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Community council welcomes three new members

Apr 03, 2017 09:50AM ● Published by Kelly Cannon

Chris Sveiven introduces himself to the Sugar House Community Council. Sveiven was one of three new trustees added to the council. (Kelly Cannon/City Journals)

By Kelly Cannon | kelly@mycityjournals.com

There are three new trustees of the Sugar House Community Council. The new members were approved during the March 1 meeting. All three members are from the Nibley Park area near or on Simpson Avenue.

“I’ve been on the community council for close to eight years and we’ve never had representation from Nibley (Park),” said Trustee Sally Barraclough in introducing the new trustees. “This is going to be really terrific.”

New Trustee Dayna McKee has lived in her home off Green Street and Simpson Avenue for the past 13 years. McKee referenced the announcement of a homeless shelter being built on Simpson Avenue as being the reason she wanted to get involved in her community. The site plans have since been removed.

“I was able to make really good friends with my neighbors through that and we’ve really been building a sense of community,” McKee said. “I think we have some skills that hopefully we can contribute to the council and use those skills to help the entire neighborhood in whatever way is possible.”

One of the other new trustees was Shane Stroud who has lived in the neighborhood for a little over a year. Stroud said he also believed people have only gotten involved in the neighborhood after the homeless shelter was announced.

“But one of the greatest benefits of that was to come to one of these meetings and see how involved everyone is,” Stroud said. “That’s really inspiring and that’s why I wanted to join the council. I think I have great neighbors and I think I want to be involved a little bit more.”

The third of the new trustees was Chris Sveiven who has lived in Sugar House for the past two years, both on Main Street and Simpson Avenue.

“I’m fairly new to Utah but I absolutely love Sugar House. I feel we have a good team in our neighborhood,” Sveiven said. “It’s not really neighbors but friends and neighbors. I’m really looking to get involved and stay involved.”

Svieven said with all the “craziness” that happened regarding the announced homeless shelter in Sugar House, he felt it was important for the neighborhood to have some representation.

“I’m excited and I’m really excited to take a more active role in the community in this great Sugar House area,” Svieven said.

Each of the new trustees will serve until April 2020 when their term expires. They can either

re-enlist or allow someone else to take their spot.

Contact information for the three new trustees and all trustees can be found at sugarhousecouncil.org

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