Name: Sue Bybee
Family: Married, two wonderful daughters, and three grandsons
Hobbies: Family, writing historical histories, genealogy, reading, crocheting, gardening, and traveling.
1. Name some of the qualifications you possess that makes you the best choice to represent your city?
I am passionate about Uintah, I love living in Uintah, and I care what happen here, how it affects others, and how it will affect Uintah. I have worked the last 7 years in Uintah City and have extensive experience at all levels of the government and working with the private sector.
2. What political ideals and philosophies guide your decision-making process?
We need to work together as a community, listening to each other, and actively seek common ground and mutually workable solutions. There is always two sides to any problem or argument, both sides need to be viewed, good ideas, discussion, and opportunities are lost if we don't listen to each other.
3. What is the most important issue facing your city?
Uintah is a community in transition. Once a quiet rural city, Uintah now finds itself enmeshed in changes associated with growth. The most important issue facing our city is to create a balance between the established ways of life in Uintah and provide services that improve the quality of life. It is essential that we move forward with a pressurized irrigation system which would save water, money, and reduce the strain on the culinary system. We need to make Uintah a place that our grandchildren will want and can afford to live in, a community that we can be proud of the improvements that have made, and a place that citizens are going to continue to want to stay here.
4. Name some qualities that you possess that make you a good team worker and able to bring consensus among city leaders.
My education, experience, and training have taught me the importance of teamwork as well as many lessons on the importance that teamwork can play in the betterment of our community. Our city, like other cities, will continue to face the challenges of providing essential services, improvements, and opportunities for the citizens. And then there are the challenges that arise between neighbors, violations, etc. that are so important to those involved that need to be resolved. These are often difficult issues with varying opinions. To bring consensus we need to listen to the residents, encourage a spirit of compromise, and work effectively with city council members, mayor, and other city personnel .
5. What do you think will be some major issues your city will face a generation from now?
Population growth, ability to provide tax generated revenue to accomplish major public work projects and federally mandated programs, the need to retain water, provision of a safe pedestrian environment, protect environmentally sensitive lands, and the need to provide services to the citizens.