As the revelations of problems with our Neighborhood Narcotics Unit have come to our attention and that of the public we are all very shocked, disappointed, and frustrated. Read what we are doing to make sure that such behaviors do not happen again.Read more
Former governors Jon Huntsman and Norm Bangerter applaud Mayor Winder's leadership in West Valley City, as does former U.S. Senator Jake Garn.Read more
4,000- Number of jobs created in West Valley City while Mike’s been mayor
11%- Amount that property and violent crimes have DECLINED under Mayor Winder
242- Cities in Utah Mike worked with as president of the Utah League of Cities and Towns
1/3 – Amount of West Valley City debt paid off while Mike was an elected official
10- The number of books Mike has had professionally published
42%- Increase in traffic volume over last year at Valley Fair Mall
$7,466,344 – How much smaller West Valley City’s annual expenditures are from when Mike joined the City Council
DESERET NEWS — Mayor Mike Winder announced several initiatives Tuesday night that he says will help Utah's second-largest city become the "most business-friendly in the state."
"We could sit back and wait for the economic recovery to fall out of the sky and come to us, but that is not the West Valley City way," Winder said during his State of the City address at West Valley City Hall. "We will continue to be scrappy, creative and aggressive in pursuing new opportunities to employ our residents, enhance our tax base and rejuvenate our urban landscape."Read more
The new Granger High School will be complete in two years. Now, it is a bustling construction zone soon to become a cutting edge educational facility.
Not only will the new school be high-tech, but it will be updated everywhere -- including a long awaited football field.
"This will not only be the newest high school in the state when it opens, it will be the largest high school in the state," says West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder. "It will hold up to 2,600 students, ninth grade through twelfth."Read more
Mayor Mike Winder
State of the City Address 2012
West Valley City, Utah
West Valley City Positioned for Prosperity
From the Daily Mail in London to the San Francisco Chronicle, readers around the
world last month were moved as they learned of an accident involving a bus at
3650 South 3200 West in West Valley City, Utah. The bus had turned the corner
and struck 24-year-old Aryann Smith as she was in the crosswalk, pinning her to
the ground and severely crushing both of her legs. The heroism of the first
responders is now well known, especially the tender compassion of Officer Kevin
Peck. Officer Peck crawled under the bus and lay on the cold pavement beside her,
holding her hand, and comforting Aryann in those vital minutes of shock and pain.
“She was very scared,” Officer Peck related. “She asked me not to leave. So I said
I would just stay under there with her until we got her out” he said. “I told her that
I would stay there.” And he did. Holding her hand, reassuring her, and keeping her
calm until the rescue.