November 2016 Around Town


Draper Lifestyle Magazine is on the lookout for someone wanting to gain experience as a social media manager.

We are specifically looking to engage our readers via Facebook and possibly Instagram. You can do this from your couch, bed, in class, at Starbucks, or in the bathroom (just don’t tell us). This is not a paid position but you will be receiving excellent experience, reference (if you do some good stuff), possible college credit, and buckets full of good karma.

If interested or just plain curious, please respond with your name, mad skills, and why you feel like you’d be a good candidate for the position.

Email Mark at

Join Corner Canyon Girls Lacrosse

By Kathy Holmberg

From kindergaten on up to high school there is a program for you! Youth in grades K-8 can register to play in the fall and spring. High school lacrosse officially begins in January, but we are doing a lot in the fall to get ready for the spring, so don’t miss out! Beginners are always welcome! If you can run, you can play! Grab all of your friends (or make new friends) and come see why lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Utah! For more information on being part of Corner Canyon Girls Lacrosse or to get email updates, please email us at or visit Our biggest goal right now is to grow our youth program so more girls will be ready to play in high school. To register as a youth girl player visit Any boys interested in playing should visit for more information. Go Chargers!!!

Achieving that killer spin

By Mary Etherington

Families wanting to do something different and fun in combatting against time on electronic devices may find the perfect solution at the elite Table Tennis Training and Event Center in West ValleyT With six competition tables and three robotic tables, open league play, championship tournaments, lessons and memberships for all ages from novice to serious players, many train here to compete in local, regional and national tournaments. The facility is exploring the idea of gaining recognition as an Olympic training venue. Anyone wanting to test their skills at the game may participate in the largest table tennis tournaments in the state, including NCAA events. Coaches at the center will evaluate your game and arrange matches with players of similar skill level or set you up on a robotic table for you to compete against yourself. The global popularity of the game is represented at the center with coaches from the Middle East, China, Russia, Germany and the US. Many high schools across the state, some of which have club teams, are connected with the center whose goal is to field these teams and take these teens further.

Draper City Council 
Appoints New Fire Chief

In September, city council members voted to unanimously approve the appointment of Clint Smith as the new Fire Chief for the new Draper City Fire Department. Smith officially started working for Draper City on October 3. Smith is employed by Unified Fire authority (UFA) as the EMS Bureau Chief and is responsible for the oversight and management of all medical aspects of the department. This responsibility includes medical certifications, training and testing for certification requirements, UFA’s Paramedic and EMT schools, narcotics tracking and DEA compliance, ambulance licensure and state compliance, internal quality assurance program and coordination with the State Bureau of EMS. During his career, Smith served as the UFA Chief’s Public Information Officer. Clint Smith comes highly recommended by trusted fire professionals. Mayor Walker said after interviewing Clint: “I am confident that Clint will be an outstanding fire chief. He has unique and exceptional experience in fire service and also in the political arena serving as the interim Mayor of Herriman from June to December, 2013. He currently serves as the chair of the Herriman City Planning Commission. Clint understands city government, budgeting and serving residents. Clint was raised in a family of hard workers. He knows how to get a job done and he has the highest integrity and work ethic. Draper is Clint’s hometown, and he will make us proud.” Clint was born and raised in Draper and his ancestors were the first settlers in Draper. He is the son of former Mayor Darrell Smith who served three terms in Draper. Clint’s mother, Launi Smith, served 13 years for the Draper Volunteer Ambulance Service and worked in the Draper Court for 19 years.