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Sharon A Bolos - West Haven City Mayor

Biography

Sharon was born and raised in North Ogden and graduated from Weber High School.  She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and a minor in German.  She is married to Gus Bolos and they have six children.  Her hobbies are running, sewing, river rafting, and family vacations.

Sharon was on the city council in West Haven for one term – four years – before she ran for Mayor.  She has been the Mayor for almost two years.

Education

I graduated from Weber State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and a minor in German. Special accounting interests have included auditing, cost accounting, small business accounting and tax accounting.

I am a graduate of Weber High School.

Experience

As a council member, I have overseen the building of our new cemetery.  I have also led many projects to expand and improve our parks system, including construction of tennis and basketball courts and score boards at the Sports Park.  In my responsibility to oversee West Haven Heritage Days, I have led the volunteer committee in expanding Heritage Days to a 4-day event including:

   Aquatic Center night for our citizens
   Family picnic and movie in the park
   ATV rodeo
   Quilt show
   Lacrosse tournament 
   Invitational baseball tournament

I also began Heart of the Holidays, a community event after Thanksgiving that kicks off the holiday season with lights, music, hay rides, and refreshments.

I was appointed to the West Haven Special Service District board of directors in January 2007, where I served until I was elected to the City Council in January 2010.

I am a home-based accountant working for Precision Care, P.C., a West Haven business and Shabby 2 Sheek Salon.

Shortly after graduation, I worked as a corporate budget analyst at Iomega Corporation for 18 months before moving to Oklahoma. As an analyst, I supported several departments including Marketing, Facilities, IT, Human Resources, Legal, and CEO. During college, I worked for the same company both as a payroll and accounts payable clerk. I also worked for Ogden City in Risk Management and Human Resources.

Community Involvement

I have been a member of the West Haven Parks & Recreation Committee since February 2006. I am the director of two annual 5K races - West Haven Heritage Days and Country View Colt Stampede. I have served as PTA Treasurer for Rocky Mountain Junior High and Fremont High School and have conducted audits for several PTA organizations. I am a member of the Community Councils at Country View and Rocky Mountain. I am the editor of The Fence Post, the Country View Elementary newsletter. I coached softball for West Haven Recreation for five years.

Political Interest

I cannot remember a time when politics was not a part of my life. When I was growing up, my grandfather, Jack Arrington, was a member of the Ogden City Council. During his second term there, he was elected to the State Legislature where he served twenty years. Into my early married life, I spent every other fall working with him on his campaign. While he was still a State Representative and I was newly married, he inspired my own political interests. I was an elected party delegate in my district. He also encouraged me to run for Ogden City Council. The competition was difficult, but I adopted his grass roots approach and had a great experience, including an impressive victory in the primary election of 1993. Shortly after that I moved to Oklahoma, but I knew that I would run for city council again one day.

I learned great lessons from my grandpa about elected public service. I observed many conversations in which he patiently listened to his constituents and then explained his own views. At times they agreed, at times they did not. But, he always respected the opinions of those who had elected him and gave careful consideration to differences. Ultimately, he always acted on his values. He believed that those values were the reasons he was re-elected so many times. This is a pattern I follow with the citizens of West Haven.

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