Name: Brian D. Cook
Occupation: Reading Specialist, Burton Elementary
Family: Wife: Eileen, 5 daughters, and 20 grandchildren
Hobbies: Golf, bowling, reading, and sports spectating (grandchildren and Davis High)
1. Name some of the qualifications you possess that makes you the best choice to represent your city?
I would like to refer citizens to my website: www.votebriancook.com .
Eight years as Mayor of Kaysville City
Chairman of the Davis County Board of Health
Davis County Council of Governments
Davis County Business Development Committee
Chairman of the Davis County Trails Commitee
Board of Directors for Wasach Integrated
Davis Chamber of ommerce Board
Davis Channel 17 Advisory Boad
Neighborhood Chair for the city master plan
Chair of Davis High citizen's committee
President of the Kaysville Rotary Club
2. What political ideals and philosophies guide your decision-making process?
A great hockey player said when asked why he was so good: "I skate to where the puck is going not to where it has been." As a council we need to show the same wisdom. Kaysville has a bright future. It is one of the greatest places on earth to live and raise a family. We need to honor its past by paying attention to its future.
We have a slate of good candidates and I am honored to be among them. My desire would be that all who can will exercise their right to vote and that those chosen will lead us with wisdom and integrity.
3. What is the most important issue facing your city?
The biggest issue facing the city differs depending on each citizen's unique perspective. All are important and citizens need to know that those serving are in tune with their needs and are open and fair in their dealings. Some of the most important issues I look to are: converting to a fulltime fire department, more traffic lights, adequate police force, and building a strong economic base. The down-turn of the economy has created a financial situation that will make these issues very challenging.
Development is always a concern. The city has a general master plan created by the citizens. I chaired one of the neighborhood committees that helped create the plan. Citizens need to have faith that their plan will be followed.
4. Name some qualities that you possess that make you a good team worker and able to bring consensus among city leaders.
All of us love Kaysville! It is where we have chosen to live and raise our families. It was a pleasure to serve you as your Mayor. During that time our city experienced great progress as a result of a unified team approach between the public, the Mayor, the City Council, and our dedicated staff. I believe that great things are accomplished best when individuals work together. There is more to be done. I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the City Council. I will continue with this team approach, assuring that our community continues to be the place we have all come to love.
5. What do you think will be some major issues your city will face a generation from now?
My concerns for the next generation lie in the areas of safety, housing, and finance. The social climate of the country is changing. I am concerned about the security of the family as the basic unit of society. I believe the safety of our children will be a major issue. When the family and our children are protected then question arise like. Where do our children's children live and how will the city pay for the services they need?