Mount Pleasant City Council Members
Russell (Bull) Keisel has lived in Mount Pleasant since 1979. He married Kathi Pehrson and together they raised their family here. Bull spent most of his spare time coaching at North Sanpete High School. He also coached little league football, basketball and baseball. He retired from Utah Power and Light as a Journeyman Mechanic. He hopes to give back to the city that has given him so many blessings. His goal as councilman has put Mount Pleasant City and it’s citizens first.
Justin Atkinson is a long-time resident of Mount Pleasant and has had the privilege of serving the citizens of the wonderful community of Mount Pleasant for many years. He has served on the city council for the past seven-plus years and served 10 years on the planning and zoning committee prior to his time on the city council.
In the past several years that Atkinson has served on the city council, he says he has seen good things happen. Roads have been improved, infrastructure needs have been addressed, economic and community development has been on the incline, recreational options for citizens and those visiting have been created, just to name a few.
Justin will continue to work to “preserve the past and prepare for the future” and he pledges his efforts to do all he can to meet the constant need that a community like Mount Pleasant deserves and requires.
Rondy G. Black
Rondy Black has been a lifelong resident of North Sanpete and has called Mount Pleasant home since 1998. He married Heather Tolman in 2008, and together they are raising their four children.
Rondy’s background is blue collar and has developed a strong, honest work ethic. He has worked in all phases of residential construction; road construction; drainage and utilities; and is currently employed at Canyon Fuel Co., Skyline Mine, as an Underground Fireboss.
Rondy is proud to call Mount Pleasant home. However, he believes our city has room for improvement. Infrastructure is a top priority that needs to be updated to meet the current demand and prepare for future growth. Our roads have become a hazard and require urgent action. Our irrigation system is outdated and needs to be upgraded, including more water storage and careful management.
Rondy also has a strong desire for growth to be planned carefully, including enforcement of existing City ordinances before creating new ones. Rondy will promote a strong policy department to continue to keep our city safe.
Rondy feels we could be doing better as a city and would like to bring a new approach to serving Mount Pleasant.
Kevin Stallings moved to Mount Pleasant approximately 30 years ago. He wanted to work and raise his family here. As a husband, father, grandfather, small business owner, employer and citizen of Mount Pleasant, Kevin feels that this decision has been a tremendous blessing for his family.
There are areas in which Kevin would like to support, strengthen and improve within the city. These areas include: Roads, Power and Water, Planning & Zoning development and Industrial park businesses.
Throughout his term Kevin pledges to work hard and build on the foundation of this great city.
Sam Draper, Sam was born and raised here in Mount Pleasant. He married his wife Hollie and together they have 4 kids. Sam has worked for Mount Pleasant City for over 13 years. He was the Public Works Director for 3 years and is the Fire Chief for Mount Pleasant City. Sam believes there should be transparency in all city dealings. He wants citizens to have input on decisions that affect the city.