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. Considering how close the contest was two years ago, even a slight increase in the partisan gap could prove decisive.
Citizen advisory board begins reviewing TVPD use-of-force and vehicle pursuit cases
In keeping with the city’s pledge to make transparency a top priority of the police department it formed 15 months ago, last spring Mayor Kristie Overson selected the five CAB members. Since then, Dan Armstrong, Randy Freestone, John Lefavor, Dean Paynter and Lynette Wendel have undergone months of thorough training to prepare them for the case details they have now begun to review each month.
Night Out Against Crime ties in with the city’s Starry Nights @ the Plaza to entertain and educate
The successful summer series of Saturday night activities outside Taylorsville City Hall finally wrapped up last weekend (Aug. 27), when city officials and sculpture artists from several states unveiled pieces of art throughout Centennial Plaza. You may recall, six art pieces were displayed throughout the plaza a year ago, as the city launched its Plaza +ART program. This time around, 14 new pieces of art were unveiled.
Public Safety Committee member Lynette Wendel on 'Night Out Against Crime'
“Just before the event started, we had such a beautiful rainbow,” Wendel said. “I think the rain did cut into our crowd a bit. But that made it more pleasant and leisurely for those who did come out. There were no long lines. So much information was shared. I mean, with the food trucks and music…come on… it was just a great event.”
Utah House race: District boundaries change, but the opponents remain the same – Wendel vs. Dunnigan
"If Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed could stage a made-for-Hollywood rematch 40+ years ago, why not Lynette Wendell and Jim Dunnigan in 2022? For those not old enough to remember, Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky was a huge underdog in the original film against the established heavyweight boxing champion, Creed. It was pretty much like nearly every Democrat in Utah who ever faces an incumbent Republican, in any race.
But with the Penguin in his corner (Burgess Meredith), Rocky barely lost. Kind of like Wendel, at the height of the pre-vaccine pandemic, in November 2020."
Community Advisory Board to review Taylorsville police officer uses of force and high-speed chases
"Wendel has already volunteered for many years as a member of the Taylorsville Planning Commission, where she is vice chair this year. Wendel is also an active member of the city’s Public Safety Committee. And for the second time in as many years, she is running for a seat in the State House of Representatives."
Taylorsville Public Safety Committee hopes to grow the city’s neighborhood watch program in 2022
"You can’t really feel empathy for someone until you have walked in their shoes."
What the Bennion Learning Center is doing to slow the spread
The Bennion Learning Center in Taylorsville is keeping their kids safe, while also helping with community vaccination needs.
Summit Vista residents remain 100% COVID-19 free as several learn how to make pet toys from ‘junk’
“These are the same dog and cat toys—made from old socks, water bottles, toilet paper rolls and small bells—that we taught the elementary school kids to make earlier this year,” Wendel said. “Summit Vista residents are so engaged and such a big part of our community. We wanted to make sure they have an outlet to remain active.”
House candidate and her campaign volunteers offering community assistance during pandemic
"The most pleasant surprise has been there are a lot more people offering to help others than people needing assistance"
The Tribune reports on the Taylorsville Food Pantry
"One of every 11 Utah households that reported they had plenty to eat before the pandemic now say they do not. About half of Utah households, 51%, said they couldn’t afford to buy more food.
Most households said they could not get out to obtain food or find what they wanted. That includes 55% who said they couldn’t find the food they like, and 79% who said they were afraid or did not want to venture out to get food."
Discussing Community Check-in with Devin Thorpe
Planning Commission member Wendel working to unseat Dunnigan for his District 39 Utah House seat
“Lynette has been a champion volunteer and an amazing member of our Taylorsville Planning Commission,” said Mayor Kristie Overson, a former member of that same group. “She is very enthusiastic. I applaud her. She is bold and brave.”
New leaders making changes at West Valley City-Taylorsville Animal Services
“We are so grateful to the mayor (Kristie Overson) and city council for hearing our concerns and supporting changes at the shelter,” Wendel said. “When the shelter director position came open, we asked them to include language in the job listing for applicants with animal welfare backgrounds. They did that, and we are appreciative of the new director’s background.”
Apartment Development Agreement
Lynette's proactive planning skills through her work on the Taylorsville Planning Commission to increase housing choices in our community.
Women's Leadership Institute
“I am so proud of these strong women and the initiative they have taken to strengthen their leadership skills,” shares Taylorsville Mayor Kristie Overson. “They already are making tremendous contributions to our Taylorsville community and I can’t thank them enough for their efforts and willingness to serve.”
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