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Councilmember Bill Colbert
Bill Colbert
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Bill Colbert is currently serving his fourth term on the Draper City Council having been first elected in 1999. He is currently on the board of the Draper Community Foundation and serves as the council representative to the Salt Lake County Council of Governments, Association of Municipal Councils and the Jordan River Commission. Bill also served one term on the Utah State Board of Education.

Bill is currently the Director of the Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission (PSUAC) in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).

Previous to his appointment to GOED, Bill was an Environmental Scientist in the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality in Mobile Sources and Public Outreach.

Bill retired from the United States Air Force after serving as a Program Manager in the Space Based Infrared Satellite, Small ICBM, Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting, and Expendable Launch Vehicle Programs. During his enlisted service, Bill served as an Aircraft Control & Warning Radar Maintenance Supervisor and Technician.

Bill has been married for 30 years.

Bill earned a Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles; a Master of Arts in Education from Chapman University, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource Management from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from New York State University.

Councilmember William Rappleye
Bill Rappleye
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From the time he was old enough to remember Mr. Rappleye has found himself in leadership positions and possesses a unique talent for empowering groups to achieve at higher levels as well as bringing diverse groups together to achieve common goals. His visionary leadership skills are well known and recognized along the Wasatch front.

Born in Twin Falls Idaho, graduated from Twin Falls High School, attend the College of Southern Idaho, studied design and graphics arts, completing that degree at LaSalle University and later, completing his business education through the TCI Corporate program. He is married to Mary F. Foss and has three children and nine grand children.

Mr. Rappleye started his business career in the commercial construction industry, filling positions from laborer to superintendent. In 1981 he began his career in the Cable Television industry. He spent two decades in this industry earning awards and accolades in roles ranging from; contract installer, sales and operations manager, area customer service executive and state physical asset management executive. In 2002 he hired on as a telecom manager for the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee managing the Peaks hockey venue in Provo. He is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Draper Utah Chamber of Commerce.

In 2004 he formed the Healthy Draper non-profit corporation This organization has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for healthy community programs and projects in Draper Utah since it's beginning. He currently serves the board Treasurer. In 2007 he organized an executive leadership program (VLR). Consisting of local businesses owners and executives who meet monthly to discuss ways to restructure, improve, and energize their own operations, as well as supporting a better, strong now community, now in its fifth year.

His community service; ten years as Draper City Planning Commission member, four years as Chairman. A founding board member of the Draper-Riverton Rotary Club, fourteen years board member for Volunteers of America and seven years as State Director of Public Relations, State Employer Outreach Director and Utah State Training Director for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve(ESGR) Utah State Committee, an office of the U.S. Department of Defense,.

Mr. Rappleye was elected to the Draper City Council in 2010 and has worked hard to solve fiscal, organizational and community development issues in Draper city. He is pro business and brings that positive attitude to his Draper City leadership position. He has a very well developed sense of organizational improvement and has excelled at improving every project, and organization he has been associated with.

Councilmember Jeff Stenquist
Jeff Stenquist
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Jeff Stenquist has lived in Draper since 1996 and has served on the Draper City Council since 2006. In that time he has served as the Economic Development Liaison, as a member of the Parks & Trails Committee and on the board of the Draper Community Foundation. He also serves as the Council representative to the Utah League of Cities and Towns Legislative Policy Committee and Association of Municipal Councils. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Jeff served for two years on the Draper City Planning Commission.

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah and works as a Software Development Manager for a payment processing and auditing company. Jeff has held positions as a Software Engineer, Software Development Manager and Software Architect for over 20 years.

Jeff and his wife Karen were married in 1993 and they have four children. Jeff is an avid cyclist and skier and can often be found enjoying Draper's incredible trail network.

Councilmember Alan Summerhays
Alan Summerhays
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Alan Summerhays was born and raised in Draper, Utah. He also raised six children with his wife, Kris, and his children are now raising their own children in Draper. Alan’s mother (102 years old), and three of his brothers are also Draper residents. Alan currently owns three businesses in Draper with over 40 employees. He studied in New York City and attended Utah State University.

Alan is serving his second term on the Draper City Council since 2005. He is on the Draper Parks and Trails Committee, the Salt Lake County Sanitation Board, and the South Valley Sewer Board. He also has been a part of the Draper Planning and Zoning Commission.

Why Alan ran for Draper City Council:

Alan ran first and foremost for the kids (outdoors sports) in Draper. Draper was lacking a recreation department as well as fields. Additionally, Alan ran for the Draper Businesses because the businesses need someone that will look out for them and protect their rights as business owners (because businesses are often forgotten about and taken advantage of). Alan is an advocate for people’s rights and an ear for the citizens of Draper.

Councilmember Marsha Vawdrey
Marsha Vawdrey
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Marsha Vawdrey has lived in Draper since she was 12 years old.  She enjoyed childhood visits to Draper - to her grandparent’s Victorian home on Fort Street. She has memories of participating in Draper Days each summer, visiting the booths, watching the parade, seeing the fireworks.

Marsha is honored to be given the opportunity to serve on the Draper City Council. She has served on the Draper City Planning Commission since 2005 and has worked with the Mayor and Council members in many capacities for the past several years.

Marsha has served on the following committees / boards in the community of Draper:

1990’s Secretary of Historic Park Fund-raising Committee
1996-1998 Secretary/Treasurer of the Salt Lake County Fairboard
Early 2000’s Member of the Willow Neighborhood Group
Early 2000’s-2011 Member of Draper Community Foundation (Secretary & Vice President)
2003 - 2009 Chair of Draper Days Rodeo
2003 Organized a “Support the Troops” freedom rally in Draper Historic Park
2004 Organizing member of Citizens group to Save Corner Canyon
2005 - Present Member of the Draper City Planning Commission
2011 Co-Chair Draper Days Celebration

 "I appreciate those that have worked so hard before me. Volunteers are the life blood of our community.  So much effort has been made to get us where we are today.  We have seen a great deal of change.  Growth and change are difficult and it takes hard work and vision to make a well-balanced community,"  says Councilmember Vawdrey.

Marsha and her husband Doug have a small business in Draper called Preferred Sales, Inc.  Marsha is the office manager and handles accounts payable/receivable.  Marsha's husband Doug is also a lifetime resident of Draper.  They have four daughters and nine grandchildren.  They enjoy spending time with family, traveling and trips to Lake Powell.

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1020 E. Pioneer Rd.
Draper, UT 84020
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