Salt Lake City

Council District 2

The Westside – Fairpark, Glendale, Poplar Grove


Westside = Home

Council Member Johnston attends Groove in the Grove meeting Constituents of the WestsideIf you are reading this, you likely call the Westside of Salt Lake City home. Whether you are a life-long resident or a recent move-in, all of us have made the choice to join this welcoming community.

When we choose to call the Westside home, we choose to take responsibility to care for, protect, and improve it. By making this choice, we can also define what “Westside” means. Though we cannot control the opinions of others we can inform them. We can call out misinformation or outdated perceptions and let people know what it means to live, work, and play on the Westside. Sometimes this choice is not easy, but in my experience, the most meaningful parts of our lives more often require the most work.

In this context, Council Member James Rogers and I have embarked on a campaign to help show others what it means to call the Westside home. We have distributed hundreds of WESTSIDE t-shirts and bike lights. I have more and am willing to share while supplies last. Send me an email with the subject line “WESTSIDE” and tell me what you love about the Westside (don’t forget to include your shirt size).

I invite you show your Westside pride. Wear the shirts, share your neighborhood’s beauty and strengths on social media – #myWESTSIDE. Send photos of you and your neighbors wearing your WESTSIDE shirts to include on the District 2 website. Additionally, show your pride by doing one thing to improve your block. If all of us are willing to take this challenge, we can define for ourselves and others what it means to be from the Westside. And, we will live up to the promise of Westside=Home.



District 2, what do you love about the WESTSIDE?

Linda & Mark S.

Posted on:October 29th, 2018
You can’t “beet” the westside! We love gardening in our large westside garden. We also love the vibrant energy here. This is the sort of spirited community where residents proudly wear t-shirts naming their community. (What other communities are doing that?!) We also love riding our tandem along the amazing Jordan River Parkway just two […]

Domingo & Cindy T.

Posted on:September 6th, 2018
“My family, being new to the “West Side” of Salt Lake City, enjoy living in an well-lit community. When we moved to the area we noticed that the street we had moved onto could use another street lamp given that it was extremely dark in our area. I called the streets department and no sooner […]

Dino M.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“What I love about my neighborhood is the culture diversity of the people that live here. And the squirrels that we feed.” ~ Dino M.

Edica L.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“What I love about my neighborhood is the location of the area I live in. I live in Poplar Grove and I love the fact that I live less than 2 miles away from downtown. As a young adult, it’s the best because I can attend all of the fun concerts and nightlife activities without […]

Dana R.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“There are so many things I love about living on the Westside of Salt Lake City! I grew up in Bountiful, but even as a teenager I was drawn to the cultural diversity of the westside of Salt Lake. I have now lived in Glendale/Poplar Grove for 16 years, raising my 3 sons here, and […]

Bryan C.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“There is so much I love about the Westside. I love the convenience of the freeways, the Jordan River parkway. The people are all mostly nice. I love the diversity of so many people and cultures.” ~ Bryan C.

Adrienne A.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“What I love about my neighborhood? It’s where I feel the most comfortable. I love the WESTSIDE 🙌🏾” ~ Adrienne A.

Martin A.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“I love living in Fairpark because of the diversity in my neighborhood. I can get specialty foods from All Chay or Chungas as well as sample many authentic Mexican flavors from other small mom and pop restaurants. Going for a walk is always a delight. I walk past a Buddhist Monastery, the Islamic Society, a […]

Alavina V.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“I am a California transplant and the Westside feels so much like home to me it has now become it. I am not sure I could live in Utah if I didn’t live on the west side. I appreciate the cultural diversity and sense of community we have here. It’s just a great place to […]

Naomi A.

Posted on:September 5th, 2018
“I love the architectural & landscape diversity of the neighborhood.” ~ Naomi A.

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