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Council Position 3

Susan Allman

ABOUT THE Council Member

From my 34 years of teaching high school English and history, in Santa Barbara CA and St. George UT, I learned about and worked with all ages, from children, to teenagers, to young and older parents and grandparents.  It was often a challenge to find innovative ways for old problems.  It involved patience and thinking out of the box to help people change how they saw themselves, life, and education.  

From being an Episcopal priest, in charge of three parishes, I was challenged with very similar issues, helping people to see differently, with unresolved small issues and larger dangerous ones.  In both professions I was part of many committees, often as the leader and facilitator.  These committees, projects and partnerships with businesses always involved finding new win/win solutions through teaching everyone to listen, respect and value everyone else, regardless of past and current life situations.  Being a member and leader of Santa Barbara Friends’ Meeting (Quakers) for 10 years, I learned how possible consensus is, rather than compromise, because Quakers only make decisions through consensus, listening to everyone, and waiting until the best idea emerges.

From 3 years of working for two publishing companies in New York City, I learned the steps to a successful business, working with authors, editors, and the leaders of the company.


I received my BA from Randolph Macon Woman’s College (singular “woman” because all students were seen as individuals) in Lynchburg, VA, where we had  many leadership roles usually held by men.  I earned my MA in  education with an emphasis in reading from University of California, Santa Barbara.  I am a passionate supporter of the arts and religious organizations in Cedar City, such as Southern Utah Museum of Art, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Orchestra of Southern Utah, SUU, Southern Utah Chorale, In Jubilo Women’s Chorus, Community Presbyterian Thrift Shop and Friends of Festival City K9s.

I have lived in Southern Utah since 1992, and moved to Cedar Highlands in 2012.  I want to help create Cedar Highlands of the future where the beauty, fire protection, and appropriate building codes make this a place where life is fine.  I want to help Cedar Highlands be a real community, where participation, cooperation and respect are the underpinnings for every aspect of being a town.

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