Stakeholders Advisory Council

The Central Wasatch Commission Stakeholders Advisory Council serves as a citizens advisory council for the Central Wasatch Commission staff and Board. The Stakeholders Advisory Council is comprised of community members, representing many of the diverse interests in the Central Wasatch Mountains, including community organizations, environmental groups, ski resorts, residents and property owners, and the general public. The Stakeholders Advisory Council may gather information, conduct fact-finding, provide analysis, conduct feasibility studies, and otherwise collaborate with broader constituencies with interests in the Project Area in order to make suggestions, recommendations and proposals to the CWC Board and the Commission’s staff and consultants. All Council members will serve four-year terms. starting in January 2019, and ending on June 30, 2023; however, half of the Council members have been assigned a two-year term. There are no term limits for Council members. Interested in submitting an application to join the CWC Stakeholders Council? Complete an application here.

Stakeholders Advisory Council FAQ

Requirements for the Stakeholders Advisory Council, as set out by the CWC Interlocal Agreement

Stakeholders Advisory Council Rules and Procedures

Stakeholders Advisory Council Members


  1. Barbara Cameron – Vice-Chair of Stakeholders Council, Chair, Big Cottonwood Community Council Chair, Brighton resident
  2. Brian Hutchinson – Salt Lake City resident
  3. Carl Fisher – Executive Director, Save Our Canyons
  4. Dave Fields – President and GM, Snowbird Ski Resort
  5. Del Draper – President, Cecret Lake Cabin Owners Association
  6. Ed Marshall – Log Haven Restaurant
  7. Jan Striefel – League of Women Voter of Salt Lake
  8. John Knoblock – Mt Olympus Community Council Member, Chair, Trails Utah
  9. Kirk Nichols – President, USFS Evergreen HOA, Professor of Outdoor Recreation, University of Utah
  10. Kurt Hegmann – Mill D Cabin Owners Association
  11. Megan Nelson – External Affairs Associate, The Nature Conservancy
  12. Mike Maughan – President and GM, Alta Ski Area
  13. Michael Marker – Little Cottonwood Canyon resident
  14. Michael Braun – Granite resident
  15. Nathan Rafferty – President & CEO, Ski Utah
  16. Pat Shea, Friends of Alta
  17. Paul Diegel – Salt Lake City resident
  18. Mike Doyle – General Manager, Brighton Ski Resort
  19. Sarah Bennett – Executive Director, Trails Utah
  20. Amber Broadaway- President and Chief Operating Officer, Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley
  21. Tom Diegel – Board Member, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance
  22. Troy Morgan – Brighton resident
  23. Will McCarvill – Chair of Stakeholders Council, Salt Lake City Resident
  24. Alex Porpora – Director, Utah Society for Environmental Education
  25. Mike Christensen – Director, Utah Rail Passengers Association
  26. Kelly Boardman – Salt Lake City resident
  27. Maura Hahnenberger – Associate Professor, SLCC
  28. Roger Borgenicht – Co-Chair, Utahns for Better Transportation
  29. Dennis Goreham – Wasatch Mountain Club
  30. Hilary Lambert – Director, Wasatch Mountain Institute
  31. Stuart Derman – Director, Wasatch Mountain Arts
  32. Serena Yau – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance


Stakeholders Advisory Council Committees

Trails Committee – The goal of this committee is to explore potential ways that the CWC can address trails needs within the CWC project area.

  • Chair: John Knoblock
  • Vice-Chair: Sarah Bennett
  • Stakeholder membership: Barbara Cameron, Will McCarvill
  • Staff lead: Lindsey Nielsen

This committee meets publicly on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.


Millcreek Canyon Committee – This committee meets to discuss matters pertinent to Millcreek Canyon.

  • Chair: Paul Diegel
  • Vice-Chair: Del Draper
  • Stakeholder membership: Brian Hutchinson, John Knoblock, Ed Marshall, Tom Diegel
  • Staff lead: Lindsey Nielsen

Meets publicly on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.



Organizations Represented on the Stakeholders Advisory Council