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Gustin Sworn in as New Cedar Fort Mayor

By Charlynn Anderson

David T. Gustin took the oath of office as the new mayor of Cedar Fort on January 23, at the first Town Council meeting of 2018. Previously, he served on the Cedar Fort Town Council for a year beginning in January of 2017 to fill the vacancy left when Councilman Larry Mohler moved. The new mayor and his family have lived in Cedar Fort since August 2015. He and his wife Camille are the parents of two boys, ages four and six.

David Gustin was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. After serving an LDS mission in Pueblo, Mexico, he came to Utah to attend Brigham Young University. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction and established a successful business as a general contractor. He later returned to school at the University of Utah for a law degree, graduating from the S. J. Quinney School of Law in 2013. Currently, he manages his own firm, Gustin Law Firm, in Draper. The three attorneys in his firm specialize in estate planning, probate, trust administration, business and civil cases.

Mayor Gustin said that he ran for mayor with a goal to bring a fresh approach to town government. His conservative values drive his ambitious agenda to simplify government processes and help the town run more efficiently. "I will do my best to provide the leadership to make town government more efficient and less expensive," Mayor Gustin said in a recent telephone interview. He is committed to strive to do more with the same amount of resources.

"I feel strongly that our elected officials are not paid," Mayor Gustin said. Elected positions in Cedar Fort are volunteer, with no monetary compensation. The new mayor sees that as an advantage for the small town with limited financial resources. He said that he thinks smaller government is better.

"I take the responsibility to lead and organize meetings very seriously," said Mayor Gustin. Organizing time and procedures to maximize work accomplished in the monthly Town Council meetings is a high priority for the new mayor.

"I feel like it is an immense privilege to live here. I think the town's rural feel is different from every other municipality in the area. I want to help protect the rural feel and setting," Mayor Gustin said.

The community news source for Eagle Mountain Utah, Saratoga Springs Utah, Lehi Utah, American Fork Utah, Highland Utah, Alpine Utah, and The Cedar Valley, including Cedar Fort Utah and Fairfield Utah. Copyright 2019 The Crossroads Journal LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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