Washington City: Government

Councilman Kress Staheli
111 North 100 East
Washington City, Utah 84780
Elected: 2011
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Assignments and Committees:
  • Washington City - Celebrations & Events
  • Community Education Channel (DTV)
  • Economic Development/Business Advisory Committee
  • Planning Commission

Kress Staheli was born and raised in Washington City as the fourth son of Gayla Dawne and the late Stan Staheli. He has fond memories of playing youth sports, attending community events, and running through the hills and fields that make up our city. He jokes that he was raised on hamburgers from the Burger Place, but is serious when he says he shed a tear when it, along with Nisson’s Mercantile, closed down to make way for the widening of Telegraph Street. He is passionate about this community and is committed to keeping the bonds of people and places strong that make this city such a wonderful place to live.

After graduating from Pine View High School, he joined the Utah Army National Guard (C Battery, 2 -222 Field Artillery) and served a church mission in France. He graduated from Dixie College and went on to complete an Accounting Degree at Southern Utah University. He has since built and operates what has grown to be the largest Farmers Insurance Agency south of Utah County.

Kress is married to Lynette (Graff) Staheli and they are the parents of a son and three daughters. They live in the Washington Fields and like being close to Staheli Farms. Kress enjoys running marathons and admits that pounding the pavement on training runs through the city in the early morning hours has given him a unique perspective on the city and the work it takes to keep it “running” smooth.

Kress served for 2 years on the Planning Commission before being elected to the City Council in November of 2011. He is grateful to those who have served in this position before him and hopes to build on the good things they have done. He supports low taxes, disciplined budgets, property rights, proper planning, and a downtown that feels like home. He is committed to being a voice and an advocate for the citizens of Washington City.

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