Park City, Utah (May 20, 2015) — Surrounded by friends, family and supporters Park City high school graduate and longtime local Becca Gerber officially announced her candidacy for Park City Council Wednesday night at Aloha Ski and Snowboard Rental on Park City’s Main Street.
“As Park City evolves and new players enter the game we need to make a plan to preserve our values and shape the changes that will inevitably come,” said Gerber. “I know we can be a world class ski destination and still take care of the community that makes it all happen if we properly plan. ”
Gerber moved to Park City at the age of 9 and grew up skiing, hiking, riding her bike and swimming at the Racquet Club (now the MARC). 26 years later you can still find her roaming the hills on bikes and skis, and taking advantage of all the great outdoor and cultural opportunities Park City has to offer. After graduating from Park City High School, Gerber studied Political Science at the University of Utah and has since remained involved in the Park City community through both professional and volunteer endeavors.
Gerber’s broad professional background began nearly 20 years ago with a commitment to local and visiting youth teaching skiing at the Canyons and swimming at the Racquet Club. Recently, Gerber has spent time in both the non-profit and private sectors working with the Park Silly Sunday Market and the Park City Institute. Currently, Gerber works as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Aloha Ski & Snowboard. In addition to recreational and professional pursuits, Gerber volunteers her time as a board member for the Historic Park City Alliance and serves on the Recreation Advisory Board. She was a member of Park City Leadership’s class XX and keeps informed of issues surrounding the Park City community by regular attendance at City Council meetings and participation in workshops conducted by City Hall.
Gerber’s motivation for running for City Council is fueled by her desire to ensure the Park City we leave behind provides the same quality of life for those that come after us. Let’s make a plan for the Park City of tomorrow.