Editor,I am a native Ogdenite and very active in the Ogden community and its politics. I love Ogden's beautiful scenery, its diversity and ability as a city to move steadily into the 21st century. Through the years Ogden had its glorious days, its mansions and famous people. We also had days of crisis such as the 2008-2010 mortgage debacle and violent gangs, but Ogden's elected officials turned these crisis into positive opportunities; sharing their fruits of their labor with new arrivals and returning Ogdenites.Councilman Doug Stephens from Ward 3, who is up for re-election has the experience that is needed, as Steve Curtis has quoted from the Ogden Standard's article of September 27, ("City's quality of life a big concern for big business"), "Landmarks can be important for future marketing purposes and the proximity to indoor and outdoor leisure opportunities is primary to an every-changing corporate America." I've seen this with the continued beautification of Ogden such as the park trails, revitalizing of 25th Street, revitalizing of inner city communities and Junction City's surrounding area. Councilman Stephens deserves recognition for this.