Lightning Round with David Snider, City of Sandy

Posted on September 24, 2012

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David Snider

Economic Development Manager

City of Sandy

Favorite book of all-time:

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, Douglas Adams

Book that is on your nightstand right now:

“End This Recession Now!”, Dr. Paul Krugman

(Fill in the blank) When you wake up in the morning, you are motivated by………


If you ran for elected office, what position would you run for?

Is “Sexiest Man Alive” an elected or appointed position?  I can never remember…  🙂

Your best piece of career advice:

Never, ever underestimate the capacity of a large organization to make a blindingly stupid decision.

Your favorite social media outlet:

I’m not much of a social media person (I don’t even have a Facebook page…)

Which actor/actress would play you in a movie?

Woody Allen

What is the home page on your web browser?

gmail – boring, I know…

Biggest issue facing local government:

  • Public’s painful lack of understanding of how local government works and what services we provide
  • Complete and total demonization of taxation

Two things that people will say about you at your retirement party:

  • “How lucky is this guy…he has something called PERS.  Apparently in retirement he actually gets money from the state instead of having to pay extra to the state to balance the budget like we do!”
  •  “Looks like our intern is finally getting an office…”

First concert that you ever attended:



Rush, “Grace Under Pressure” tour, with the Gary Moore Band opening, at Memorial Coliseum.

Name three of your mentors:

  • Jim Hough (Banks city manager and elder statesman)
  • Eileen Stein (Sisters city manager)
  • fellow Yankee-hater Joe Gall (Sherwood city manager)

Who is at the dinner table if you could invite any three people (dead or alive)?

  • John Lennon
  • Jack Kennedy
  • MLK

(Fill in the blank) Government….

performing admirably under fire. (Bell, CA not included)

(Fill in the blank) ELGL is ……..

better than a cold Belgian ale on a hot summer’s day

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