My name is Doug Cortney. I hope to serve Highland as a member of the City Council.
Highland faces significant challenges in the coming years, mostly related to the budget. We have two choices. Come together and overcome these challenges or let them tear us apart.
We can't afford to tear our community apart. We need to elect City Council members who will bring us together.
I am currently a member of the Library Board, and I volunteer with the Highland Fling and with the Beautification committee. I have attended City Council meetings for the last year. I have worked with many of you on land use or other issues before the Council. As a director of software development, my job has been bringing people together to solve problems. Let me do so for Highland.
- Budgeting for future needs
- Solving the Open Space Fee issue
- Maintaining the character of Highland
- Honestly listening to the concerns of residents
I know that we won't always agree. When we disagree, you'll have an honest opportunity to change my mind.
My name is Doug Cortney, and I ask you to trust me with your vote.
Timothy A. Ball
I want to preserve the charming characteristics of Highland City that made it so attractive to us. I am concerned about the positions and voting records of some of our past representatives – particularly when it comes to zoning. Zoning has a huge effect on our local traffic, infrastructure and schools. My wife and I have fought hard to preserve the low density R-1-40 zoning that is unique to Highland, and are concerned that Highland is being redesigned one development at a time. I believe in the Highland brand, set forth in the Highland City Vision Statement and General Plan.
In addition to zoning, we must face critical issues including budget and finance, roads, parks and trails and business development. I am beholden to no one and have only in mind the best interest of Highland residents and ultimately, the City of Highland.
Brittney P. Bills
Like many of you, my family was drawn to Highland years ago because of its stunning beauty, excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and great families. As Highland grapples with many important issues, we need sound policy and leaders with the courage to make decisions that will secure the future of our city and protect the rich heritage of our past.
I will preserve all that's good about Highland, while paving the way for sustainable, sensible growth. I am committed to keeping taxes as low as possible by finding efficiencies, reducing operational costs, and increasing revenue. I am committed to maintaining the small-town feel of Highland, and safeguarding its residents. As a current member of the Planning Commission, I have walked your neighborhoods, driven your roads, and responded to your feedback before voting. As a City Council member, I will continue to conduct extensive research, engage in respectful and civil discourse, and consider all viewpoints.
My education (Bachelor's in Political Science and Master's in Public Policy Analysis) and many years of serving on numerous local councils, committees, and boards has qualified me for City Council, but more importantly, my public service experience has fueled my lifelong passion for bettering our community.
My name is Kim Rodela and I'm running for Highland City Council. I have been a resident of Highland for 8 years and love living here! I am a wife and mother to 4 great kids. We moved here because of the amazing location, open space, and large lots. I'm committed to keeping Highland how we all envision it. I support low-density housing and responsible commercial property development.
I have a Master in Public Administration and have served in a variety of public services throughout my years, including the City of St. George, Budget Analyst for the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, Utah County Delegate, and currently PTA Treasurer and Executive Director of a Non-Profit. I am skilled in finding unique ways to decrease expenses and increase revenues in government budgets. It is the City's responsibility to be financially prudent with the tax payer's money. At the same time, I believe in being proactive in maintaining our City and not pushing off much needed projects.
I have become more and more convinced it's time for new ideas and a fresh perspective. I believe that I have the right background, education, and experience to Build a Better Highland Together.
Kenneth S. Knapton III
My family's love for horses brought us to Highland so we could have them on our property. We quickly fell in love with the open spaces and freedom of Highland, and appreciate the distinction our city provides from surrounding towns. I am running for Highland City Council to do my part to help maintain the unique and open feel that has made Highland City so great.
As your Highland City Council member, I will:
- Listen to and work together with you
- Work to restore and maintain our various parks and trails
- Apply my executive experience and principles of fiscal responsibility to Highland's budget to ensure taxpayers receive maximum return on their investment
- Be transparent and communicate openly and frequently