Board of Trustees

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Current Board of Trustees

Jordan Valley Water is governed by a board of nine Trustees who represent eight geographical divisions. They are nominated either by the Salt Lake County Council or a city council, depending upon the division they represent. The Governor then appoints Trustees for a four-year term from those nominated.

Corey L. Rushton


Phone: 801-879-8380


Division 1: West Valley City (Granger-Hunter Improvement District)

  • Trustee, Granger-Hunter Improvement District
  • Councilmember At-Large, West Valley City 2007 – 2016
  • Mayor Pro Tem, West Valley City 2010 - 2016
  • Founding Chair, Jordan River Commission
  • Chairman, National League of Cities-First Tier Suburbs Council 2011-2014
  • Part Owner and Proprietor of Rushton Farms
  • Former Chair, West Valley City Redevelopment Agency
  • Former Staff Assistant, United States Senate, Washington DC
  • Master of Public Policy - University of Utah

Karen D. Lang

Vice Chair

Phone: 801-259-6761


Division 1: West Valley City (Granger-Hunter Improvement District)

  • Mayor, West Valley City, 2021 - Present
  • Owner Oakbridge Greenhouse, West Valley City since 1983
  • City Council member District 3, West Valley City 2012 - 2020
  • Member, West Valley City Clean and Beautiful Committee 2015 - Present
  • Member, West Valley City Tree Committee 1994 - Present
  • Member, Jordan Valley Medical Center Governing Board 2015 - 2021
  • Member, West Valley City Planning Commission 1997 - 2007

A. Reed Gibby

Phone: 775-338-9570


Division 6:  Draper Irrigation Company, Draper City in Salt Lake and Utah Counties, Utah Department of Corrections, and Midvale City

  • Former Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada, Reno and Las Vegas
  • Former Senior Transportation Research Scientist/Engineer
  • Former Professor, California State University, Chico
  • Former Planning Manager, Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities
  • BES – Brigham Young University
  • MS in Civil Engineering – University of California Berkeley
  • PH.D. – University of California, Davis

Sherrie L. Ohrn

Conservation Committee Chair

Phone: 801-633-1031


Division 8:  Bluffdale City, Herriman City, and Riverton City

  • Herriman City Council Member
  • Board Member of the South Salt Lake Valley Mosquito Abatement Board
  • Board Member of the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District
  • Board member of the Salt Lake County Farm Bureau
  • Former Director of Operations, IDrive Logistics

Dawn R. Ramsey

Phone: 801-254-3742


Division 5:  City of South Jordan

  • Mayor, City of South Jordan
  • Point of the Mountain State Land Authority, Board of Trustees
  • Utah League of Cities and Towns, 2nd Vice President
  • Wasatch Front Regional Council, Board of Directors
  • Envision Utah, Board of Trustees
  • Member of various other boards and committees
  • B.S. – Brigham Young University (in progress)

Mick M. Sudbury

Phone: 801-598-2428


Division 2: Kearns Improvement District, Magna Water Company, Hexcel

  • Trustee, Magna Water District, Chair
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Magna Fourth of July Committee
  • Former member, Magna Town Council
  • Former member, Magna Planning Commission
  • Long-time resident of Magna

Zach Jacob

Phone: 801-755-9628


Division 4: West Jordan City

  • West Jordan City Council, District 3
  • Past City Council Chair, 2021
  • Owner and CEO, West Bench Consulting
  • B.S. Business/Marketing, University of Phoenix, 2005
  • Master of Legal Studies candidate, Law and Economics, University of Arizona Law School
  • Board Member, Chamber West
  • Former Chair, West Jordan Sustainability Committee
  • Former Vice Chair, West Jordan Planning Commission

John H. Taylor

Finance Committee Chair

Phone: 801-558-2465


Division 3: Taylorsville City (Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District)

  • City Administrator, Taylorsville City
  • Former Community Services Division Director, Taylorsville City
  • Former Associate Senior Project Manager, Forsgren Associates, Inc.
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Utah

Barbara L. Townsend

Phone: 801-808-5810


Division 7 - JVWCD retail system, Murray City, City of South Salt Lake, Willow Creek Country Club, White City Water Improvement District

  • Assistant Disciplinary Counsel at the Utah Office of Professional Conduct
  • Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing Prelitigation Hearing Panel Chair
  • Former Member of the Supreme Court Committee for the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Former Third District Court Judge Pro Tempore
  • Former Third District Court ADR Mediator
  • Former Member of the Board of Governors Utah Trial Lawyers Association
  • BS University of Colorado
  • BSN University of Utah College of Nursing
  • Juris Doctor University of Utah College of Law