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.

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. Sarah Bennett – Trails Utah
  2. Kelly Boardman – Salt Lake City resident
  3. Roger Borgenicht – Utahns for Better Transportation
  4. Amber Broadaway- Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley
  5. Barbara Cameron – Vice-Chair of Stakeholders Council, and Big Cottonwood Community Council Chair, Brighton resident
  6. Mike Christensen – Utah Rail Passengers Association
  7. Stuart Derman – Wasatch Mountain Arts
  8. Paul Diegel – Salt Lake City resident
  9. Tom Diegel – Wasatch Backcountry Alliance
  10. Mike Doyle – Brighton Ski Resort
  11. Del Draper – Cecret Lake Cabin Owners Association
  12. Jennifer Eden – Salt Lake City resident
  13. Dave Fields – Snowbird Ski Resort
  14. Carl Fisher – Save Our Canyons
  15. Dennis Goreham – Wasatch Mountain Club
  16. Maura Hahnenberger – Salt Lake Community College
  17. Kurt Hegmann – Mill D Cabin Owners Association
  18. Brian Hutchinson – Salt Lake City resident
  19. John Knoblock – Mt Olympus Community Council
  20. Hilary Lambert – Wasatch Mountain Institute
  21. Michael Marker – Little Cottonwood Canyon resident
  22. Ed Marshall – Log Haven Restaurant
  23. Mike Maughan – Alta Ski Area
  24. Will McCarvill – Chair of Stakeholders Council, Salt Lake City Resident
  25. Troy Morgan – Brighton resident
  26. Megan Nelson – The Nature Conservancy
  27. Kirk Nichols – USFS Evergreen HOA, and Professor of Outdoor Recreation, University of Utah
  28. Alex Porpora – Salt Lake City resident
  29. Nathan Rafferty – Ski Utah
  30. Danny Richardson, Salt Lake City resident
  31. Pat Shea, Friends of Alta
  32. Jan Striefel – League of Women Voter of Salt Lake
  33. Joanna Wheelton – Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
  34. 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.


Preservation Committee – This committee meets to discuss matters of land, air, and water preservation within the Central Wasatch Range.

  • Chair: Carl Fisher
  • Vice-Chair: Megan Nelson
  • Staff lead: Lindsey Nielsen

Meets as needed.



Organizations Represented on the Stakeholders Advisory Council