Central Wasatch Commission Invites Applications to Advisory Stakeholder Council


SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Central Wasatch Commission (CWC) invites applications to serve on the advisory Stakeholder Council. The Stakeholder Council, mandated by the CWC Interlocal Agreement, will act in an advisory capacity to the CWC board, and will include 28-35 stakeholders. The Stakeholder Council will represent a diverse array of interests relating to the Central Wasatch Mountains, including community organizations, environmental groups, ski resorts, residents and property owners, and the general public. “The Stakeholder Council will provide a broader perspective and expertise on the issues facing the Cottonwood Canyons and Central Wasatch Mountains.” said Chris McCandless, Chair, Central Wasatch Commission and Sandy City Councilman. “The Stakeholder Council will play an important role in the decisions the Commission makes.”  

The Stakeholder Council will function to assist the CWC board and staff in their decision making, providing expertise, opinions, and resources. The Stakeholder Council may gather information, conduct fact-finding, counsel together, provide analysis, conduct feasibility studies, and otherwise collaborate with broader constituencies with interests in the Central Wasatch Mountains in order to make suggestions, recommendations and proposals to the CWC Board and the Commission’s staff. All Council members will serve four-year terms. The CWC Board will select a Council Chair and Vice-Chair, who will serve two-year terms in their respective roles. There are not term limits for Council members.

As a condition of being appointed, Stakeholder Council members agree to support a consensus-based process for issues impacting the CWC’s area, share information, and collaborate with other stakeholder council members.

Applications will be accepted through October 1st at noon. The public may view and download the application from the newly launched Central Wasatch Commission website, cwc.utah.gov. To submit an application, please email the required documents to Central Wasatch Commission Deputy Director, Jesse Dean, at jesse@cwc.utah.gov.

The CWC’s website is now live, and hosts information about the CWC’s function, public events and meetings, staff and board members, initiatives in the Central Wasatch Mountain range, and other information. In addition to the website, Central Wasatch Commission is now active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and invites the public to follow along for periodic updates.


The Central Wasatch Commission is an interlocal governmental entity with jurisdictions in the Town of Alta, Cottonwood Heights, Millcreek City, Park City, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Sandy City, Summit County, and the Utah Department of Transportation. Its mission is to implement Mountain Accord. Building on the work of Mountain Accord, the Commission seeks to  engage the public, build consensus, and coordinate the actions in the Central Wasatch Mountains.


For further information, please contact Lindsey Nielsen at lindsey@cwc.utah.gov or 801-706-1004.

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