Craig Leavitt for Monticello Mayor
My name is Craig Leavitt, candidate for mayor of Monticello. I am married to Dorothy Taylor Leavitt. We have three children, eight grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. I moved to Monticello in 1962 and graduated from Monticello High School in 1968. I served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972. After leaving the Army, I returned to Monticello.
5 years San Juan County Roads - Heavy equipment operator
6 years Utah Department Transportation - Equipment operator
9 years Utah Department Transportation - Station Supervisor
10 years Utah Department Transportation - Area Supervisor
Training and Qualification:
Area Supervisor responsibilities:
Managed multi-million dollar budgets for UDOT
Supervised over 30 employees
Maintenance supervisor of state highways in San Juan, Grand and Emery counties.
Wrote specifications for maintenance contracts .
Ten years on Price District Equipment Committee.
Training in employee relations and conflict resolution.
Experience in traffic control and construction inspection.
Knowledge of material specifications and application.
Involved in negotiations with the Department of Energy on supplemental standards for both the city and UDOT.
City and civic experience:
Served on the Monticello City Council for ten years.
Worked with DOE and EPA on Monticello vicinity properties and mill site cleanup.
Served on Victims of Mill Tailing Exposure Committee
Committee member and volunteer for Veterans Memorial.
Helped with the restoration of the Big Four Tractor.
First hand experience of golf course operation and maintenance (my father, Grant Leavitt was a golf pro for 50 years.)
Goals and objectives:
Monticello needs to grow. I think the number one issue for growth in Monticello is water. Water resources are limited therefore, water rights are limited so we need to set aside funds to purchase when available and seek funding for expanded storage.
City streets need to be built and maintained for optimum life span.
I am also concerned about repeating past mistakes and expenditures instead of relying on institutional knowledge of previous City Councils that have been forgotten or ignored.
I believe government should be representative of the citizens and be transparent in all of its dealings and should provide necessary services for all. Since our financial resources are limited we need to use them wisely and taxes need to be kept as low as possible.
I am retired and have the time to serve. I feel I have the qualifications and motivation to be mayor. I would appreciate your vote on November 7.