At a Glance
Expect Higher Bills for Water this Month
Now that the weather is improving, we are sending out our staff to read meters and record your winter water usage. You should receive a higher charge than usual to cover the winter months where we were unable to check meters.
School District Feasibility Study
The City Council has selected Discovery Education Consultants to conduct the Orem School District Feasibility Study.
Orem Project Updates
The city continues to make progress on city projects, including the Hillcrest Park, and leisure pool renovations at the Orem Family Fitness Center.
Spring Clean-Up Just Around the Corner!
Don't forget! We've got dates, locations, and rules! Check out our website to make sure you are 100% ready to make this year's Spring Clean-Up count!
Earth Day Celebration April 22
Join us on Friday, April 22 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the City Center Park North Pavilion to celebrate Earth Day!
Monthly Events for Orem Businesses
The Orem Business Alliance holds monthly meetings where businesses can network, learn, and come together as a business community. Learn more at or sign up for invitations to our Lunch & Learn.
Popular Links
Mayor's Message
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Message from Councilmember
Tom Macdonald
Experience Spring in Orem

Spring is a beautiful time of year. The weather is warming up, and nature is flourishing. Employees and volunteers are hard at work tidying up our green spaces and planting flowers for everyone to enjoy.
This season is an opportunity to step back from everything else and take a moment to breathe in the beauty that surrounds us. We should take advantage of it.

I encourage you to visit a park and do something you enjoy. Go for a walk, throw a frisbee, or play a match of pickleball.

There are so many great ways to get some fresh air and spend time with people you love. Gathering outdoors strengthens relationships and reminds us that we are all part of an incredible community. 

Whatever your interests are, I sincerely hope you use this season to experience Orem with your friends and families.
School District Feasibility Study - Update

After a competitive bid process, the city council has decided to proceed with Discovery Education Consultants to conduct the Orem School District Feasibility Study.

To learn more about this firm, the process and what deliverables to expect, visit our website.
Help Build Our Housing First Fund
You can help local residents avoid homelessness this spring and summer by donating to the Mountainland Continuum of Care Utah County Housing First Fund!

100% of Utah County Housing First Fund donations go towards removing barriers to permanent housing or preventing people from becoming homeless in the first place.

Earth Day Celebration - April 22
Join us on Friday, April 22 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the City Center Park North Pavilion to celebrate Earth Day!

We will be making bird feeders and plastic bag mats while enjoying scavenger hunts, storytelling, and more!

Find more information about the plastic bag drive on JustServe.
City Highlights
Orem Royalty Help Welcome Dillard's to University Place

Dillard's celebrated their grand opening on March 16th. Thank you to all those who came to wish them success at University Place.
Orem Fire Practicing Ventilation Techniques

Making strategic cuts in the roof of a building provides a way for smoke and heat to escape. This creates better visibility for Engine Companies inside to put out the fire and gives potential victims inside cleaner air to breath until they can be rescued.
Reminder about Transparency Websites

We have created two new web pages to help residents see what's really going on in Orem City. See our council recap page for council decisions and our transparency site for public records.
Orem Royalty Participate in
"STEM Like A Girl"

The Orem Public Library's STEM Like a Girl program has been a great resource for the youth in our community. Find out more about programs like this with the library's event calendar.
Stakeholders Help Update Economic Strategic Plan

We held stakeholder workshops to gather different insights and viewpoints about economic development in Orem. We are using the input to update our Economic Strategic Plan for the city.
New Police Reading Program

We know how important reading is for kids. That's why Orem PD partnered with Parkside Elementary School to start a weekly reading program.
Local Project Updates
Hillcrest Park Update

The Hillcrest Park concept is complete and construction should be starting this summer. We expect some contractor-design planning and demolition in the near future. Read more in the Daily Herald Article.
Future City Hall

Contractors have visited the current property in preparation for making their bids. In the next month or so, a contractor will be selected to start working with Method Studio to move the project along.
Palisade Drive Speed Controls

A public engagement firm sought feedback from residents near Palisade Drive regarding the speed tables and bulb outs. See the results here. City council will use the results in making decisions about the issue going forward.
Leisure Pool Renovations

A brand new custom water feature will be installed in the leisure pool this Fall. The City of Orem is partnering with Vortex to design a custom play structure with 8 levels, 3 slides and 21 interactive features. Learn more about the project here.
Library Programs & Events
We've got some big events this month—storytellers, choirs, movie nights, and more—so check our calendar to make sure you don't miss a thing!
In the News
Highlights from Articles about Orem in the Daily Herald
Orem City Council gets another budget presentation for FY 2023

Orem making changes to curbside green waste collection

House fire in Orem causes major damage to home, car and RV

The City of Orem is Hiring

We are hiring for multiple full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. To view a list of available job openings and to submit an application, follow the link below.
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