City Council & Mayor

The City Council consists of the Mayor and six Council members who are all elected at large. Although the Mayor leads the City Council, this position carries one vote equal to the rest of the City Council. The City of Orem has a Manager/Council form of government which allows for a full-time City Manager and part-time Mayor. The Mayor and Council members serve staggered four-year terms on a part-time basis. Elections in the City of Orem are non-partisan.

To schedule an appointment with the Mayor, please call 801-229-7035.

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City Council Areas of Focus


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Richard Brunst - Mayor

(2nd Term 2022)
900 East High Country Dr.
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 319-4603

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Utah County Council of Governments
  • Envision Utah Board of Directors
  • Envision Utah Executive Board
  • Mountainland MPO Regional Planning (Transportation)
  • Mountainland MPO Finance Committee
  • Mountainland Association of Governments Executive Council
  • Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors
  • Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee
  • Miss Orem Scholarship Board of Directors
  • Economic Development Corp of Utah Board of Directors
  • Summerfest SubCommittee
  • Utah Valley University Board of Advisors

Debby Lauret - Councilmember

(2nd Term 2024)
641 South 1920 West
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: (801) 319-8655

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Arts Council
  • Summerfest Committee
  • Natural Resources Stewardship Committee

Jeff Lambson - Councilmember

(1st Term 2024)
156 E 1060 N
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 787-4306

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Utah Lake Commission
  • Transportation Advisory Board
  • UTOPIA Board Member

Tom Macdonald - Councilmember

(2nd Term 2022)

489 North Palisade Dr.
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 318 – 3010

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • IHC Outreach
  • Heritage Advisory Commission
  • Orem Youth Council

Terry Peterson - Councilmember

(1st Term 2024)
1125 Lynwood Dr.
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 916-0812

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • ULCT Legislative Policy Committee
  • UVU Community Outreach
  • Planning Commission

David Spencer - Councilmember

(2nd Term 2022)
899 North 550 East
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 319-0217

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Beautification Commission
  • Recreation Advisory Commission
  • Senior Citizen Advisory Commission

Brent Sumner - Councilmember

(3rd Term 2022)

744 West 550 South
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: (801) 361-5049

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Public Works Advisory Commission
  • UCCU Board Member
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Library Advisory Commission

Duties of City Leaders


    • Presides at all Council meetings, and serves as Council Chairperson.
    • Has one vote in all Council proceedings.
    • Executes bonds, notes, contracts and written obligations as required on behalf of the City.
    • Acts as the City’s chief ceremonial officer and represents the City in its external affairs.
    • Makes appointments to Council advisory boards and commissions.
    • Acts as the Chairperson of the Board of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Orem.
    • Has all the powers, duties, and privileges of other City Council members.

    • Pass, modify, or repeal City ordinances and resolutions.
    • Determine City policy directives
    • Authorize the issuance of bonds.
    • Appropriate funds.
    • Appoint, evaluate, and remove the City Manager.
    • Review City Administration.
    • Hold regular meetings in accordance with State law.
    • Act as the Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Orem.

    • Is the City’s chief administrative and executive officer.
    • Submits to the Council policies, plan, and programs relating to the development and needs of the City. Provides annual and special reports concerning the financial, administrative, and operational activities of the various offices, departments, boards, etc. in the City.
    • Organizes and directs the management of the executive affairs of the City in a manner consistent with the Optional Forms of Municipal Government Act and with City ordinances.
    • Is the City’s chief budget officer and exercises fiscal and administrative control over all City operations through compliance with requirements of the Uniform Municipal Fiscal Procedure Act.
    • Appoints, with the advice and consent of the City Council, a qualified person to each of the offices of Recorder, Treasurer, Engineer, and Attorney; and creates any other offices deemed necessary.
    • Appoints heads of municipal offices, departments, and agencies; and, with the advice and consent of the City Council, suspends or removes them.
    • Establishes standards, qualifications, criteria, and procedures to govern the appointment, by heads of departments, divisional officers, assistants, deputies, and employees, subject to any applicable provisions of the merit system and Municipal Administrative Code.
    • Attends all meetings of the City Council and participates in its discussions and deliberations, but without the right to vote.
    • Carries out the policies, plans, and programs adopted by the City Council.
    • Acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Orem.