The International Paralympic Committee has provisionally approved the inclusion of bobsleigh to the Beijing 2022 Paralympic games. The governing board made the decision in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday. Park City residents Dave Nicholls is the chairman and founder of the U.S. Adaptive Bobsled and Skeleton Association. He’s been working to get the sport in the Paralympics for more than 10 years. He attributes the success largely to the vision of the founder of the National Ability Center, Mechee White who was instrumental in helping Nicholls obtain bobsleds for his organization from the Virgin Islands after the 2002 Olympics.
Ann Ober has been hired as the new city manager for Milwaukie – a small city in Oregon. Born in Minnesota, Ober has spent most of her life in Utah and has served as the regional policy and energy director for Park City for the last three years. But after dipping her toes into the process of helping Millcreek City take shape – she jumped in with both feet and began her journey toward her longtime goal of becoming a city manager.
After what many would call a busy summer of events in Park City, SEAC (Special Events Advisory Committee) spent Tuesday afternoon sorting out what they plan to recommend to the city council September 22nd. Carolyn Murray has more.
Luke Cartin said the city’s goal to be net zero by 2022 and the entire community by 2032 won’t be easy. As he’s settling into his new job, he said his focus will first be around municipal operations - basically everything from bus fleets to the ice arena – and getting them to be net-zero. That is, basically any of the carbon that is released from city operations will be offset by new trees, solar power or purchasing energy credit.
There are approximately 70 Youth City Councils in Utah and on September 13, Park City will be counted among them. Park City council member Nann Worel told KPCW that there’s a lot to be gained from having their own youth council.