Stakeholders Council

The Central Wasatch Commission Stakeholders Council serves as a citizens advisory council for the Central Wasatch Commission staff and Board. The Stakeholders 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 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. Greg Summerhays and Dr. Kelly Bricker were selected as Council Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, and will serve two-year terms in their roles. There are not term limits for Council members. Interested in submitting an application to join the CWC Stakeholders Council? Complete an application here. CWC staff will review applications on a rolling basis.

Stakeholders FAQ

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

Stakeholders Council Rules and Procedures

Stakeholders Council Members

  1. Annalee Munsey – Assistant GM, Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy
  2. Barbara Cameron – Chair, Big Cottonwood Community Council Chair, Brighton Resident
  3. Brian Hutchinson – Salt Lake City Resident
  4. Carl Fisher – Executive Director, Save Our Canyons
  5. Carolyn Wawra – Executive Director, Recycle Utah
  6. Dave Fields – President and GM, Snowbird Ski Resort
  7. Del Draper – President, Cecret Lake Cabin Owners Association
  8. Don Despain – General Manager, Big Cottonwood Canyon Improvement District
  9. Ed Marshall – Log Haven Restaurant
  10. Jan Striefel – League of Women Voter of Salt Lake
  11. John Knoblock – Mt Olympus Community Council Member, Chair, Trails Utah
  12. Kelly Bricker, Chair, Parks, Recreation, & Tourism, University of Utah
  13. Kirk Nichols – President, USFS Evergreen HOA, Professor of Outdoor Recreation, University of Utah
  14. Kurt Hegmann – Mill D Cabin Owners Association Representative
  15. Megan Nelson – External Affairs Associate, The Nature Conservancy
  16. Mike Maughan – President and GM, Alta Ski Area
  17. Michael Marker – Little Cottonwood Canyon Resident
  18. Michael Braun – District 2 Representative, Granite Community Council
  19. Nate Furman – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance 
  20. Nathan Rafferty – President & CEO, Ski Utah
  21. Pat Shea, Friends of Alta Representative
  22. Paul Diegel – Salt Lake City Resident
  23. Randy Doyle – General Manager, Brighton Ski Resort
  24. Sarah Bennett – Executive Director, Trails Utah
  25. Steve Issowits- Director of Resort Planning, Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley
  26. Tom Diegel – Board Member, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance
  27. Troy Morgan – Brighton Resident
  28. Wayne Crawford – President, Cardiff Canyon Owners Association
  29. Will McCarvill – Chair, Utah Sierra Club Chapter

Organizations Represented on the Stakeholders Council