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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Summit Solicits Votes To Select Board Members For The Wolf Creek Barn - VOTE NOW
It's voting season and we need you!
Polls are open November 1st - 6th to vote for your representative(s) to serve on the Wolf Barn Committee. Vote now via this link
In 2012, we purchased what is known as the Wolf Barn area. "We made the decision to purchase the land so that we could focus on preserving it," Elliott Bisnow in December, 2012.
As promised, we are committed to preserving the area and have asked the Ogden Valley Community to provide input on the best means to do this. We've received many suggestions and are currently forming a board that will determine the plan of action based on received input.
Below are individuals who have submitted their name to be considered for the Wolf Barn Committee. Of the five-member board, three will be from the Ogden Valley Community. Please vote for three individuals to best represent you.
I would like to be considered for one of the community board positions. I have lived in Eden for 8.5 years as a year around community member. I worked in Ogden for a number of years and for the past few years I have worked in the valley. My entire professional life has revolved around working in the community for the community. You will see from my resume that last year I developed a youth ski program at Powder Mtn. that brought 55 new season passes to Powder Mtn. Since Summit arrived in the valley I have also made a point of getting to know team members and would like to see this relationship between Weber county community and Summit community nurtured into a relationship that is defined by communication and action that benefit ALL that call this home. I hope I hear from you soon and thank you for your consideration.
During my professional career as an educator, I first served as a public school history teacher in New Jersey for 5 years before completing advanced degrees in the field of library science and educational technology. After teaching at James Madison University in Virginia for 28 years, I retired in 2000. In 2006 my wife and I decided to move to Eden where we could enjoy a very active outdoor lifestyle that included skiing, hiking, water sports, etc. Among the many volunteer activities we enjoy doing, has been our service for eight years as Utah AARP district coordinators responsible for developing and presenting activities for area members in Ogden, Weber and Morgan counties. In addition to serving in various ways with the Ogden Methodist Church's outreach to those in need, I also have a great interest in protecting the wildlife of our area, and enhancing the variety of cultural activities we offer to our local citizens. Without question, I consider my greatest moments and achievements in life to be my 49 years of marriage to my wife and the raising of our 4 adult children to become successful and contributing members of our great and cherished country. But none of this could have been done without the help and grace of my lord and savior, Jesus Christ and his Father.
Ellen A. Fowers
Retired executive assistant for Safeway Stores, Inc. and Visa, Intl. My duties included setting up and handling all aspects of meetings, both employees and bankers. In addition, I am now a full-time artist, (web-site will be back up shortly) contributing lots of art-work including murals to many organizations, college, and businesses. I grew up in the Ogden area, transferred to the Bay Area of California for the above noted career. I would enjoy helping in any way to beautify this Valley further with serious consideration to keeping our values and image intact.Upon retirement, I returned to the Ogden Valley as all my family is here - LUV this Valley
Both Jan and Gary are active members of the Ogden Valley GEM committee which tries to influence development in Ogden Valley with an emphasis on retaining open space and conserving Ogden Valley's natural resources. Both Jan and Gary were able to organize approximately 14 communities within and surrounding Wolf Creek Resort to obtain input on the future development of Wolf Creek Resort. We willingly volunteered for this task (via the GEM committee's request) to try to ensure there was a complete resort development plan in place, with input from the communities and the developers who now owned Wolf Creek parcels as a result of the bankruptcy auction. We also plan to publish a 1 year update on the progress made to date and to follow-up to ensure a complete, updated plan for Wolf Creek Resort gets filed with Weber County. Hopefully, this will include final plans for the Wolf Creek Barn parcel. Gary is active in the Ogden Valley CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), and has been very instrumental in getting a more effective CERT organizational infrastructure in place for Ogden Valley to be better prepared for disaster/emergency events.
Both Jan and Gary are active members of the Ogden Valley GEM committee which tries to influence development in Ogden Valley with an emphasis on retaining open space and conserving Ogden Valley's natural resources. Jan was appointed by Weber County to serve on the citizens' Advisory Committee to work with the Logan-Simpson consultants contracted by Weber County to review and update the development plan and recreation element plan for all of Ogden Valley. (Logan-Simpson consultant engagement is currently in progress). The Advisory Committee has sorted through a volume of community input on the future development of Ogden Valley, and all of this input is being considered for incorporation into the updated plan which will be reviewed at upcoming sessions with Ogden Valley residents. Both Jan and Gary were able to organize approximately 14 communities within and surrounding Wolf Creek Resort to obtain input on the future development of Wolf Creek Resort. We willingly volunteered for this task (via the GEM committee's request) to try to ensure there was a complete resort development plan in place, with input from the communities and the developers who now owned Wolf Creek parcels as a result of the bankruptcy auction. We also plan to publish a 1 year update on the progress made to date and to follow-up to ensure a complete, updated plan for Wolf Creek Resort gets filed with Weber County. Hopefully, this will include final plans for the Wolf Creek Barn parcel.
I have been living in the Valley for 10 years, understand the intent of the current General Plan and Recreational element, have followed the proposed new General Plan and been involved with the process and while I have my own personal views on needs for the valley and what role the Wolf Barn land could play ultimately it is the voice of the community that should be heard and followed.
I have lived in the Ogden Valley since August 2001, and am very dedicated in making our Neighborhood a great place to live. I recently retired, and work part-time at McKay Dee Hospital as a Dietitian. I have worked since 1974 after graduation from College, with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition Science, and a M.ED. in Education and Business Management. My career was based in the food service industry, mostly in corporate product development, sales, and training positions. I have organized the Neighborhood Watch Campaign in the Upper Wolf Creek area, and helped others, Highlands, Patio Springs, and Liberty areas with theirs. Active with projects for the Weber County Sheriff, CERT volunteer, and GOAL Foundation, keeps me aware of our great surroundings efforts of the County. I also am on the Board of Directors for the OUTreach projects in Northern Utah. Last year, I organized a funding campaign to help establish Youth Futures, the first Homeless Shelter and refuge for Teens.
I am in Virginia until Nov. 1st but here is just an outline: I taught junior high English in the valley for 20 years, was the 1998 Utah Teacher of the Year, was a founding member of the Nature Center in Ogden, and of the Community Foundation of Ogden Valley. I served on the Ogden Valley Planning Commission for 8 years. I am active in all things community because I am passionate about Ogden Valley. We have been privileged to live here for over 40 years and while we have travelled extensively, there is no place more beautiful to come home to.
Robert Lawrence Jacobs
Raised in Southern Cal. Moved to Colorado ski area when 27. Have a degree in English. The 60's was a time where people where taking all kinds of useless degrees. That was mine. Served an apprenticeship as a jeweler and silversmith in Beverly Hills right after college as I did not want to go on to get a doctorate and teach. Was in jewelry for 25 years along with some side work in construction and logging. Opened a jewelry business in Steamboat Springs, with one of my brothers in 1975, and closed it down in 1990. Worked as a computer network admin for a few corporations in California for a few years. Made some money in investing and wandered about for awhile looking for a place to be a ski bum. My younger brother talked me into joining his marketing company in 2002, so I gave up ski bumming for awhile. Moved to Montana for a few years doing this marketing stuff and in 2004 moved to Eden and bought a house, still doing marketing from home. And here I am. I have worked with people a lot in retail and wholesale businesses. I have managed people and I have been in sales and I have been a high end craftsman. Now I am retired and am 70 years old if you can believe that
PhD (ABD), University of Utah- City and Metropolitan Planning ; Certificate Historic Preservation, University of Utah 2008; MUP, University of Utah- Masters in Urban Planning 2008; M.A., University of California Berkeley- Physical Education 1976 My background is in public education and athletics, community recreation, and city planning. I am extremely interested in rural/small town planning and the preservation of historical agricultural landscapes, buildings, and structures. The focus of my studies leading to a Historic Preservation Certificate was vernacular architecture and traditional building techniques. I also have a strong interest in handcrafts, community gardens, and historical agricultural methods and practices. I am a board member of the Ogden Valley Land Trust. Over a year ago my family moved to the Ogden Valley, drawn by the rural character, agricultural lifestyle, and the beauty of the historical and majestic landscapes of the area. I served on the Park City Parks and Recreation Board in the 1990’s during the acquisition of the iconic white “McPolin Farm” property. We were tasked with developing the initial plan and long term vision focusing on protecting and preserving the historic buildings while maintaining the integrity of the surrounding open space. Community input was critical to the success of this project. I thoroughly understand the responsibility and importance of preserving and sharing the iconic identity and soul of this majestic building and open spaces. I would be honored to serve on this committee as it synthesizes community desires and ideas to develop the long term vision and day to day use for this treasured community jewel.
Chair for Liberty Park and Liberty Days for the past 7 years. One of the founding members of CFOV and one who was instrumental with in putting together the effort for the Tennis Courts.
Jeffrey Sanich is the Director of Food and Beverage at Summit Powder Mountain. Born in Wyoming and raised in Sandy, UT, Jeffrey has been involved in skiing, hospitality, and cooking for most of his life. Chef Jeffrey has worked at such properties as The White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket, Promontory Ranch Club, Sundance Resort, and The White Apron in Dover, New Hampshire. After 15 plus years in resorts and hospitality, Jeffrey arrived at Powder Mountain in March 2015. He currently is responsible for all aspects of food and beverage at the resort and North Fork Table and Tavern.
I am Lee Schussman. My wife, Brenda, and I have lived in Weber County for 43 years--30 in Ogden, and 13 in Eden. We have been property owners in the Ogden Valley for the past 35 years and have participated in the processes creating the 1998 Valley Master Plan, the subsequent Recreation Plan, the current re-do of the Master Plan, and multiple other issues related to land-use and planning in the Ogden Valley. I have recently retired after 40 years of practicing Family Medicine in the Ogden area and teaching Family Medicine and Wilderness Medicine at the University of Utah. For 20 years I was one of the physician advisors for the Snow Basin Ski Patrol. My wife and I live adjacent to the Wolf Barn Area, and our HOA owns the property along Wolf Creek contiguous to the area. We have a high level of interest in the future developments in the Ogden Valley and of that land in particular. I appreciate that Summit, as the owner of the Wolf Barn Area, is setting up a group to help plan how that land will be used. Being recently retired, I have the time, and will make the commitment, to work hard on that planning. I believe the land can be used in ways that would maintain past commitments made by Wolf Creek to keep it "open," further Summit's goals of being a good neighbor, and preserve much of the environmentally sensitive and wildlife-rich areas of the Wolf Barn property.
I'm interested in sorting through the community suggestions for the barn area. I grew up at Powder Mountain, I lived in the valley when I was young and then my family moved back to Eden in 2002, just from Ogden - never too far from Powder. I lived in Seattle from 2005 - 2014 but returned to be close to family and the best skiing on earth. My parents have a home just down the street from the barn. I love this valley and think I would have some good insight to share.
I have been coming to the valley for the last ten years, and bought a home here two and a half years ago. Like everyone else that has been drawn to this community, I love it. I've had the good fortune in my life to travel extensively as well as live in a wide variety of places - some were urban hubs such as Boston, Manhattan, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Moscow, and Quito, other places were more rural such as Eagle River, Alaska and New Braunfels, Texas. Urban Planning is a course of study that I have identified as my next challenge and I am currently taking steps to enter the Master's program at the University of Utah. I continue to look for ways to learn about and be involved in the on going discussion concerning the well being of this valley. While I have only recently started to put down my roots here in the valley, I can happily provide some local references if you decide to consider me for one of the board positions.