I am very pleased to serve as the Mayor of Salt Lake County, having previously served as a County Council Member for ten years. I took the oath of office as Mayor early in 2019 where I serve more than a million constituents. I’m a 5th generation Utahn, born and raised in Salt Lake City. I graduated from East High School, attended the University of Utah and went on to get my master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. I have two wonderful teenaged sons, an amazingly supportive husband and a very energetic dog!
In 2005, I was the first woman elected to the Salt Lake County Council. As a council member, I championed numerous policy initiatives, including ethics reform, criminal justice reform, open space preservation and government efficiency. I helped establish the Jordan River Commission, designed to improve and preserve the river and co-established the Salt Lake County opioid task-force. The task force helps coordinate and innovate efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.
I have broad experience working in government and the private and non-profit sectors, including positions in administration, fundraising, government relations, and project management for organizations such as the Sundance organization, Voices for Utah Children, the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center, and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. I am also proud to have served as the chief of staff to Congressman Bill Orton in Washington DC in the 1990s.
During the week of October 21, I got to all my meetings and appointments via public transit. I did this to get a closer look at our transportation systems. Here is a recap!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I am so proud to serve the people of Salt Lake County! Be sure to follow me on social media to stay updated on all-things-Salt Lake County!