Should Provo City continue their support of the Miss Provo pageant? Should Provo City continue to have a parade float in local parades? Are there other options for representing and promoting Provo City?
Provo City and Miss Provo have been partners in promoting Provo for many years, with the City providing limited financial support for the Miss Provo Organization, and a parade float to promote the City with the expectation that Miss Provo participants would ride in the parade. Since 2016, the City Council Office has been Provo City’s liaison to the Miss Provo Organization—a role that had previously been fulfilled by the Mayor’s Office. As a result, the Council Office budget includes funding for Miss Provo and the associated city float.
Council members have asked for public input as they consider this part of the budget. Discussion in the May 1 work meeting included various possibilities, including handling the parade float separately. The staff report included financial information and a survey of other local cities.
Information on the requirements to be Miss Provo are available on the pageant's Facebook page.