 2022, our governing body will create a new four-year strategic plan on January 22. Please provide your input by reaching out to me and your councilmembers with suggestions on how we can make Riverton an even better place to live, work or play.

I want to thank the Riverton City staff, councilmembers and you, our amazing residents, for your continued support. I love this community and feel blessed to call Riverton home. I’m excited to see what these next four years will bring and hope we can continue to work together to create the most flourishing community in the entire state.

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