Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Park City Planning Commission

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

A few years ago, I submitted my name for a vacancy on the Park City Planning Commission. The positions are appointed by the mayor (Dana Williams) and the city council. No big surprise when I wasn't chosen.  I followed up with a conversation with Dana asking what I needed to do to be in a better position next time.  He suggested getting into Leadership Park City and continuing to expand my local non-profit work.

I pay attention.  I am in this year's Leadership program. I served on the board for Friends of Animals Utah.  I am on the advisory board for the Utah 1033 Foundation. I volunteer with the Swaner Nature Center.

So, another vacancy on the planning commission comes up.  Once again, I submit my name. This time, I know I don't really have a chance.  They were holding their interviews on a day when Julie and I were vacationing in California.  The only alternative I was given was a phone interview.  That told me they already either knew who they were picking, or at least knew it wasn't me.

No sour grapes.  I am sure they picked a good candidate, but I have learned that this clearly isn't going to be my "fit" in the Park City community. 

And we end with a classic...

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