...Councilmember, Michelle Baguley
Email Councilmember Michelle Baguley Michelle Facer Baguley
lived in Herriman
as a child and can remember when no one knew where Herriman
was.The town joke was "population 400, including cats and dogs."Michelle
remembers youthful days spent riding horseback towards the south mountains, singing "America the Beautiful" at the top of her
At the age of 13, Michelle's family moved to California where she
high school and college years.When she
was 19 she
married a "city slicker" (Clifford Baguley).Cliff and Michelle
are the parents of 4 children and one grandchild.
They celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary not long ago, and Michelle
says they still prefer spending time with one another more than anything else.
In 1992 Cliff and Michelle
returned to Herriman
Finally settled in, Michelle
began reminiscing about the old Herriman
Homecoming Days, and thought it would be a good project to renew old times and to begin fund raising efforts to build a park for the children of Herriman.
...Serving on the Herriman Community Council, Michelle was instrumental in the efforts to incorporate Herriman as a Town.She
remembers how lines were drawn at the eastern boundaries and how she
personally counted residents to meet the State statute which required less than 800 residents at the time of incorporation. (Today the population is over 11,000.) That effort began in 1997 and on June 1, 1999, Herriman
(founded in 1851) was officially a Town.Michelle was appointed to the Herriman City Council in 1999 and because of family needs chose not to run for election that year.
By election time in 2001 she
was ready to "throw her
hat into the ring" again and won the election by a narrow margin.Michelle has served on the City Council since January 2002 and has been amazed at the growth and the great opportunities that have come to the City.
With that growth comes many challenges.The challenge she
finds most perplexing is that of trying to make everyone happy.She
says: "It is the duty of City Officials to look at the entire picture.
continues by saying, "I would challenge each resident to become involved.