Discuss the challenges and benefits of shifting the transportation paradigm in our communities. Three cities will share their process of changing the transportation paradigm in their cities. They will discuss some of the challenges associated with change, how they have and continue to overcome these challenges, and the benefits of making the change within their communities.
Cameron Diehl, Director of Government Relations, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Cameron Diehl has worked for ULCT for 7 years, coordinates all ULCT efforts at the county, state, and federal levels, and administers the Legislative Policy Committee. He is responsible for law enforcement, transportation funding, and literally every other conceivable political issue.
Dave Millheim, City Manager, Farmington
Dave has served as City Manager of two Utah Cities, Farmington and South Jordan. He was a real estate developer for a decade and has a private sector approach to government. He started in California where he was an Assistant City Manager in Morgan Hill and Palm Desert. He has been a volunteer Firefighter, negotiated contracts with Police and Fire unions and enjoys large complicated projects. He has written articles for Public Management Magazine on public and private sector decision making. He enjoys his cabin, reading, basketball, fishing and skiing (snow and water).
Bill Applegarth, Mayor, Riverton
Bill Applegarth is currently serving as mayor of Riverton City. He was elected mayor in 2005. Riverton has a population of about 42,000 people, with 74% of the population being under the age of 45. Improving the transportation infrastructure (active transportation, public transportation, and roads) are some of the most important responsibilities the mayor has.
Justin Anderson, City Engineer, Ogden
Justin Anderson is the Public Service Deputy Director and City Engineer for Ogden City. He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and has 13 years of experience. Justin instigated Phase 1 of the Grant Avenue Promenade which received the “2015 Active Transportation & Health Summit Outstanding Project of the Year Award” for Utah. Over the past 7 years he has been responsible for over $130 million dollars of public infrastructure improvements. He enjoys fishing, horseback riding and spending time with his wife and two boys.