Name: Eileen Moss
Occupation: Current City Council Member, part-time substitute teacher, part-time volunteer for a variety of causes, and very importantly - Mom
Family: Married to Clark Moss for 31 years. Have 4 children and 1 grandchild as well as host a Japanese High School Exchange Student.
A* Indexing family history records and working with others to encourage their participation in the indexing program.
A* Volunteering in the federal tax assistance program.
A* Playing chess with my son.
A* Volunteering with Premium International Exchange to foster cultural exchanges with Japanese and Korean children for one month summer home stays and year-round High School students.
1. Name some of the qualifications you possess that makes you the best choice to represent your city?
Serving as a volunteer on the Planning Commission for 9 years prior to being elected to City Council gave me a great foundation in our City government. Since I have been serving on the Council, I have chaired the Emergency Preparedness Committee and have worked through FEMA training to gain up to date information on government responsibility in the event of emergency situations. Since we contract with others for our police and fire protection, our City government and the Emergency Preparedness Committee will be highly involved if there is an emergency. Additionally, my degree in Family Finance from BYU helps me understand the complexity of the budgeting process. I also am a member of the Utah League of Cities and Towns Legislative Policy Committee.
2. What political ideals and philosophies guide your decision-making process?
I believe in a fiscally conservative government - a government that exists to serve the people while remaining unobtrusive and as small as possible. I believe it is my responsibility to stay informed on issues that affect our city and in being available to the citizens. Volunteerism helps our city to be cohesive and frugal at the same time. Maintaining open, honest and fair government is vital to the well-being of our community.
3. What is the most important issue facing your city?
Right now the downturn in the economic situation is facing everyone and I have consistently resisted any efforts to have our city take on any debt, which has helped our city weather the current storm. We pay for our projects as we go by saving and using long-term planning.
4. Name some qualities that you possess that make you a good team worker and able to bring consensus among city leaders.
Words that describe me are responsible, involved, knowledgeable and experienced. I believe in working along side the team to accomplish goals and embrace suggestions from others that help us achieve great things!
5. What do you think will be some major issues your city will face a generation from now?
Highway 89 improvements will probably still be a concern and since we are a small, bedroom community, I believe we will have to continue to work hard to stay up with ever changing laws and regulations, as well as unfunded mandates that will threaten our budgeting process. I have been very involved with the Utah League of Cities and Towns to help me stay abreast on ongoing state and federal law changes that affect our city.