FRUIT HEIGHTS -- Fruit Heights Mayor Todd Stevenson does not plan to seek re-election.
After serving for two terms as mayor, and on the city council for six years prior to that, Stevenson said he is ready to move on.
"I enjoyed doing it, and it's been very satisfying, but I feel like a change of leadership is important for the city," said Stevenson. "Everyone benefits by getting someone with new energy and new ideas."
When he first began his tenure as mayor, he started up the city's annual Founders Day Celebration held in August.
"I felt like it was important to unite the community and have some feeling of identity," said Stevenson.
It took a few years to catch on, he said, but seven years later, the event is picking up steam in the community.
His tenure also saw the construction of Mountain Road, the implementation of a green waste recycling program, and the legislative process of acquiring land from the U.S. Forest Service for a cemetery.
"It has been very satisfying to move that forward, and hopefully it will be done by the end of my term," Stevenson said.