Council Members Bios
Councilmember William Rappleye
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From the time he was old enough to remember Mr. Rappleye has found himself in leadership positions and possesses a unique talent for empowering groups to achieve at higher levels as well as bringing diverse groups together to achieve common goals. His visionary leadership skills are well known and recognized along the Wasatch front.
Born in Twin Falls Idaho, graduated from Twin Falls High School, attend the College of Southern Idaho, studied design and graphics arts, completing that degree at LaSalle University and later, completing his business education through the TCI Corporate program. He is married to Mary F. Foss and has three children and nine grand children.
Mr. Rappleye started his business career in the commercial construction industry, filling positions from laborer to superintendent. In 1981 he began his career in the Cable Television industry. He spent two decades in this industry earning awards and accolades in roles ranging from; contract installer, sales and operations manager, area customer service executive and state physical asset management executive. In 2002 he hired on as a telecom manager for the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee managing the Peaks hockey venue in Provo. He is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Draper Utah Chamber of Commerce.
In 2004 he formed the Healthy Draper non-profit corporation This organization has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for healthy community programs and projects in Draper Utah since it's beginning. He currently serves the board Treasurer. In 2007 he organized an executive leadership program (VLR). Consisting of local businesses owners and executives who meet monthly to discuss ways to restructure, improve, and energize their own operations, as well as supporting a better, strong now community, now in its fifth year.
His community service; ten years as Draper City Planning Commission member, four years as Chairman. A founding board member of the Draper-Riverton Rotary Club, fourteen years board member for Volunteers of America and seven years as State Director of Public Relations, State Employer Outreach Director and Utah State Training Director for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve(ESGR) Utah State Committee, an office of the U.S. Department of Defense,.
Mr. Rappleye was elected to the Draper City Council in 2010 and has worked hard to solve fiscal, organizational and community development issues in Draper city. He is pro business and brings that positive attitude to his Draper City leadership position. He has a very well developed sense of organizational improvement and has excelled at improving every project, and organization he has been associated with.
Councilmember Jeff Stenquist
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Jeff Stenquist has lived in Draper since 1996 and has served on the Draper City Council since 2006. In that time he has served as the Economic Development Liaison, as a member of the Parks & Trails Committee and on the board of the Draper Community Foundation. He also serves as the Council representative to the Utah League of Cities and Towns Legislative Policy Committee and Association of Municipal Councils. Prior to being elected to the City Council, Jeff served for two years on the Draper City Planning Commission.
Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah and works as a Software Development Manager for a payment processing and auditing company. Jeff has held positions as a Software Engineer, Software Development Manager and Software Architect for over 20 years.
Jeff and his wife Karen were married in 1993 and they have four children. Jeff is an avid cyclist and skier and can often be found enjoying Draper's incredible trail network.
Councilmember Alan Summerhays
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Alan Summerhays was born and raised in Draper, Utah. He also raised six children with his wife, Kris, and his children are now raising their own children in Draper. Alan currently owns three businesses in Draper with over 40 employees. He studied in New York City and attended Utah State University.
Alan is serving his second term on the Draper City Council since 2005. He is on the Draper Parks and Trails Committee, the Salt Lake County Sanitation Board, and the South Valley Sewer Board. He also has been a part of the Draper Planning and Zoning Commission.
Why Alan ran for Draper City Council:
Alan ran first and foremost for the kids (outdoors sports) in Draper. Draper was lacking a recreation department as well as fields. Additionally, Alan ran for the Draper Businesses because the businesses need someone that will look out for them and protect their rights as business owners (because businesses are often forgotten about and taken advantage of). Alan is an advocate for people’s rights and an ear for the citizens of Draper.
Councilmember Marsha Vawdrey
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Marsha Vawdrey is a third generation Draper resident and loves Draper City. She has had many opportunities to serve the community: as Secretary of Historic Park Fund-raising Committee; Secretary/Treasurer of the Salt Lake County Fair Board; Draper Community Foundation; Chair of Draper Days Rodeo; organizing member of Citizens’ Group to Save Corner Canyon; co-chair Draper Days Celebration; nine years on the Draper City Planning Commission and is now honored to serve on the Draper City Council. She and her husband Doug have a small business in Draper, and have raised their four daughters here.
Marsha is working hard on the City Council and hopes we will soon see progress on a few of her favorite projects – building a splash pad park and partnering with Salt Lake County on a community garden program. Marsha enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family, including her 12 grandchildren.
Councilmember Michele Weeks
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In the fall of 2015, Michele was elected to serve on the Draper City Council. Michele is absolutely thrilled to be part of the Draper City Council. City government is the peoples’ government where your voice matters. Michele encourages you to become more involved in local government and looks forward to seeing you at Draper City Council meetings. She loves being part of local government because this is where you can make a city feel like a warm community.
Michele has lived in Draper since 1999. Nothing gives Michele more joy then raising her two sons and four stepchildren here in Draper. Her family enjoys skiing, hiking and biking in the wonderful mountains.
Michele was named Mrs. Utah in 2013 and was a statewide spokesperson for ADHD. She is an active volunteer in her children’s school as an elected member of Draper Parks Middle School Community Council and a member of the PTA. She is a member of Pet Partners in Utah and can be seen with her dog Bernard visiting local nursing homes and hospitals. In the winter months, you can find her down at the State Capital listening to the debates about education, air quality and economy. She is currently working on a statewide glass-recycling program during this upcoming session.
Michele’s international travels and charitable work have been her life’s highlights. It began when she spent a year aboard in Australia as a student ambassador of the United States with the American Field Service Exchange Group. She has been very fortunate and blessed to have traveled to 35 different countries. These travels have truly opened her heart to a world in need.
Her love for people has helped formulate many humanitarian projects around the world. Michele raised money to build an orphanage in Egypt. She also organized a group to give school supplies to the children in Peru as part of a goodwill trip. Her organized toy drives have benefited the children of Burma, Bali and Egypt. She also delivered hygiene kits for the people in Burma and raised money to replace a school floor in a small village there.
Michele is a graduate of Towson State University. During college she was a national ranked debater and public speaker. Michele’s government work includes an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and work for state legislators in both Maryland and Georgia. After college she used her communications degree in both radio and television. Michele lived in New York City where she was an actress in local and national commercials.
Michele’s current Draper responsibilities are:
• Vice Chair for Redevelopment Agency
• Member of the Draper Tree Commission
• Member of the Mountain Association of Governments
• Member of the SunCrest Board
• Member of the Air Quality Board