Jordan River Watershed Council

Welcome to the Jordan River Watershed Council page!

The Jordan River Watershed Council is one of the 12 local watershed councils that will operate in Utah.

Current Status

The Jordan River Watershed Council was certified by the Utah Watersheds Council in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Utah Watershed Councils Act on January 18, 2024 and is currently active.


Local watershed councils encourage and facilitate discussion and collaboration or water-related issues and concerns among the stakeholders within the watershed. As feasible, the watershed council will facilitate communication and coordination among the following interests:

  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Utah tribal nations
  • Public water suppliers
  • Water planning and research institutions
  • Water quality
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Water dependent habitat and environments
  • Watershed management
  • Mutual irrigation companies
  • Local sponsors of reclamation projects

Each local watershed council will designate one representative to serve on the Utah Watersheds Council, where issues of concern can be brought to the attention of the Legislature and governor.

For general inquires, email

Galena Soo’nkahni Preserve. Photo by Aaron Fortin | Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water, and Air. Not for reuse.

Meeting Schedule & Minutes

All meetings will be held at the following address unless otherwise noted in the table below:

Education Center at Conservation Garden Park – Apache Plume Meeting Room
Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District
8275 S 1300 W
West Jordan, UT 84088




Agenda | Minutes

June 1, 2023

10 a.m.

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

A | M

October 5, 2023

10 a.m.

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

A | M

December 7, 2023

10 a.m.

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

A | M

February 1, 2024

10 a.m.

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

A | M


Current members of the council are listed below:


Title or Interest Represented

Wendy Aston

Bluffdale City Council

Phil Heck

Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility

Randy Elliot

Davis County Commissioner

Bryn Heather Johnson

Draper City Council

Betty Naylor

Gardner Heritage Farm

Craig Walker

Jordan River Foundation

Alan Packard

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

Paige Albrecht

Lehi City Council

Dustin Gettel

Midvale City Council

Silvia Catten

Millcreek City Council

Brett Hales

Murray City Mayor

Heidi Hoven

National Audubon Society

Ted Knowlton

North Salt Lake City Council

Darren Parry

Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

Andy Pierucci

Riverton City Council

Brad Knoles

Rocky Mountain Power

Erin Mendenhall

Salt Lake City Mayor

Laura Briefer*, Vice Chair

Salt Lake City Dept. of Public Utilities

Jenny Wilson

Salt Lake County Mayor

Suzanne Harrison

Salt Lake County Council

Ryan Mecham

Sandy City Council

Stephen Willden

Saratoga Springs City Council

Matt Myers

South Davis Sewer District

Don Shelton

South Jordan City Council

Clarissa Williams

South Salt Lake City Council

Lee Rawlings

South Valley Water Reclamation Facility

Ken Brand

South Valley Sewer District

Kristie Overson

Taylorsville City Mayor

Tim Brown

Tracy Aviary

Larry Mullenax

Utah Fairpark Corporation

Liz Larsen

Utah's Hogle Zoo

Michael Horrocks

Wasatch Rowing Foundation

Dirk Burton

West Jordan City Mayor

Karen Lang

West Valley City Mayor

*This individual also represents the Jordan River Watershed Council on the Utah Watersheds Council.


Liaisons to the council are listed below:


Title or Interest Represented

Soren Simonsen, Secretary

Jordan River Commission

Nathan Lee

Utah Dept. of Transportation

Ben Stireman

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Laura Haskell

Utah Division of Water Resources

John Mackey

Utah Division of Water Quality

Laura Hanson

Utah Governor's Office

Jeff Stenquist

Utah Legislature

Eric McCulley, Chair

Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission

Russell Fox

Utah Transit Authority

Terry Adelsback

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


If you would like to be informed about the Jordan River Watershed Council, or if you have any questions or ideas for the council, please contact us. We are here to serve you and help ensure that the council brings benefits to you and the state of Utah.