⇾ What is the Central Wasatch Commission?
The CWC is an intergovernmental entity and political subdivision of the State of Utah representing Town of Alta, Cottonwood Heights, Millcreek, Park City, Sandy City, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, and Summit County. Our mission is to implement long term recreation, transportation, economic development and sustainability initiatives in the Central Wasatch area. Our efforts are consensus driven and work to achieve the long term health and vitality of the Central Wasatch Mountains.
⇾ How was the Central Wasatch Commission formed?
The Mountain Accord charter call for the formation of a governmental entity to coordinate among the various stakeholders in the Central Wasatch Mountains. The CWC was formed through an Interlocal Agreement signed by founding Commission members, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, and Sandy City in July 2017.
⇾ How is the Central Wasatch Commission different than Mountain Accord?
Mountain Accord was the process by which various stakeholders gathered to figure out a plan to sustain the Central Wasatch Mountains. The Central Wasatch Commission is a governmental entity that was formed following the culmination of the Mountain Accord process, and the signing of the Mountain Accord charter, which called for the formation of a government body to coordinate among the various stakeholders in the Central Wasatch Mountains.
⇾ What is the mission of the Central Wasatch Commission?
At its core, the mission of the Central Wasatch Commission is to implement the Mountain Accord charter, which laid out proposals for addressing four major issue areas specific to the Central Wasatch Mountains: transportation, economic viability, environmental sustainability, and recreation stewardship. The Central Wasatch Commission carries out that objective through its work on the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act, partnerships with UDOT, UTA and other transportation agencies to find canyon transportation solutions, and the Environmental Dashboard.
⇾ What is the role of the Central Wasatch Commission?
The role of the Central Wasatch Commission is to coordinate among the many stakeholders and varied interests in the Central Wasatch Mountains including private property owners, ski resorts, representatives from the environmental and recreation communities, elected leaders at the federal, state, and local levels, and the Utah residents who enjoy the natural wonder the Central Wasatch Mountains offer.
⇾ How is the Central Wasatch Commission funded?
Each of the Commission member entities contribute funds to the CWC.
⇾ What are the Central Wasatch Commission major projects?
⇾ Who are the Commissioners?
Chair: Councilor Chris Robinson, Summit County
Co-Chair: Mayor Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County
Secretary: Vacant seat, to be filled at the January 6th CWC Board meeting
Treasurer: Councilor Jim Bradley, Salt Lake County
Carlton Christensen, UTA Board of Trustees Chair, ex-oficio member
Mayor Dan Knopp, Town of Brighton
Mayor Mike Peterson, Cottonwood Heights
Mayor Andy Beerman, Park City
Councilor Marci Houseman, Sandy City
Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City
Mayor Jeff Silvestrini, Millcreek
Mayor Harris Sondak, Town of Alta
Councilor Chris McCandless, Sandy City, Chair of the CWC, 2017 — 2019
Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City. former Co-Chair of the CWC, 2017 — 2019
Carlos Braceras, Utah Department of Transportation, Commissioner, 2017 — 2019
⇾ What is the difference between a Commissioner and an Ex-Officio Member?
Commissioners vote on decisions being made by the CWC. Ex-Officio Members sit on the Commission’s board but do not vote or hold political office.
⇾ Who are the staff?
For contact information, visit the Team page, here.
Executive Director: Ralph Becker
Deputy Director: Blake Perez
Communications Director: Lindsey Nielsen
Administrator: Kaye Mickelson
Community Engagement Intern: Quinn Graves