May 15, 2020 • 7M

Cheryl Butler Discusses COVID-19: Masks, Testing, and Community Service

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#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for Congress Guest: Cheryl Butler Office Sought: Utah House District 53 Issue: Today - that issue is responding to COVID19 I support the stabilization efforts underway in Summit County - staying home, wearing a mask when I'm out in public, and avoiding visiting my elderly parents. It can be difficult and frustrating. I am greatly saddened by the enormous loss of life we've seen all around the world, and right here at home. I am also worried about our unemployed workers and the more vulnerable members of our community who are finding it more difficult to access the resources they need - work, education, and healthcare. And in some cases, food and housing. When I see a problem, I ally myself with those people out there working to solve it. I'm very active in Rotary, which is an entire organization devoted to Service above Self. Right now, we Rotarians are laser focused on creatively working to provide our community with additional resources to help in the COVID19 response. We are sewing masks, building face shields, distributing food and other necessities, promoting social interaction through remote meetings, and calling vulnerable members of our community. We are not stepping back, we are ramping up our normal service projects. Bio: Family- Cheryl grew up in a small, rural town where her parents were medical professionals, serving the community, and instilling the values of honesty, hard work, self-sufficiency and caring for others. These are the same values she has stressed with her own children and grandchildren. And these values lead her to appreciate the importance of serving the public. Cheryl retired in 2016 after working 34 years, as a successful engineer and senior manager for a major international energy company. She is a recognized expert in risk decision making and oil/gas process safety. She has been a featured speaker at industry conferences around the world and has published papers in multiple technical journals. For the last 15 years of her career, Cheryl lived and worked overseas in Nigeria, Venezuela, and Kazakhstan - learning the languages and cultures along the way. For 50 years, Cheryl has been putting her skills and experience to work in every community where she has lived. She has coached kids soccer teams, tutored and mentored students, started new 4H clubs, and served on the school board. Cheryl currently serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, teaches ESL to recent immigrants, volunteers with voter registration efforts, and in the public schools encouraging young people to pursue careers in STEM. Cheryl is the Community Services Director for the Sunrise Rotary Club in Park City. She is also the Director of the Talem Foundation which funds international sustainable development projects. She loves to hike with her dog Barney and sew quilts for the grandkids. Website: Twitter: @votecherylbutl1 Facebook: Instagram: @votecherylbutler #plugintodevin #UtahValues #BoldSolutions #UTpol