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Message from Councilmember

Terry Peterson

Orem is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We are fortunate to live in this beautiful city. 

The Mayor and City Council hosted a Christmas party for all of the city employees a few weeks ago. Nathan Osmond was the featured guest. Nathan is a great entertainer! He had many Orem employees from various departments singing along with him, and he even had some first responders showing their dance moves. Nathan ended his performance with a reminder of why we are celebrating Christmas as he invited the employees to join in singing “Silent Night.” It was a beautiful event for all. This was such a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season and to let the city employees know how much they are valued.

We are grateful to be able to embrace the New Year 2023, I have been reading a book about Benjamin Franklin. He was a man of wisdom. I will include some advice he valued as we make personal goals for the future. 

  • “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”
  • “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
  • “We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stopped playing.”
  • “Honesty is the best policy.”
  • “When you are good to others, you are good to yourself.”
  • “Wish not so much to live long as to live well.”
  • “Do not squander time, for that is the thing life is made of.”

I hope that we can learn from Benjamin Franklin’s time-tested advice and make 2023 a wonderful New Year.

I am excited to begin a new year, and I look forward to all the wonderful things we can accomplish as a city. 

Terry Peterson

Orem City Council

City Happenings

Christmas Tree


Free dumpsters and drop-off locations for Christmas trees have been set up in various parks across the city. The program will run through Jan. 16th.

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2023 Recycling Calendar

The 2023 Trash and Recycling Pick-Up calendar is now available online. You can also check out our Recycle Coach app that will send you weekly reminders to get your bins out to the street.

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Orem is Open for Business

New businesses continue to flock to Orem and we couldn't be more excited to have them here. The Mayor and City Council welcomed YogaSix, the J. Crew Factory, and Bucked Up HQ with official ribbon cuttings this past month. There are already several more scheduled so be on the look out for new businesses coming to town!

In other business news, Council member LaNae Millett presented the Orem Business Alliance Stand-Out Business Awards last month to honor and recognize some of the amazing businesses we have here in the city.

Library Programs & Events

The Orem Public Library has a festive line-up of Holiday Concerts planned throughout December. The concert series will feature some of the best musical performing groups in the area and is a great way to get that holiday feeling into your life. All of the concerts are held at 7pm in Library Hall. Just check the library calendar for dates and performer details.

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The City of Orem is Hiring

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

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