Hi, I’m Don Christensen

I grew up in the West Valley City area and currently live in the house built by my father-in-law in 1957. I love my city and have a strong desire to continue to serve. I served the residents of this city as an elected member of the Utah State Board of Education for 12 years, then was appointed to the Sister City Committee and have served there for the last 25 years. In 2009, I was elected to the City Council and served a four year term. I was asked to serve a full-time mission for my church in 2013. When that ended in 2015, I was re-elected to the City Council.

I pledge to continue to work with all the diverse members of this great city to make each day better for all the residents.

Here’s what I bring to the city as your at large city council member:

Experience:
I am your current at large city council member, serving in my second term. I attend city council meetings prepared to participate and make votes that benefit the city and its residents. I also work closely with the Utah State Legislature and other leaders to ensure legislative outcomes are best for West Valley City. I will continue to attend each meeting informed, asking the hard questions of staff, and reaching out to the residents for their opinions and concerns.

Proven:
The proof of a great leader is in the outcomes of his term of leadership. While I have served, West Valley City has prudently managed every tax dollar while revitalizing businesses through careful planning, increased public safety with both innovative and established processes for our police and firefighters, encouraged new businesses to invest in our city, and provided safe parks and recreation activities for our residents of all ages. I will continue to work to further judicious growth and care of our city and those who live, work and visit WVC.

Involved:
I recognize that my leadership and involvement cannot be limited to just one entity. I serve on many committees related to community and area issues, volunteer opportunities, economic growth and other causes that can provide positive experiences for all who live in our city. I will continue to serve in all possible ways to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of others for the benefit of our community.

Engaged:
I am available and responsive. You can reach me
On his page: electdonchristensen.com
Via email: donchristensen@comcast.net
Via Instagram: @reelectdonchristensen
On Facebook: Don Christensen
By phone: 801 554-6410 or 801 966-4524
Contact me if you have any questions or concerns or suggestions and ideas about how to improve West Valley City. I will listen to you!

Going Vertical In WVC

Today I helped welcome Springhill Suites by Marriott to West Valley City, as they held a foundation ceremony. All present signed the column that was later placed on the foundation to indicate that the project is now going vertical. Welcome Springhill to the family of West Valley hotels.
#westvalleyproud @ West Valley City, Utah

Face-off . . . luncheon

Today was the “Face Off Luncheon” for the Utah Grizzlies. We were privileged to eat lunch with two of the goalies for the team, Hunter Miska and Jeff Smith. They are both new members of the team and are looking forward to a great season. Go Grizz!!!
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#westvalleyproud #grizzlies

Harvest Joy

Many years ago our grandson wanted to enter the school science fair. His project was to be about how sunflowers grew. He was in third grade and fascinated with plants. We got him packets of several colors of sunflower seeds and he planted them in discarded cylinder sleeves from Caterpillar tractors my father-in-law had used for irrigation pipe. They quickly grew into an amazingly healthy garden along our driveway. Not only were they fun to watch grow, but they invited birds of all kinds to come to a dinner of all sizes of seeds.
Each year they reseeded themselves and grew amongst the rocks and cylinders. Today they are nearly at the end of their season, but we love watching the sparrows, finches and pigeons enjoy the harvest. Thank you David for giving us the joy of sunflowers.
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#westvalleyproud #sunflower

Conference gratitude.

Many years ago we lived in Indio, California. When General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints happened, the only way to listen to it was to go to the local chapel and listen on a phone line. The chapel was usually full of members and friends, with tiny children as well as teens and very experienced members. Many had never seen the tabernacle, or the prophets that had served during their lives. Listening to them was all they had experienced. The same was true of our children. How exciting it was when satellite broadcasts included live video! Today I can watch General Conference in so many ways. I am thankful to have experienced the past and to live today.
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#westvalleyproud #generalconference

Property Lien Scam Alert

The IRS sent this notification to tax preparers . I think it is worth reading to save all of us from the latest scam.
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#westvalleyproud

New Hotel!

West Valley City has a new hotel! In September I was pleased to help cut the ribbon to officially welcome Hampton Inn as part of the 5600 West business area.
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#westvalleyproud
#hamptoninn

Honor Flag in WVC

On September 17 I was honored to participate with our Police Department in welcoming the U S HONOR FLAG to West Valley City. The Honor Flag is to remember our fallen heroes, in West Valley Officer Cody Brotherson.
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#westvalleyproud