Women's Self Defense Class
The Orem Police Department will be providing an 8 week women's self defense course for women 15 years old and above.
WHEN: Every Thursday evening, 7:00 - 9:00pm starting March 5th and ending April 30th.
WHERE: Orem Police Department Training Room (95 E. Center St.)
COST: $20 per person. Includes manual, certification, and lessons.
Business Continuity Plan
1 in 4 businesses never re-open after a disaster. You can protect your business by creating a continuity plan. Nu Skin, Be Ready Utah, the City of Orem, and Provo City are sponsoring the Utah County Private Sector Preparedness Council to help get community businesses prepared for the worst. The first meeting will be Feb. 27 from 9am to 10:30am at the Nu Skin Building in Provo.
To see this poster in greater detail, click here.
Orem is #9 Best City for Commuting in Utah
Obrella.com named Orem the 9th best city for commuting in Utah. The article reports that the average commute time in the city is 18.7 minutes. You can read the complete article here.
Historic State Street: 1947 & 1966
With all of the buzz about the new State Street Master Plan, here's a look at State Street from 1947 and 1966. Some buildings from the time period are still here, like the SCERA, City Hall, and Miracle Bowl.
There's a near wreck at 0:47 that proves the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Orem: Your place to play
If anybody needs convincing that Orem is a great place to live, work, and play, just watch this video of all that Orem has to offer.
Orem-Provo is the 4th Most Educated Metro Area in America
WalletHub recently released a study that named the Orem-Provo metro area as the 4th most educated area in the United States. With two exceptional 4-year universities and a great public school system, the area is an educational hotbed.
Here's a breakdown of WalletHub's assessment of the area:
- 4th– Percentage of High School Diploma Holders
- 18th– Percentage of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
- 69th– Percentage of Graduate or Professional Degree Holders
- 19th – Percent of Workers with Jobs in Computer, Engineering and Science Fields
- 25th – Average Quality of Top Universities
- 9th – Number of Enrolled Students in Top 200 Universities per Capita
- 7th – Public School System Ranking
You can see the full study by clicking here.
Utility Master Plan Update
The City of Orem is planning for the future. The Utility Master Plan Updates will be the basis of our plan to ensure that future generations have access to reliable and sustainable water, storm sewer, and wastewater systems.
You can see the master plan here.
New State Street Redevelopment Plan
The Orem State Street Corridor Master Plan is a long term plan being led by the City of Orem to envision the future of State Street in its continued role as the Main Street and retail center of Utah County. The City will be working with the Mountainland Association of Governments, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority and Provo City to create a plan that meets the needs of both residents and businesses.
The plan will create a vision for State Street's future and identify achievable short and long term goals revolving around the issues of transportation, land use, population density, economic development, and urban design.
Citizen input is an important part of this process and there will be public meetings and workshops scheduled so that you can help create this plan.