Mayor’s Office

July 2022

When people find out where I live, they ALWAYS say the same thing, “Oh! You are so lucky! I love Midway.”

I am so lucky and I know it. This charming town, nestled in a mountain valley, was built by hard working Europeans in the 1800’s. They were mostly recent converts to Mormonism and came to this valley anxious to start new lives, to farm and raise livestock.

Those early pioneers created a haven of peace and beauty for those of us that followed later.

Sensitive to how rare this gem of a town is, elected officials, city staff and the many community members who volunteer on our committees continue to protect the rural nature of our town as it grows.

We embraced our agricultural heritage by voting to support a $5 million Open Space Bond. To date, this money has been used to save approximately 300 acres of agricultural land from development. With $1.5 million remaining, we hope to save much more.

We embrace our European heritage in the architecture of many of our building and with the Glockenspiel that emerges from our Town Hall every hour.

We embrace the beauty of the outdoors with a trail system that connects to state parks, reservoirs and five beautiful city parks. We are also home to the largest outdoor skating rink in the state.

We embrace our sense of community with events sponsored by the Midway Boosters such as Swiss Days and a patriotic July 4th program and breakfast. The city also sponsors yearly events for Founders Day and the Tree Lighting Festival.

With vigorous planning and thoughtful consideration of our heritage, Midway will always be a gem of the Wasatch Back.

Mayor Celeste Johnson