Submit an Application to Become a Member of the Stakeholders Council Now through May 31st
The Central Wasatch Commission is seeking new members to join the Stakeholders Council. The application period is open now through May 31st.
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. New members may be assigned either a two- or a four-year term.
The Stakeholders Council, mandated by the CWC Interlocal Agreement, acts in an advisory capacity to the CWC board, and currently includes 29 members and four committees:
- Annalee Munsey – Assistant GM, Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy
- Barbara Cameron – Chair, Big Cottonwood Community Council Chair, Brighton Resident
- Brian Hutchinson – Salt Lake City Resident
- Carl Fisher – Executive Director, Save Our Canyons
- Carolyn Wawra – Executive Director, Recycle Utah
- Dave Fields – President and GM, Snowbird Ski Resort
- Del Draper – President, Cecret Lake Cabin Owners Association
- Don Despain – General Manager, Big Cottonwood Canyon Improvement District
- Ed Marshall – Log Haven Restaurant
- Jan Striefel – Stakeholders Council Vice-Chair; League of Women Voter of Salt Lake
- John Knoblock – Mt Olympus Community Council Member, Chair, Trails Utah
- Kelly Bricker, Stakeholders Council Chair; Parks, Recreation, & Tourism, University of Utah
- Kirk Nichols – President, USFS Evergreen HOA, Professor of Outdoor Recreation, University of Utah
- Kurt Hegmann – Mill D Cabin Owners Association
- Megan Nelson – External Affairs Associate, The Nature Conservancy
- Mike Maughan – President and GM, Alta Ski Area
- Michael Marker – Little Cottonwood Canyon Resident
- Michael Braun – Granite Resident
- Nate Furman – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
- Nathan Rafferty – President & CEO, Ski Utah
- Pat Shea, Friends of Alta
- Paul Diegel – Salt Lake City Resident
- Randy Doyle – General Manager, Brighton Ski Resort
- Sarah Bennett – Executive Director, Trails Utah
- Steve Issowits- Director of Resort Planning, Solitude Mountain Resort and Deer Valley
- Tom Diegel – Board Member, Wasatch Backcountry Alliance
- Troy Morgan – Brighton Resident
- Wayne Crawford – President, Cardiff Canyon Owners Association
- Will McCarvill – Salt Lake City Resident
The Trails Committee, which meets publicly on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.; the Millcreek Canyon Committee, which meets publicly on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.; the Visitor-Use Committee, which meets on an as-needed basis; and the Preservation Committee, which meets publicly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
The Stakeholders Council meets as a whole on a quarterly basis in January, April, July, and October on the third Wednesday of the month, 3:00 – 5:00 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.
The Stakeholders Council assists the CWC board and staff in their decision making, providing expertise, opinions, and resources. Stakeholders are invited to gather information, conduct fact-finding, counsel together, provide analysis, conduct feasibility studies, and otherwise collaborate with broader constituencies with interests in the Central Wasatch Mountains in order to make recommendations to the CWC Board and the Commission’s staff. 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.
Applications will be accepted through May 31st at 5:00 p.m. To submit an application, complete the application form here and email the required documents to Central Wasatch Commission Deputy Director, Blake Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.