Stakeholders Council

The Stakeholders Council is comprised of community members, representing the diverse interests in the Central Wasatch Mountains, including community organizations, environmental groups, ski resorts, residents and property owners, and the general public. Stakeholders 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. 

The Stakeholders Council, mandated by the CWC Interlocal Agreement, acts in an advisory capacity to the CWC board, and currently includes 35 members and five committees:


  • Millcreek Canyon Committee, which meets publicly on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m., discusses matters pertinent to Mill Creek Canyon.
  • Environment System Committee, which meets publicly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m., discusses matters regarding environmental protection throughout the Central Wasatch Range.
  • Recreation System Committee, which meets publicly on the 2nd Thursday of every other month at 2:00 p.m., discusses recreation improvements throughout the Central Wasatch Range.
  • Transportation System Committee, which meets publicly on the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m., discusses canyon transportation issues and improvements.
  • Economy System Committee, which meets publicly on the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m., discusses the economic matters pertinent to the canyons in the Central Wasatch.


The Stakeholders Council meets as a whole on the third Wednesday of every other month, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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


Stakeholders Council Members

Environment Interests

Spencer Shaver, Save Our Canyons

Pat Shea, Friends of Alta

Megan Nelson, The Nature Conservancy

Joanna Wheelton, Cottonwood Canyons Foundation

Jonny Vasic, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment


Recreation Interests

Tom Diegel, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

Caitlin Curry, Utah Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Sarah Bennett, Trails Utah

Dennis Goreham, Wasatch Mountain Club

Bri Sullivan, Women of the Wasatch

Patrick Morrison, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation


Economy Interests

Morgan Mingle, Park City Chamber and Visitors Bureau

Ed Marshall, Log Haven Restaurant

Dave Fields, Snowbird Ski Resort

Amber Broadaway, Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley

Mike Doyle, Brighton Ski Resort

Nathan Rafferty, Ski Utah


Transportation Interests

Roger Borgenicht, Utahns for Better Transportation

Danny Richardson, Sandy City resident


Culture & Education Interests

Dan Zalles, League of Women Voters

Maura Hahnenberger, Salt Lake Community College

Stuart Derman, Wasatch Mountain Arts

Hilary Lambert, Wasatch Mountain Institute


Community Councils & Homeowner Associations

Barbara Cameron, Big Cottonwood Canyon Community Association

Del Draper, Cecret Lake Cabin Owners Association

John Knoblock, Mt Olympus Community Council


Private Citizens

Michael Marker, Little Cottonwood Canyon resident

Kelly Boardman, Cottonwood Heights resident

Adam Lenkowski, Sandy City resident

Linda Johnson, Salt Lake City resident

Sally Kaiser, Millcreek City resident

Brenden Catt, Salt Lake City resident

John Adams, Cottonwood Heights resident

Kurt Hegmann, Millcreek City resident


Stakeholders Council Systems Committees

Organizations Represented on the Stakeholders Advisory Council