NORTH SALT LAKE - Former North Salt Lake councilman J. Brian Muir is seeking a seat on the Davis County Commission.
He is seeking the Republican Party nomination for seat, currently held by Bret Millburn.
“I love Davis County and have a vision and plan for preserving and enhancing our unique quality of life,” he said. “I want to keep it a safe haven for raising a family, developing a business, and educating the next generation.
“I propose to make this happen through nurturing a spirit of innovation, service and leadership in both government and business” Muir said in a press release.
Referring to the practice of no-trace camping in Boy Scouts, he said that means leaving a camp better than you found it.
“I hope to work with all citizens and residents to leave Davis County better than we found it, so our children and grandchildren can continue to enjoy its unique charm,” Muir said.
Muir is president of the James Madison Group, a family-owned consulting business that focuses on helping cities, counties and government agencies improve through effectiveness.
Muir has also worked for Reuters Equis, an international investment analysis software company.
Educationally, he earned a bachelors degree in English and a masters in public administration, both from Brigham Young University.
“Working for a global high-technology company and running your own business give you a unique perspective on creating opportunities and solving problems,” he said. “Innovative ideas can come from within or outside the community and organization.”
During his one term on the city council, Muir established Uniting Neighbors of North Salt Lake, a volunteer committee that focuses on emergency preparedness, neighborhood watch and beautification.
Muir and his wife Michelle have four children and two grandchildren. They have lived in Davis County for 26 years.