Mayor Holly Daines has announced that she will seek re-election to the post she held in 2018.
LOGAN – As expected, outgoing Logan Mayor Holly H. Daines has called for re-election to her post.
“I have been honored to be the mayor of Logan for the past three and a half years,” Daines said when announcing her re-election. “Logan’s economy is strong and our budget is balanced. We have a bright future ahead of us!
“I work well with our great city council and city staff,” she added. “I would be happy to have the opportunity to serve as mayor for another four years to focus on the Center Block plaza; our new library; transport improvements; and expansion of trails and parks.
Daines was elected mayor in 2017 and can boast many accomplishments during her first term, including a facelift of Center Street and the implementation of several long-term projects to revitalize downtown.
In a prepared statement, Daines also highlighted the city’s strong financial management and the recent expansion of its parks and trail system.
“Using a 20-year priority investment budget plan,” she said, “we are addressing the necessary improvements and extensions to our roads, our culinary water supply system, sewers, electricity network and environmental services.
“We have rebuilt Center Street and continue to invest in our beautiful, historic downtown to help it remain the heart of our city for years to come.
“We have improved the south entrance to Logan and encouraged the development and expansion of our trail system there,” added the mayor. “The city’s other goals include maintaining excellent public safety and helping to manage our growth wisely. “
Daines’ tenure was not without controversy, however. His initial proposal to redevelop the Center Block area in downtown was fiercely opposed by some local business owners. At the start of the coronavirus epidemic, the mayor imposed a city-wide mask mandate that even his own city council could not fully support. More recently, public opposition thwarted a plan to locate a composting site for biosolids waste from the Logan Regional Water Treatment Plant on city property in Benson.
Daines is originally from Cache Valley and graduated from Utah State University and the University of Utah.
Before entering politics, she did a lot of volunteer work in local schools. Daines was also a founding director of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts and served on the advancement board of the USU College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences as well as the Cliffside Parks Committee.
Prior to being elected mayor, Daines served on Logan City Council from 2009 to 2017.
The primary for local municipal posts is scheduled for August 10, and the general election is scheduled for November 2.