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. Dr. Kelly Bricker and Jan Striefel were selected as Council Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. There are not term limits for Council members. Interested in submitting an application to join the CWC Stakeholders Council? Complete an application here.

Stakeholders Council 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 – Vice-Chair of Stakeholders Council, 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 – Stakeholders Council Vice-Chair; League of Women Voter of Salt Lake
  11. John Knoblock – Mt Olympus Community Council Member, Chair, Trails Utah
  12. Kirk Nichols – President, USFS Evergreen HOA, Professor of Outdoor Recreation, University of Utah
  13. Kurt Hegmann – Mill D Cabin Owners Association
  14. Megan Nelson – External Affairs Associate, The Nature Conservancy
  15. Mike Maughan – President and GM, Alta Ski Area
  16. Michael Marker – Little Cottonwood Canyon Resident
  17. Michael Braun – Granite Resident
  18. Nate Furman – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance 
  19. Nathan Rafferty – President & CEO, Ski Utah
  20. Pat Shea, Friends of Alta
  21. Paul Diegel – Salt Lake City Resident
  22. Randy Doyle – General Manager, Brighton Ski Resort
  23. Sarah Bennett – Executive Director, Trails Utah
  24. Steve Issowits- Director of Resort Planning, Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley
  25. Tom Diegel – Board Member, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance
  26. Troy Morgan – Brighton Resident
  27. Wayne Crawford – President, Cardiff Canyon Owners Association
  28. Will McCarvill – Chair of Stakeholders Council, Salt Lake City Resident

Stakeholders 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.

Visitor Use Committee – Meets as needed to discuss visitor use throughout the CWC project area. Stakeholders Council co-chair, Dr. Kelly Bricker developed a prospectus for a visitor use study in the CWC project area, and that has been the basis of the discussion for this committee.

  • Chair: Annalee Munsey
  • Vice-Chair: Will McCarvill
  • Stakeholder membership: Barbara Cameron, Jan Striefel
  • Staff lead: Blake Perez

This committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Preservation Committee – Meets as needed to discuss environmental and watershed protection throughout the CWC project area.

  • Chair: Carl Fisher
  • Vice-Chair: Megan Nelson

This committee meets publicly the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

Organizations Represented on the Stakeholders Council