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

Chair

Phone: 801-879-8380

Email: corey@coreyrushton.com

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

  • Current term expires January 2024
  • 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

Email: karen.lang6762@gmail.com

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

  • Current term expires January 2024
  • Owner Oakbridge Greenhouse, West Valley City since 1983
  • City Council member District 3, West Valley City 2012 - Present
  • Member, West Valley City Redevelopment Agency 2015 - Present
  • 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 - Present
  • Member, West Valley City Planning Commission 1997 - 2007

Gregory R. Christensen

Phone: 801-969-4369

Email: gregrc@kearnsid.org

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

  • Current term expires January 2022
  • Trustee, Kearns Improvement District Board (2nd Term)
  • Former Chair, Kearns Improvement District Board
  • Former member, Kearns Community Planning Commission
  • Former member, Kearns Community Council
  • Former member, Chamber West Board
  • Member, American Water Works Association
  • Member, Water Environment Federation
  • Long-time resident of Kearns

A. Reed Gibby

Phone: 775-338-9570
Email: arg1941@gmail.com

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

Phone: 801-633-1031

Email: sherrie.ohrn@gmail.com

Division 7:  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

Email: dramsey@sjc.utah.gov

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)

Lyle C. Summers

Conservation Committee Chair

Phone: 801-282-2209

Email: lylecsummers@gmail.com

Division 4: West Jordan City

  • Current term expires February 2022
  • Division of Water Resources Economist and Water Education/Conservation Manager (retired)
  • Past President Utah Water Conservation Forum Board of Directors
  • Associate member Governors Council of Economic Advisors
  • Former member and Chair West Jordan Water Conservation Committee
  • Past Chair West Jordan Open Lands Committee

John H. Taylor

Finance Committee Chair

Phone: 801-558-2465

Email: jtaylor@taylorfam.net

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

  • Current term expires January 2022
  • 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

Email: btownsend@opcutah.org

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

  • Current term expires January 2022
  • 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