LIFE STORY\Age: 61\ Born: Springville, Utah ("I lived there for six months and just about the rest of my life in Payson.")\ Family: Wife, the former Gwyn Chapman; 2 sons, Carey and Brent; one daughter, Cindy Buys\ Education: Bachelor's degree in education from Brigham Young University\ Occupation: Retired educator\

CITY STATS\ Size: Approximately 4.5 square miles\ Population: 9,900\ Budget: Approximately $2.5 million\ Number of employees: 81

Mayor's salary: $450 per month ("And that just about pays for my gas.")

PERSONAL\ Politics: Republican\ First "real" job: Educator in Overton, Nev.

Management style: "I like to have a lot of personal dealings with both the public and the city's employees."

Why I like being mayor: "Mostly because I love the city and want to contribute to it positively. I feel like doing that because the city has been so good to me. I've really enjoyed this and want to give something back to the city."

Why I hate being mayor: "Probably because sometimes I don't have enough time to get some things done that I would like to get done."

Recipe for success: "Being honest and upfront in all my dealings, especially with the public."

A memorable failure: "There's nothing in my life that I've done that I would count as a failure. Everything has at least been a learning process."

Heroes: John Elway, Michael Jordan

Leisure activities: Hunting, fishing, playing golf

Favorite book: "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell

Favorite movie: "The Sound of Music"