A strong foundation for a

better tomorrow.

It has been my honor to serve you as mayor.

Four years ago, our city mall was missing two anchor stores and had 10 vacancies. Midtown Village was mostly empty and a city eyesore. Our city government was cutting services due to a funding shortage.

Today, Orem is thriving. University Mall is undergoing a 500 million dollar expansion. Midtown Village is being renovated under new ownership, and there are over 100 new businesses in Orem. We are experiencing rapid economic growth and our city’s bond debt is down 22 million dollars. Let’s keep working towards a greater tomorrow.

Results Matter

As we make Orem the best it can be.

Results Matter


Greater Amenities

  • All Abilities Park
  • Dog Park
  • Splash Park
  • Kids Pool
  • City Beautification Projects

Greater Transparency

  • Live Streaming City Council Meetings
  • City Budgets Completely Online
  • All Meeting Documents Online
  • More Outreach, More Open Houses, More Citizen Surveys
  • Now Have Multiple LED  TV Screens for the Audience Viewing of Council Meetings
  • New Audio System to Better Hear Council Meetings

Greater Safety

  • Additional Police and Fire Department Vehicles
  • New Breathing Apparatus
  • New Hawk System
  • Additional Jaws of Life

Stronger Foundation

  • $22M Bond Debt Retired
  • No New Property Tax
  • No New Bond Debt Approved for UTOPIA.
  • $3M in New Sales Tax Revenues

Why Orem is

A Great Place
to Live

Orem is getting recognition for the great things happening here.

Best City for Successful Aging
Milken Institute

Best City to Raise a Family

Best City for Well Being

Best City for Entrepreneurial Endeavors
Smart Asset

Top 50 Most Liveable Cities
Money Magazine

14th Best City to Live in the U.S

When I was elected as Mayor, Orem had cut some city services and our Public Safety Department was understaffed.

As I have fought to put Orem back on a strong foundation, we have been able to do some great things without raising your taxes. There is a lot left to do, so I ask for your vote when you receive your ballot in the mail.

        We are putting Orem

On the
Right Track

In the News

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Herald editorial: Brunst earns endorsement for successful past and well-planned future

As a general rule of thumb, most corporations, businesses, enterprises and even cities need a solid plan for a successful future.

Of the two candidates running for Orem’s mayoral seat, one has such a plan for the future, the other does not.

Richard Brunst, the current mayor of Utah County’s second-largest city, has proven he knows what makes Orem a prosperous and economically viable city. We, as an editorial board, believe he will continue to do so, which is why we have chosen to endorse Brunst for Orem’s part-time mayoral seat.

Provo Daily Herald

Orem mayoral and city council candidates debate their visions for managing growth

Growth, and the challenges that go along with it, were at the forefront of an Orem mayoral and City Council candidate debate Wednesday afternoon.

Daily Herald

New Orem water feature opens with a big splash

It was only 74 degrees and cloudy Tuesday, but that didn’t stop several children from joining Orem Mayor Richard Brunst in a conga line celebrating the opening of the new Palisade Park splash pad.

Daily Herald

Orem mayor has bucket list of projects for 2017

Just because there is a holiday slowdown at the office doesn’t mean Orem Mayor Richard Brunst isn’t working on and thinking about what he would like to see happen in the city in 2017.

With a bucket list of goals — some attainable, some not — Brunst is ready to face the new year and to tackle a list of projects.

Daily Herald

Mayor Brunst: Enjoy life in Orem with opening of two new parks

“Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” — President Gordon B. Hinckley

To the point of this quotation, Orem City will see the grand openings of two new parks in October: the Orchard Park at the University Place and the All-Together Park at the Orem City Center. One is provided through private enterprise and one is provided by our city together with volunteers and donations.

Daily Herald

Orem emerges from economic dearth

If you ask Mayor Richard Brunst what’s happened in Orem this year, be prepared for him to flip out a legal pad full of accomplishments and miracles.

Daily Herald

Get In Touch

I would love to hear from you.

Richard Brunst

for Orem City Mayor

Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Richard Brunst