Candidate profile: Valarie Valenzuela

Valarie Valenzuela provides evening catering at Moab’s Homewood Suites. She said she did not have any experience working on the board or staff of any nonprofit or municipal organizations but wants to “start giving back” through volunteer service.

She said that, when she learned that city council elections were upcoming, she figured she’d “give it a shot.”

Valenzuela said she did not know much about PAD. She also said she had not been following developments on proposed land use changes governing lodging, but she was interested to learn more.

Valenzuela said she was primarily interested to take care of what Moab “already has,” and was looking to “clean it up,” referring to environmental conditions. She said she is also interested to revive a farmer’s market for the town.