|David Takashi Kano
|Mayor of Brigham City
|January 5, 1998
|January 6, 2002
|Clark N. Davis
|Lou Ann Christensen
Before becoming Mayor, David Kano served on the City Council, and it was gratifying for him to see some of the programs he initiated as a Council member brought to fruition while he was Mayor. For example, he was the City Council representative on the Recreation Commission that proposed moving the soccer and baseball playing fields from the cemetery area where property was needed for grave plots. The plan was to establish a baseball-soccer complex with concrete walking paths at Pioneer Park. As Mayor, he saw work on the project completed. Other projects that were carried over from his time on the City Council were implementing the DARE program in local schools, city support for the Lincoln Center (which housed the Literacy Program, Soup Kitchen, local civic clubs, and many youth-oriented activities).
Early in his term, Kano saw the construction of two new buildings – Wells Fargo Bank (now Mountain West Bank) and Smith’s Corporation. The city also approved an ordinance to protect such historic buildings as the old co-op woolen and planing mills and completed the skateboard facility at Constitution Park.
Mayor Kano wanted staff members to know they were important and that he cared about them and appreciated their efforts. With reminders from his secretary, he remembered weddings, illnesses and family deaths with visits and cards. One project Kano did completely on his own from his home was to send a birthday card to each of the City’s 300 employees.