June 12, 2012
Residence: Aspen Springs, Park City
Occupation: Entertainment attorney
Roger Armstrong moved to Park City from Los Angeles seven years ago where he served as the vice-president at two movie studios and co-managed his law firm’s entertainment practice. According to Armstrong, the leadership experience and skill set he has acquired through his work makes him a skilled negotiator and leader, as well as the perfect fit for the Summit County Council.
"The County Council does a lot of negotiating with developers, like Boyer, Stone Ridge and people with vested property rights from decades ago who are now looking to exercise them despite the negative impacts," he said. "The Council needs somebody with a strong skill set to resolve these issues and litigate or negotiate. I know how to interpret statutes and I think that will really come into play."
Armstrong said he also has extensive experience with different groups, including serving on the board of the Park City Academy during its merger into the Park City Day School and he currently serves on the board of the Utah Film Center and the Motion Picture Advisory Committee for the Utah Governor’s Office.
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Among the issues that Armstrong wants to focus on if elected to the County Council, managing growth and development top his list.
"I think we really need to get our arms around the general plan and development code so that we can be very thoughtful about how we continue to develop our long-range plans," he said. "I think this is a great time to pause, look at where we have come from and really figure out what we should do now so that we have a plan moving forward."
Armstrong added that he would also like to focus on transportation to make sure that traffic patterns and volume in the area are controlled.