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Cleveland is a clean, friendly community that retains its safe, small Town feel and charm. The citizens of Cleveland envision a family friendly Town that is unified, rich in heritage and cultural diversity, which provides economic opportunities, quality education and a healthy environment to all.
The Town of Cleveland was named in honor of President Grover Cleveland. In 1884-85 Henery A. Oviatt, Samual N. Alger, Jacob Johnson, John Eden, Robert T. Litster and Martin Mortensen took up homesteads in spite of the great handicap they faced in the matter of water.
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Notice is hereby given of  TWO mid-term vacancies for the office of council person for Cleveland Town. Interested persons need to apply in writing to the Cleveland Town Office located at 130 W. Main or mail to, PO Box 325, Cleveland, UT 84518, by September 8, 2016 before 5:00 pm. Those applying must meet the following qualifications:


1. Be a United States Citizen.

2. Be at least 18 years old.

3. Be a resident of Cleveland for a period of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding this vacancy.

4. Be a registered voter of the municipality.


The positions will be filled by appointment by the Cleveland Town Council during the September 8, 2016 town council meeting starting at 7:00 pm. at 130 West Main, Cleveland, Utah. The appointed term will run through December 2017.


Originally published in the August 23, 2016 Emery County Progress as one vacancy.  That has been changed to two vacancies.


Blake Gardner was born and raised in Cleveland, Utah.  His parents are LaMond and Sherma Gardner.  Growing up Blake enjoyed helping his dad and uncles on the farm, helping his grandfather with the bee boxes, participating in riding club and little league baseball.  His father taught him how to be a jockey and how to fish and hunt which he loves.  Blake has been a deputy for the Emery County Sheriff's office for the past 36 years.  He has seen and experienced many different things in that time.  He became a K9 officer in 1992 and is currently still working in that position.  Over the years, he has had three different dogs and worked on I-70 with his first dog in drug interdiction for about ten years where Blake and his dog seized more drugs than any other K9 team in Utah adding over 10.2 million dollars.  Blake also currently teaches at the Utah Police Academy in the K9 program.  Blake married Becky Huntington and they have been married for 36 years.  They have four children and eight beautiful grandchildren.  Their family enjoys many traditions together which include camping, boating, and always a trip to Lake Powell and Fish Lake.  Blake owns and operates Blake's Boat Shop in Cleveland on his days off.  When he retires, which he really looks forward to, it will become a full time job.  Blake loves Cleveland and is proud of his heritage there.
Cleveland Town is proud to honor Blake Gardner as this year's honored citizen.  Thank you for your service Blake!

                                               "14 miles from extinction"