Orem City Manager Jim Reams Passes Away

Those of you who have been following UTOPIA for some time will recognize the name Jim Reams. As Orem’s City Manager and the city’s UTOPIA board member, he was instrumental in pushing the 2008 bonds forward and was gracious enough to arrange meeting space for myself and other UTOPIA supporters in Orem. Every interaction I had with him was unfailingly pleasant and he was an all-around good guy. I was saddened to learn this morning that he passed away last night of an apparent heart attack at just 53. Whoever takes his place has some mighty big shoes to fill.

You can read the articles at the Daily Herald, Deseret News, and Salt Lake Tribune.

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