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Meet Cecilee

An Experienced Advocate and Leader for YOU

In 2020, I served on the Bountiful Parks & Trails Bond Committee, gaining support for a bond that will result in a new 10-acre park that will include playing fields and hopefully pickle ball courts and a skatepark, among other features. The bond will also fund the extension and improvement of Bountiful area trails. I am committed to citizen involvement and input at all stages of development for this future park. I was also a campaigner and public advocate for the South Davis Recreation Center Bond in 2004. It is very exciting to see how our community continues to benefit from this well-planned, citizen-centric project that brings people together to provide a safe place for youth and adults to recreate.

 

When the construction of a dirty, environmentally unsafe power plant was proposed on Bountiful’s doorstep in 2008, I founded the Davis County Community Coalition (DC3), a grass-roots organization whose advocacy focused on clean air and quality of life initiatives directly impacting Bountiful residents. Working alongside many concerned citizens and advocacy groups, we were able to stop construction of what would have been a highly polluting power plant. Subsequently, I also worked in tandem with many local business owners to maintain the integrity and accessibility of Bountiful's Main Street when a proposed commuter rail line would have removed trees/planters and on-street parking from Main Street. Working with downtown merchants, we were able to preserve our historic Main Street district from rail development, thus ensuring the ability of the city to host festivals, parades, art and car shows and other special events in the heart of the city.

 

Serving on the Community Council and PTA Boards of four Bountiful public schools for the last 21 consecutive years, I have had the opportunity to create policy, procedures, and programs that have impacted thousands of Bountiful students. When my children's elementary school did not have a school choir or a theater program, I worked with the administration to start both a choir and a musical theater program that still serves hundreds of students each year. Volunteering in Bountiful schools has been the greatest privilege of my life, whether it be through individual tutoring of struggling learners, implementing early morning math programs, fundraising for new computers or technology to help teachers, or promoting school-wide enrichment programs.   

 

I am an attorney with experience in family law and commercial real estate, and as such, I have been able to use my legal skills to provide pro bono legal work, and organize direct aid, for victims of domestic violence, the unhoused and low income pro se litigants. I also served for eight years on the Board of Trustees for Bountiful’s largest private employer, Lakeview Hospital, advancing capital improvements, sound budgetary policy, and the delivery of world-class healthcare. Additionally, I have also served on the Board of Directors and worked with multiple organizations focused on philanthropy, Indigenous youth, special needs individuals, and women in higher education, including Youthlinc, The American Indian Community Academy, Special Needs Primary, and Utah Women in Higher Education, among others.

 

People are my passion - I am committed to Bountiful residents and I am ready to roll up my sleeves to do the work of moving Bountiful forward.

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I am a Utah native who grew up in Provo where both of my parents, Alvin and Barbara Price, were educators. My Dad was a professor of child development at BYU and my Mom was a sewing teacher at Provo High. I attended BYU, during which time I interned for Howard Nielson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, in Washington D.C. I went on to earn a degree in Public Relations Communications, prior to serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hartford, Connecticut. I subsequently earned a law degree at Southern Methodist University School of Law where I graduated cum laude and served as an Articles Editor for the Southern Methodist University Law Review.

 

Professionally, I worked at Coltrin & Associates in New York City, and for the law firm of Andrews & Kurth in Dallas, Texas. I also founded my own law firm, Price-Huish Law, PLLC, and was a co-owner of a children’s clothing company, Buffalo Babies, with my three sisters. 

 

I married Dr. Steve Huish nearly 30 years ago and we had the opportunity to live in New York, Texas and Ohio before setting our sights on Bountiful City as our “forever home” over 20 years ago.

 

Upon arriving in Bountiful, I immediately dug into community service, including as a volunteer team member for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. This experience lit the fire of civic pride, strengthening my desire to be engaged and involved in my community that continues to this day. My husband, Steve, joined Mountain Orthopedics and established his medical practice right here in Bountiful. We have raised our five children (and numerous pets) among the many wonderful friends, neighbors and acquaintances we have met along the way.

 

In my free time, you will often find me hiking on the trails right here in Bountiful with my dog and my kids, camping, attending Bountiful High sporting and musical events, or playing pickleball. It is without reservation that I say, “I love Bountiful” and I will work hard every day to make an even “Better Bountiful”.