Mayor Bill Wright, Mayor of Payson Utah

Citizens of Payson, it is an honor for me to support Brian Hulet for a second term as a Payson City Council member.

During my almost 2 years as your Mayor, I have had the privilege of working very closely with Brian. I can say without any reservation that he is dedicated to the city of Payson. 

Brian has worked extremely hard to ensure that Payson’s future is bright. Brian has devoted his time and substantial talents to attract quality businesses to Payson. It is critical that we have a larger retail tax base to ensure that we as a city can provide the services to our citizens that we want and need.

Brian’s experience in the financial world has allowed him to gain valuable skills and contacts that will continue to benefit our city.

Brian has recently been appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to be on the Mountainland Technical College Board (MTECH.)  Mountainland Technical College has announced that they are coming to Payson. They are planning to build two buildings on 13 ½ acres.  Brian will be extremely important to the city and MTECH as that process continues to evolve.

I am proud to support Brian as he asks you for a second term to serve you.  I am positive that his skills will be an asset to the city as we grow.

Brian's City Council

Discovered an overlooked opportunity and initiated the refinancing of the city's bonds which is saving the city $817,161.

Launched and sponsered the PARC initiative.

  • With this money we have built pickleball courts, helped the Payson Community Theater, Payson Chorale,                  Peteetneet, and Band in the Park, and commissioned a beautiful  mural downtown.

  • Some PARC items budgeted for this year include a shade structure over  the play ground equipment in Memorial Park and the engineering of the dry creek trail by SR 198.)


Currently organizing a working group to ensure the earliest entry possible of UVU (Utah Valley University) and METCH (Mountainland Technical College) in Payson.

  • To make this happen we will need the new north interchange built, Frontrunner reaching Payson and state funding for the UVU and METCH buildings. 

  • The working group includes representatives of Payson City, UVU, METCH, MAG (Mountainland Association of Government), UDOT, UTA, Nebo School District and land owners.

Initiated and helped organize a Volunteer Appreciation Day 


Missed only 4 city council meetings in the last 4


Paul Buckner

Kevin Johnson

Troy Lerwill

Scott Wilson

Ric Johnson

Kris Phillips

Don Armstrong

Ruth Armstrong

Don Helvey

Jeannette Helvey

Calvin Blohm

Rory Adams

Richard Lindsey

Al Wilson

Larry Skinner

Ty Jones

Steve Southwick

Mike Hardy

Mayor (Bill Wright)

John Cowan

Ron Gordon

John Farley

Jeff Cooper

Duane Frisby

Robert Marsh

Tara Makin

Jesse Sorenson

Dale Barnett

Carey Pierce

Sue Hone

Colleen Wilson

Roberto Solorzano


  • Served 4 years on the Payson City Council

  • Governor-appointed board member Mountainland Technology College (METCH) 

  • Founder and current Chairman of the Payson Economic Development Committee (Now focused on attracting an institution of  higher                           learning campus to Payson, a new hotel, restaurants,  and new businesses to the business park)    

  • Council representative to the People Preserving Peteetneet

  • Chairman of the Payson Historic Preservation Committee

  • Board member of the Utah Lake Commission

  • Two-time President of the Payson Chamber of Commerce

  • Managing member of the Huish Cultural Arts and Learning Center

  • Chairman of the public relations committee for the LDS temple open house

  • Member of the new interchange study committee

  • Member of the Business Park committee

  • Past member of the Tour of Utah Bike Race Payson Committee

  • Member of the South Meadows Planning Area Committee

  • Former President of the Committee for the Preservation and Revitalization of Downtown Payson


© 2023 by Don Richards. Proudly created with