City Council & Mayor

Orem%20City%20Council%202015-052The 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 E High Country Dr.
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 319-4603
rfbrunst@orem.org

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
  • UTOPIA Board Alternate
  • NIA: Heatheridge, Windsor, Northridge

Debby Lauret - Councilmember

Debby Lauret

(1st Term 2020)
1869 North 80 East
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 319-8655
dlauret@orem.org

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Library Advisory Commission
  • Summerfest Committee
  • Youth Council
  • NIA: Hillcrest, Orem, Sharon Park

Sam Lentz - Councilmember

Sam Lentz

(1st Term 2020)
882 West 1720 North
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 899-9219
samlentz@orem.org

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Natural Resources Committee
  • Beautification Commission
  • UCCU Center Board
  • UIA Board
  • NIA: Stonewood, Aspen, Sharon

Tom Macdonald - Councilmember

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(2nd Term 2022)
489 N Palisade Dr.
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 318 – 3010
twmacdonald@orem.org

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • IHC Outreach
  • Heritage Advisory Commission
  • UVU Community Outreach
  • NIA: Cherry Hill, Cascade, Orem East

Mark Seastrand - Councilmember

(3rd Term 2020)
35 West 1670 South
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: (801) 885-7823
meseastrand@orem.org

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Planning Commission
  • Utah Lake Commission
  • Transportation Committee
  • Historical Preservation Commission

David Spencer - Councilmember

(2nd Term 2022)
899 N 550 E
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: (801) 319-0217
dmspencer@orem.org

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Senior Citizen Advisory Commission
  • Recreation Advisory Commission
  • ULCT Legislative Policy Committee
  • UIA Board Alternate
  • NIA: Canyon View, Orem North, Timpview

Brent Sumner - Councilmember

(3rd Term 2022)
744 West 550 South, Orem
Phone: (801) 361.5049
bsumner@orem.org

Boards & Committee Assignments

  • Arts Council
  • UVU Community Relations
  • Public Works Advisory Commission
  • NIA: Lakeridge, Orem Park, Suncrest


Duties of City Leaders

  • THE MAYOR

    • 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.
  • 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.
  • THE CITY MANAGER

    • 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.