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John Phillips Bids Farewell to Planning Commission

Post Date:07/28/2022
After nine years on Park City’s Planning Commission, three of which serving as Chair, Planning Commissioner John Phillips conducted his last meeting on Wednesday, July 27. The longest serving Commission Chair in Park City history, John served under four administrations through a decade of dynamic change in Park City. He was appointed by Mayor Dana Williams in 2013.

“I am not exaggerating when I say that serving on the Park City Planning Commission has been the greatest professional honor of my life,” said Phillips. “Through thousands of hours of meetings and countless nights pouring over plans and reports, I will miss the feeling of having the residents' trust in me to make the right decisions for our community the most. I embarked on this journey to help steer development; little did I know the impact it would have on my own personal growth. Thank you, Park City.”

John points to the $45 million purchase of Treasure Hill as one of the landmark achievements during his tenure, preserving 105 acres of land as open space for generations to come. He believes that housing affordability and providing our workforce the opportunity to live in town are Park City’s biggest challenges. John expresses his hope, however, that future Commissioners will find creative and lasting solutions around the issue with the benefit of fresh perspective.

With his Wednesday nights now open, and no more extensive packets to review, John is looking forward to spending time with his kids and finding new ways to contribute to the community.

Thank you, Commissioner John Phillips! Park City Municipal and all Park City residents owe you our deepest gratitude and appreciation.
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