New Treasurer Introduced

With the hiring process complete, Obern Mayes was presented as the new Vernal City Treasurer at the Vernal City Council meeting on Wednesday. Some shifting of positions in Vernal City’s finance department left the City Treasurer position open earlier this summer. According to Vernal City Manager Ken Bassett, the City Treasurer position is only 1 of 2 positions in the City that require the approval of the City Council before the job offer can be officially extended. After an extensive interview and testing process, Finance Director Mike Davis recommended Obern Mayes to the Council in July for hire as the new City Treasurer. Davis stated that Mayes was one of two candidates that were highly qualified and ultimately Mayes was determined to be the most qualified after follow up interviews and a written finance test. Vernal City Council welcomed Obern Mayes as the new City Treasurer during Wednesday’s City Council meeting.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.