June 12, 2012
Residence: Old Ranch Road
Max Greenhalgh moved to Park City 37 years ago and worked as the planning director and administrative assistant to the County Commission. He said the county was facing a growth crisis then, just like they are now.
"As the county grew, we created the first master plan for the county, came up with organized garbage collection, a landfill, a health and fire department that are still around today," he said. "It is time once again to manage growth in a way that will not detract from what makes this place so special."
Greenhalgh is the current chair of the Basin Open Space Advisory Committee and formerly served as a Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner for 10 years. He said that what he learned while serving on both boards is that it is time to build upon what residents have done, preserve more open space and make sure the county can retain its charm.
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"The County Council needs to memorialize and build upon everything the citizens in the area have achieved in preserving our quality of life," Greenhalgh said. "I have been directly involved in the process and observed the growth here first hand. I understand the passion of the people and what makes this place so special."
Greenhalgh added that he would like to encourage more citizen participation in key county decisions and help residents adjust to the new form of county government that includes a county manager.
"I think we need to work on our day-to-day operations to achieve efficiency and make sure people don’t feel isolated from their elected officials," he said.