February 20, 2015

The city’s third annual Emergency Management Town Hall Meeting was held on Feb. 12, 2015, at the community center. The focus of the meeting was to help residents become more informed about earthquake emergency preparedness. Mayor Gary Gygi welcomed everyone and introduced a Scout troop who led the pledge of allegiance. City Manager David Bunker spoke about how things might happen during a local earthquake and how each household could prepare. Craig Clement, a local geological expert, gave a presentation about the geological dynamics in our area. His Power Point is available to view here. Peter Quittner from the Utah County Emergency Management office was able to answer many questions and offer advice about preparation plans. The Lone Peak fire chief, Brad Freeman, and other firemen were on hand to conduct a public tour of the district’s Emergency Operation Center, a mobile incident support trailer.

Over 170 people attended and assisted with the meeting. Informative earthquake pamphlets and handouts were made available. Additional earthquake information from Be Ready Utah is available upon request to the city’s emergency management coordinator, Laurie Petersen, at: 801-785-9668, ext. 104, or by email at: lpetersen@cedarhills.org. The city welcomes feedback from attendees and suggestions for future meetings.