Mayor Atkin had a vision of what St. George would become. He was a member of all the community service clubs and participated with the Chamber of Commerce. He was always sharing his great sense of humor and quick wit. Atkin possessed a great civic pride. He beautified the city by enforcing laws and removing animals from the city proper. Building Codes were strictly adhered. An office building was purchased. He was the first Mayor to move St. George from a little town to a well-planned city.