A Message from the CWC

The members and staff of the Central Wasatch Commission are deeply disturbed by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Bernardo Palacios, and Tony McDade, and by the racial violence endured by black, indigenous, and Latinx communities, and people of color before and since.
The CWC stands in solidarity and supports those demanding change within systems that perpetuate racism.
Our mission includes providing fair, equitable access to recreational opportunities and outdoor spaces in the Central Wasatch Mountains. We also work to protect the watershed that originates in the Central Wasatch Mountains for the over 500,000 Salt Lake County residents who depend upon it for reliable, clean, and affordable drinking water.
Historically and today, both outdoor spaces and clean water have too often been inaccessible for people of color due to environmental injustice, safety issues, and transportation barriers.
As an organization committed to ensuring fair recreational access and protecting the watershed for all those who rely upon it, we are committed to improving the outdoor experience in the Central Wasatch Mountains for black, indigenous, and Latinx communities, and people of color. The CWC will endeavor to communicate more frequently about equitable access in the Central Wasatch Mountains, and engage with the people and communities already doing that work.
Christopher F. Robinson
Central Wasatch Commission Chair, Summit County Council Member
Erin Mendenhall
Central Wasatch Commission Treasurer, Salt Lake City Mayor
Andy Beerman
Commissioner, Park City Mayor
Marci Houseman
Commissioner, Sandy City Council Member
Jenny Wilson
Central Wasatch Commission Co-Chair, Salt Lake County Mayor
Mike Peterson
Central Wasatch Commission Secretary, Cottonwood Heights Mayor
Jim Bradley
Commissioner, Salt Lake County Council Member
Dan Knopp
Commissioner, Town of Brighton Mayor
Jeff Silvestrini
Commissioner, Millcreek Mayor
Harris Sondak
Commissioner, Town of Alta Mayor
Ralph Becker
CWC Executive Director
Blake Perez
CWC Deputy Director
Lindsey Nielsen
CWC Communications Director
Kaye Mickelson
CWC Administrator
Quinn Graves
CWC Community Engagement Intern
Carly Lansche
CWC Community Engagement Intern

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