Layney DeLange was born in 1964 in Los Angeles but has resided in Oregon, Nevada, Wyoming, and now Utah. She traveled to Utah in 2015, when she came to Zion to take a canyoneering trip. Not only did she fall in love with the area she also met and fell for Jack, a local boy raised in Southern Utah. They moved to Rockville 6 months later, married, and purchased the home they were renting in October 2016.
Layney served 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier, until retiring in May of 2022. Her last 5 years were spent carrying mail in Cedar City, UT. She loves the outdoor life Utah offers and is an avid hiker, camper, and horseback rider.
Layney became interested in the town council when she started attending meetings a few years ago and realized the impact she could have. She is 100% behind the General Plan of Rockville to maintain the integrity of the historical town plan. She wants to continue to keep Rockville a small town and protect the natural landscapes and agricultural use. Layney loves the small community aspect of Rockville and wants to keep it that way but also understands that any growth must be responsible and carefully planned to ensure Rockville’s quiet, rural values are maintained.
Bob and I moved here in 1986 and fell in love with the 4th of July Parade. We loved that you could sit right on the curb, and/or bring your wagon and your dog and be in the parade.
We had a window of opportunity to make a change in our lives and we chose this special place. Moving to Rockville began the realization of our dream to be able to be organic and sustainable, to have our lives reflect our values, and to earn our living by the work of our own hands. After trying several different jobs, we decided to open a B & B. If you can believe it, there was a shortage of tourist rooms in the canyon even back in 1994.
I ran for council and was elected in 1995 and have served in the council since then. My aim was to do what I could to support the residents of Rockville who wanted to keep the town’s rural agricultural look and feel.
Hello fellow Rockvillians,
I was raised in the Pacific Northwest but have lived in Arizona, Texas, and California. I moved to our beautiful Rockville in 2009.
Over the years I have volunteered in the Canyon Community in numerous ways including but not limited to: Planning Commission, Holiday Flag group, Tree Board, roadside cleanup, holiday events, and Zion Animal Lovers (animal rescue). I am also grateful to serve as President at Because Animals Matter Rescue in Hurricane.
I am proud that Rockville has maintained its sense of community through our volunteerism and with our residential and agricultural zoning. I appreciate the pressures to jump onto the tourism bandwagon to make a quick dollar, but as we can observe from communities all over the world there is a detrimental long-term effect to sustainable housing, and overuse of natural resources by doing so.
If elected to Town Council I would support the Town General Plan and its ordinances. Being open to community feedback from future survey results to make thoroughly researched and thoughtful changes when and where needed to sustain the Town of Rockville. It is my hope that as we have seen generations of families able to grow up and live in this community, this continues for our future generations.
Thank you for your consideration,