Service is at the core of everything Stephanie Gricius has focused on with her family, faith, and community throughout her life. She began serving her community as a volunteer t-ball coach for the YMCA at age 14 and hasn’t stopped serving since. In 2014, Gricius saw a need in her community as the Utah Legislature debated relocating the state prison to Eagle Mountain and dedicated her time and energy to help lead the opposition. Gricius was then elected to the Eagle Mountain City Council in 2015 where she served until January 2020 when she took a step back to focus on her family of seven. During her time on the Council, she was at the forefront of bringing Facebook and Tyson Foods to Eagle Mountain, organized much needed fire fuels mitigation projects, supported removing red tape for small businesses, and attended Mountainland Association of Governments meetings to help ensure Eagle Mountain had a voice in how regional transportation dollars were spent. Gricius also served as precinct chair in her District of the Utah County Republican Party from 2016 until 2021 when she was elected as the Legislative District Chair for Utah House District 2. Currently, she works extensively with the youth in her church and focuses on non-profits benefiting children in foster care and women escaping domestic violence.
Since 2009, Gricius and her husband, Chris, have owned and operated a small company specializing in custom manufacturing equipment and processes. During this time, they have been able to help clients streamline their processes by designing, building, and maintaining machinery to fit individual needs. This allowed clients to bring multiple lines of manufacturing home to Utah from other countries. She is also a licensed Realtor. While serving on the City Council, she fell in love with the process of designing and creating both residential and commercial developments.
Gricius and her family moved to Eagle Mountain in 2010 where they currently reside with their five children, two dogs, seven ducks, and assortment of reptiles and small animals. As a foster family, they’ve opened their home and their hearts to children from hard places and balance the needs of those children with their own. Gricius loves traveling and learning about other cultures, hunting and shooting, water sports, relaxing with friends, crafting, and date nights with her husband.