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ZAP Advisory Boards

The Tier I and Tier II Zoo, Arts and Parks Advisory Boards review applications and make funding recommendations to the Salt Lake County Council. The advisory boards do this by reviewing applications. The advisory boards rely upon the experience, knowledge and expertise of each member and do not interfere with the content of the applicant's programming. Advisory board members are volunteers and are integral to the success of the Zoo, Arts and Parks Program. New members are needed almost every year. 

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Tier I & Zoological Advisory Board

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Photograph: 2015 Tier I Advisory Board

The ZAP Tier I & Zoological Advisory board is made up of seven volunteers from the Salt Lake County community. Based on a set of rigorous criteria, board members review applications and make funding recommendations to the Salt Lake County Council for final approval. The ZAP Program strongly encourages you to invite the appropriate Advisory Board to at least one event for free annually; however, you may invite them as often as you wish.

2019 ZAP Tier I Advisory Board Members

Max Chang, Chair
Salt Lake City (District 4)

Victoria Bourns
Salt Lake City (District 1)

Carolyn Gardner
Salt Lake City (District 1)

Moana (Meagan Moana) HoChing
Sandy (District 6)

Byron Russell, Vice Chair
Salt Lake City (District 1)

Diane Stewart
Salt Lake City (District 1)

Ken Verdoia
Cottonwood Heights (District 4)

Tier II Advisory Board

tier 2 advisory board 
Photograph: 2016 Tier II Advisory Board


The ZAP Tier II Advisory Board is made up of nine volunteers from the Salt Lake County community. Based on a set of rigorous criteria, board members review applications and make funding recommendations to the Salt Lake County Council for final approval. The ZAP program strongly encourages you invite the appropriate Advisory Board to at least one event for free annually; however, you may invite them as often as you wish.

2019 ZAP Tier II Advisory Board Members

Ryan Benson, Chair
South Jordan (District 5)

Mayor Ron Bigelow
West Valley City (District 3) 

    Karen Krieger 
    Salt Lake City (District 4)

    Adeena Lago
    West Valley City (District 3)

    Jason Myers
    Salt Lake City (District 4)       

    Mayor Michael Peterson
    Cottonwood Heights (District 6)

    Maren Slaugh, Vice Chair
    Midvale (District 6)

    Moana Uluave-Hafoka
    Salt Lake City (District 1)  

    Gordon Wolf, Past Chair
    Taylorsville (District 3)