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Michelle Kaufusi

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Michelle Kaufusi

Mayor, Provo, Utah
Michelle Kaufusi

Michelle Kaufusi is a Provo girl born and raised—eventually making history as Provo’s first female mayor. Honored as Utah’s 2019 Informed Decision Maker of the Year and the 2022 Utah Valley Chamber Champion, Mayor Kaufusi continues her regional leadership with appointed positions as the chair of the Utah County Metropolitan Planning Organization and MPO Finance Committee; president of the Utah League of Cities and Towns; chair of Utah Municipal Power Agency; chair of the newly-established Utah Lake Authority; vice chair of Utah County Council of Governments; and vice chair of the Utah Water Quality Board. She is a busy lady! Mayor Kaufusi’s leadership has also translated to national accolades for Provo City. Most notably being honored by the distinguished Milken Institute as the nation’s Best-Performing City for an unprecedented three consecutive years from 2021-23. As the fourth largest city in Utah, Provo is clearly “hitting above its weight” with distinctions such as the #2 Safest Big City in the U.S. (2021), #2 Happiest City in America (2022), #2 Hottest Job Market in America (2022), #3 Most Neighborly City in the U.S. (2022) and #1 City for Worker Satisfaction (2023).