Provo to Have First Female Mayor In City's 157-Year History

Oct 11, 2017

The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, former city councilwoman Sherrie Hall Everett and school board member Michelle Kaufusi, which means the predominantly Mormon city will finally have a woman in the mayor's office for the first time in its 157-year history.

Kaufusi said she found out about the city's lack of a female mayor when she went to Provo City Hall to file her paperwork. A city official told she was one of the first women to run for the job in the city's history.

Women's representation across Utah County is the lowest in the Wasatch Front. About 5 percent of mayors in the county are women, compared to 19 percent of mayors in Salt Lake County.