City Council

The City Council is a five-member, non-partisan, governing body - elected by the citizens of Helper. Members serve four-year terms. The Mayor is elected separately and acts as the chairperson for City Council meetings. 

 

 

Councilmembers 

Donna Archulleta 
councilmember
donnaarchuleta@helpercity.net 
Gary Harwood 
councilmember
garyharwood@helpercity.net 

Gary was raised in Spring Glen. He was hired by Helper City in 1980 and has worked for Helper City ever since. He
got married and raised his family, two boys, and one girl in Helper.  He has been on the city council two prior terms 2010-2018. During that time an extensive upgrade was
done on the cities water, sewer and storm systems. He would now like to do an upgrade of the cities power grid.
He will now support the current administration as we invest in the future but keeping an eye on the budget.

Michelle Goldsmith
councilmember
mgoldsmith@helpercity.net 

Michelle is a retired educator.  Has served on Helper City Library Board for at least 15 years.  She is a volunteer transportation driver taking veterans to their medical appointments in Salt Lake City. If you need assistance, please contact her.

She is involved with PAWS (pet-assisted volunteer visitation) volunteering with therapy dogs.  She also volunteers for several Helper events including Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival, Helper Revitalization Committee and whatever needs to be done.

malarie matsuda
councilmember
mmatsuda@helpercity.net

Malarie Matsuda was raised in Carbon County and traveled around, gaining diverse experience and insight, before calling Helper home. Malarie has served both individuals and community, fulfilling roles from elementary educator to being an elected councilmember on the Helper City Council. She has been an entrepreneur with several businesses and enjoys organizing community events, such as establishing a labyrinth on the Helper River Walk, the yearly Trunk or Treat, and the Helper Arts Festival Car Show.  She has many years of study and experience in yoga, meditation, and sound therapy. Malarie enjoys connecting with people of all ages, from children to elders, and hopes to knit her community in a way that creates lasting bonds from one generation to the next.

amanda wheeler
councilmember
awheeler@helpercity.net 

Amanda Wheeler is a creative mom of three who has resided in the town of Helper for the last 10 years. She married William Wheeler in 2010 and they found the perfect place to raise a family here in Helper. Amanda is a professional portrait photographer and a proud small business owner in Helper City. She also holds state and national licenses for being a pharmacy technician. She has worked in medicine for the last 20 years.  

Family is one of the biggest reasons she ran for office. Amanda wants the place where she raises her family to be safe, beautiful and something to be proud of. She wants our schools, parks, and recreation to be the best they can be to provide the highest standards of education and outdoor options for our children and families to live grow and play.  

Amanda is a big advocate of change. She believes if we never change we will never grow. If we want to be great, we have to take some chances. All it takes is one person to make a difference. She is proud of everything our city has accomplished in the last 4 years and excited about the direction Helper City is heading.