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Meet the Candidates for Mayor and City Council

Tomorrow — Saturday, July 29 — is an event you may not want to miss: a rare opportunity to meet the candidates for American Fork mayor and city council before the August primary election reduces the field.

(The photo is from a similar event in 2015.)

Who, Where, When

As it has before, the American Fork Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event at the American Fork Hospital, at 170 N 1100 E in American Fork. It will be in the new education room in the surgery and emergency building. I suggest allowing a few extra minutes to find it, if you haven’t been there before.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event.

State Auditor John Dougall will moderate the event. He’s an old, skilled hand at this and a familiar face.

What, How

From 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. there will be an informal opportunity to meet and speak with various candidates.

At 10:00 a.m. the mayoral candidates will answer questions in a debate format.

Beginning about 10:30 or 10:45 a.m., the city council candidates will do the same.

You’re welcome to send questions in advance to Josh Walker at chamber@afcity.net.

If things go as usual, the audience may also submit written questions to the moderator, who may then ask, not ask, combine, or edit the questions as he deems appropriate. (That’s what a moderator does.) Then each candidate will be given the same length of time to answer.

It’s common for the candidates to linger after these events to chat further with the voters.

A Few More Notes

I’ll be there. I plan to record the event and present the audio here in sections, as I’ve done before, and to offer written notes and highlights, and likely some commentary and analysis.

If others who attend want to send me their thoughts about what they see and hear — assuming they’re substantive and appropriate for publication here — I’ll find a suitable way to post them.

If you can spare a minute away from candidates during the informal part of the event, come say hello. I look somewhat like this, except that I usually appear in color:

David Rodeback

If you want to brush up on the candidates before you go, you might start with these posts about mayoral and city council candidates and with the city’s official Voter Information Pamphlet.

Finally, I’m hearing that one city council candidate is dropping out of the race. When I’ve confirmed that, I’ll tell you which one.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Tiffany Coughran

    Can you do a Facebook livestream??? We would like to be there but cannot.

    • David Rodeback

      Thanks for asking. I’m not set up to do that, but I do plan to post audio soon. Also, the Chamber of Commerce itself is videotaping the event.

    • Tiffany Coughran

      Thank you! How can we view their taping of the event?

    • David Rodeback

      I’ll ask.

    • David Rodeback

      The video should be at the Chamber’s website, with links on their Facebook page, and I’ll link to it too.

    • Tiffany Coughran

      Thank you!