LOGAN – Someone asked Jeannie Simmonds years ago what she would do if given the option to do anything? Her answer was simply “serve my community.”
“I truly enjoy being on the city council,” said Simmonds, who is running for a second term in the upcoming Logan Municipal election. “I feel like I’m effective on city council and would like to be effective for four more years for the citizens of Logan,” she said.
Simmonds has lived in Logan since 1974. She spent six years on the city’s planning commission, was chosen to fill a vacant council seat in 2013 and was elected for the same position in 2015.
She has fond memories of her time on the planning commission.
“It was an unbelievable education,” said Simmonds. “One of the most important things that we do as a city is create communities and one of the ways we create communities is through zoning and through careful thought.”
Much of that planning and rezoning by Simmonds and other council members has been concentrated in downtown Logan, speciﬁcally the redevelopment of the southern portion of the city.
“We’ve done a tremendous amount of rezoning in the downtown to allow for some growth,” said Simmonds. “We have some really exciting projects in the works that are coming down the pike in terms of the community itself.”
One of those projects, according to Simmonds, is a beautiﬁcation upgrade on Center Street between Main and 100 West. Also, for years, there has been talk about the potential of a new city library, something she is hoping will come to fruition.
Simmonds believes members of the currently city council “have been doing some really good work and we are a good team.”
“It takes a while when you are on the city council to get your feet under you,” she said. “Once you have the passion and the energy, I think that you can do great things for the City of Logan.”
This story is one in a series of profiles about the candidates running for Logan City Council. Cache Valley Daily will proﬁle each of the seven candidates in an effort to give residents an opportunity to get to know those interested in being elected to public ofﬁce.
The Primary Election, held August 13, will narrow the ﬁeld down to six candidates. The General Election is November 5. Residents in Logan will be voting in the Primary Election by mail. Ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out on July 23.