I was born in Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican father and a mother from a small town in Iowa. Life was always interesting in the Rivera household. My father was in the Air Force so I lived in many places growing up, including Wyoming; Oklahoma; Azores, Portugal; and Aviano and Naples, Italy. I graduated from high school in Naples, Italy and moved to Provo to attend BYU on a Kimball scholarship. In 1989, I graduated cum laude with degrees in International Relations and Spanish. I met my husband, Lincoln, my senior year. We married, finished school and moved to Canada where my husband taught in the high school where he grew up. We lived in Canada for ten years and had four children. We moved our family to Utah so Lincoln could pursue a career in Systems Administration. We lived in Provo for a few years, and then sixteen years ago, we purchased a home in Eagle Mountain. I became very interested in city government because at the time the city was in crisis. I became very involved in the community, volunteering at the schools and library and then running for city council in 2005 for the first time, losing by less than thirty votes. Undeterred, I continued attending council meetings and learning all I could. I ran again in 2007 and was elected. After serving for two terms, I took a break and focused on other endeavors, including my new grandson and working for the city library.
Running for city council again was a difficult decision for me. When I completed my term, I felt I was done. However, with Mayor Pengra and Adam Bradley not seeking reelection, I felt the city needed my experience. My understanding of city code, city government processes, and budgets will be invaluable. Communication is also important, and I have a strong track record of being responsive to residents. I was the council member that everyone counted on to always answer emails and phone calls. When residents had specific concerns about a site or a park, I met them on site to discuss their concerns and work for solutions. As your council member, I commit to be responsive to your emails and phone calls, meet with you and discuss your concerns when asked, and hold quarterly town hall meetings to keep you informed, hear your concerns, and discuss solutions. I have raised my family in Eagle Mountain, and I want to serve you.
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Eagle Mountain City, 1650 East Stagecoach Run, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005