I'm Amelia Powers, and I am the Utah County Clerk/Auditor. Utah County is the fastest growing county in the state, and before too long it will be the largest county in Utah. As we grow it is critical that we have a county government that can serve this growing population efficiently and effectively. I was raised in Utah County and have chosen to make Utah County my home as I raise my family. I love this county, and I want to make sure it remains an amazing place to live and raise a family.

Having grown up in Provo, owning a small farm West of Payson on Utah County land, and now living in Pleasant Grove, I have lived in and experienced Utah County from rural areas to the county seat. I understand how to work proactively to ensure our county remains the best place in the country as our population grows.

Through my experience as a business executive, I have become an effective leader, a skilled project manager, and I am experienced in creating systems that can grow with demand. I will utilize my experience to ensure that Utah County can grow effectively with our population and serve our citizens well. Our county government needs to be equal to 21st-century demands to ensure efficiency and prudent use of our valuable resources. We need to have confidence in the integrity of our elections, and we need accurate and timely results.

Under my leadership we will have secure elections and a county government with the ability to grow with our population.


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    Mother, Wife, County Clerk/Auditor

    I grew up in Provo, the youngest of 5 children, to a mother who reared us to always strive to make a positive impact on the world around us. I attended Timpview High School with an interest in leadership and community involvement. I attended Weber State University on full scholarship, where I earned a bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology with University Honors, graduating summa cum laude. I accepted a position at Caterpillar, Inc. at their corporate headquarters, shortly after graduation. 

    Utah has no equal. As an international manager for Caterpillar, Inc., I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada; from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and from the northern tundra of Alberta to the Sonora Desert of Arizona. Living in three different states and one Canadian Province as an adult, I chose to return to Utah to raise my family, because Utah has no equal anywhere on the continent.

    Returning to Utah, I started the consulting company, Uprise Solutions, which specializes in business operations, effective growth, and productivity. While consulting with businesses to improve efficiency and productivity, I also began a Masters in Business Ownership.

    My two boys, Clark and Liam, spent most of their childhood on a farm in southern Utah County, on West Mountain (West of Payson), where our primary produce crop was cherries, and we raised a herd of big horned hair sheep. In the summer of 2017 I sold the farm and moved my family to Pleasant Grove, where we enjoy living closer to schools, friends, and family. In August of 2018 I married Tobin Gardner, together we have a total of 5 children with one on the way due July 1, 2019.

    My hobbies are playing with my two boys, camping in the Utah wilderness, community involvement, and being with friends and family. I enjoy improving processes (at home and at work), and I proudly call myself a nerd.

     

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    Experience

    My professional resume consists of over a decade working for a $90 billion/year international icon of manufacturing, Caterpillar Inc., leading political campaigns and grassroots initiatives, and consulting businesses to improve efficiency and profits. This experience has given me the proven skills and abilities to manage both large, extensive projects and small endeavors efficiently and effectively. I have extensive experience working with stakeholders and project members at all levels. At Caterpillar Inc., a Fortune 50 company, I worked with multi-million dollar companies to increase efficiency and sales. With Uprise Solutions, I specialize in business operations for small and medium-sized businesses. 

    The Clerk's office needs leadership, effective management, and operations efficiency to better serve the growing population of Utah County. I have decades of a wide range of experience necessary to accomplish these tasks and lead the Utah County Auditor/Clerk Office for a solid, productive, dependable future.

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