Steven L. DeBry is currently serving as the Chair of the Salt Lake County Council.
He was born, raised, and educated in Salt Lake County. He and his lovely wife Lorraine have been married for more than 40 years. They have three children; Josh, Tyler, and Megan, and are proud grandparents to three granddaughters and three grandsons.
A law enforcement professional for over 4 decades, Steve serves as Deputy Chief of the Millcreek Precinct of the Unified Police Department. He is charged with overseeing law enforcement activities within Millcreek City, and finds great satisfaction in protecting the families, individuals, and businesses in the area.
Steve graduated from the University of Utah in Political Science. Additionally, he has two Associates degrees from Salt Lake Community College, graduating with honors. Councilman DeBry attended and graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, F.B.I. Intermountain Executive Command College, West Point Leadership Academy, and the Utah Peace Officers Standards and Training Command College.
Councilman DeBry loves serving his community, and over the years coached little league football and baseball, even umpiring games. An avid outdoorsman, Steve spends time camping, hunting, and hiking, and even served as a Boy Scout merit badge counselor. He has a passion for American History, and especially relishes studying the Founding Fathers and the Civil War. He also works out regularly, enjoying most all outdoor sports and activities. On Saturdays, he is usually found working in his yard. Foremost and above all, Steve's favorite times are those spent with his family.
Known among his friends and colleagues for his honesty, integrity, forthrightness, and putting the needs of others first, Steve speaks from heart, and deeply cares about the people he serves. His Council colleagues honored by electing him Chairman of the Council in 2013, 2017, and 2021. Fiscally conservative, he views his most important stewardship to be protecting precious and limited taxpayer dollars, ensuring an efficient, effective, and streamlined County Government. He values responsible growth, public safety, transparent government, protection of our environment, and initiatives that improve the quality of life of families in the communities he represents.