SOUTH OGDEN -- There will be two new faces at city planning commission meetings.
Chris Hansen and Todd Heslop hope to help continue moving the city forward after being appointed to seats vacated by Jim Spencer and Joel Stewart.
"I've just really enjoyed the benefits of this community," Heslop said of his desire to sit on the planning commission. "As a regional sales manager, I've traveled a lot over the past eight years and I always just really looked forward to coming home."
A lifelong resident of South Ogden, Heslop attended Bonneville High School and earned his bachelor's degree at Weber State University.
He says he's excited to play a part in his community's development.
"Hopefully my greatest contributions are my passion and commitment to the city," he said. "I want to work with passionate citizens and others that are committed to making the city great."
Also born and raised in the area, Hansen found his way back to South Ogden after a job took him out of state for several years.
Hansen earned his bachelor's degree at Weber State before earning a master's degree in urban planning. He has worked for the Utah State Historic Preservation Office for the last seven years.
Playing a role in his community was just one reason Hansen cited as motivation to sit on the commission.
"It's my way of becoming more actively involved in the community," he said. "I think this is a great place to live and I want to see that continue well into the future."
Both new members are excited about being involved with a city they believe is on the right track.
"I think South Ogden has been moving in a good direction for a lot of years," Hansen said. "I just look forward to helping them chart that future."