Roy Lloyd Announces Bid for County Commission Re-election

Roy Lloyd Announces Bid for County Commission Re-election

Incumbent Sweetwater County Commissioner Roy Lloyd will be seeking his second term on the board in the 2022 election.

GREEN RIVER — incumbent Roy Lloyd has officially announced his intention to seek reelection to the Sweetwater County Commission in the 2022 election.

Lloyd released his announcement this week, and will be seeking a second term on the commission. His official statement is as follows:

I am excited to officially announce my candidacy for re-election to the Sweetwater Board of County Commissioners. Four years ago, I was honored to be elected to the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners, and hope to have the opportunity to continue building on what I have learned and developed during my time as a County Commissioner.

I have proudly called Sweetwater County home for 19 years. I can honestly say that my family has firmly planted our roots in Sweetwater County. Heidi (my amazing wife of 22 years) and I have been blessed to raise our 4 children in Sweetwater County; Jorie (and her husband Cole) Randall, Kaden, Kamilyn, and Jakob. We love being close to our four grandkids Addisyn, Gracyn, Creed, and Jeter who also call Sweetwater County home. Sweetwater County is our home and I thrive on continuing to work to make it the best place for our children to grow up.

Together we have been involved in numerous community boards, and organizations, and have enjoyed volunteering our time to help serve our community. These opportunities have led us to make friendships and connections that have become integral parts of our lives. Our involvement and the relationships we have created further deepened our roots throughout Sweetwater County.

Throughout my 25-year professional career, my focus and passion have been in working for Non-Profit agencies supporting and providing opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Running a successful non-profit business requires the ability to problem-solve, find efficiencies, financial planning/budgeting, policy development, strategic planning, and the ability to think outside of the box. These skills and abilities have been assets during my term as Commissioner.

Approximately 2 years ago I started my own company, Opportunities Incorporated focusing on providing opportunities to individuals with various disabilities. This has been a great experience and has created a flexible schedule to allow for me to be deeply engaged in my commission work. There is a learning curve as a commissioner. Developing an understanding of the position takes time and effort and it seems that if you truly get a firm grip on the position your term is closer to the end than the beginning.

I am excited to utilize what I have learned throughout the last four years to become an even more effective commissioner. The last four years have been gratifying, and enlightening, and I couldn’t be prouder to serve this county. With that being said, it has also been difficult and ever- changing. We have dealt with the Covid -19 Pandemic, a change in National Leadership and policy, national challenges in providing ambulance services in rural communities, and a continuing downward financial trend just to name a few of the obstacles we have faced. Truly we as a Nation, county, and individuals have faced difficult times over the past 4 years. Who knows what the next four years will bring; but whatever it brings I will be ready for it and prepared to move forward.

What I bring to the table is hands-on experience as a Commissioner. My record has demonstrated a financially conservative approach and a proven track record of reducing duplication of services. Throughout the campaign, I look forward to sharing with you my accomplishments over the past 4 years, decisions I have learned from, and goals for the next four years. I look forward to the upcoming campaign events and encourage all voters to get involved and get informed! I will be honored to once again be allowed to serve the citizens of Sweetwater County.

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