Colin DeFord

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Colin DeFord

I am passionate about this community, which my family and I are fortunate enough to call home.

Currently, I am serving my second term on the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission, of which I was a two-term chairperson.

I am a proud Park City Rotarian, where I am honored to be the Program Director.

I serve on the Board of Trustees at Park City Day School.

I serve on the Advisory Board of KPCW.

I have two daughters, ages 9 and 11, at Park City Day School.

“The only way forward is to elect people who are capable of holding opposing stories in their heads at the same time, and to reject those who can’t.” Op-Ed Columnist David Brooks, NYT.

This is the ability to look at, objectively, both sides of the coin; to hear both sides of the story.  I'm noticing that this is less and less common in politics these days. So many are focused on their side, and only their side, so much so that we have lost our ability to compromise. Hearing these opposing stories is something that I’ve grown accustomed to in my years on the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission.  It’s something that I am committed to, and it’s a trait that I will take with me to the Summit County Council.

Elections are about individuals identifying challenges and offering solutions to those challenges.

In my years serving on the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission, I have developed a remarkable relationship with the County Development Department and the Summit County Council, which I believe has helped the Snyderville Basin move forward, towards the goal of smart and sustainable growth. It has been with an open mind and a willingness to really hear both sides of the story that I attribute much of my success in working with these different bodies.  I look forward to the opportunity to work with all of you, as neighbors in Summit County, to research and offer the necessary solutions to the modern issues that we are facing in our rapidly-growing community.