North Ogden mayor to deploy to Afghanistan

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NORTH OGDEN CITY (News4Utah)- The current mayor of North Ogden City made a major announcement Monday.

During a Facebook live, Mayor Brent Taylor announced he will be deploying to Afghanistan later this month. He is expecting to train the Afghan commando battalion for 12 months. 

This is the first known time in Utah history that a mayor deploys for wartime service in Utah, according North Ogden City officials. 

Mayor Taylor also serves as a Major in the Utah Army National Guard. He has previously served two tours in Iraq and on tour in Afghanistan. While on the Afghanistan tour he was also a member of the North Ogden City Council and took a military leave or absence during that time.

Under Utah Code 20A-1-513  a temporary mayor will be appointed by city council during his service.

“There are some major projects and I feel good. We have such an awesome staff. We are going to hand it off to the temporary mayor and keep moving the city forward,” Taylor told News4Utah.

Applications for temporary mayor will be accepted through Wednesday. In a special meeting Thursday night, the city council will make a decision.


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