Mayor Ben McAdams
Ben McAdams was sworn into office as Salt Lake County Mayor on Jan.
7, 2013. Mayor McAdams pledged to work collaboratively, across party lines, to
find efficiencies in County government and to be open and accountable to
During his tenure as County Mayor, he has championed
education, helping the county become the first in the country to partner with
the private sector to offer greater access to high-quality preschool for
low-income children. Mayor McAdams has also emphasized economic development and
job growth, partnering with cities to attract business while being a careful
steward of taxpayer dollars. He has also supported greater access for
businesses and residents to transit, trails and open space.
Mayor McAdams is a graduate of the University of Utah and
Columbia Law School. After Columbia Law School, he worked as a corporate
finance attorney with firms in New York and Salt Lake City.
Ben and his wife, Julie (a fellow Columbia Law School
graduate) enjoy hiking with their four children and cheering at Saturday
morning soccer games.
McAdams family 2013