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)

  • Current term expires January 2020
  • 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

Scott L. Osborne

Vice Chair

Phone: 801-254-3991


Division 5: City of South Jordan

  • Current term expires January 2020
  • Former Mayor of South Jordan
  • Owner of Osborne’s Engineering Supply Co., Inc. and Vision Perfect Software

Ronald E. Sperry

Finance Committee Chair

Phone: 801-255-9124


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

  • Trustee since 2009, current term expires January 2020
  • Current Executive Vice President/CFO for First Utah Bank, member of Executive Management Committee, and member of Board of Directors
  • Board member - First Utah Bancorporation
  • Board member - Premier Data Corporation
  • Board member - Skyline Mortgage Solutions
  • Former director and executive officer of several bank-related companies
  • Member, Utah Bankers Hall of Fame since 2008

Stephen W. Owens

Conservation Committee Chair

Phone: 801-983-9800


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 2018
  • Attorney with Epperson & Owens Law Offices
  • Elected President of the Utah State Bar (2009-10)
  • Utah Civility and Community Advisory Council (2011)
  • The Inclusion Center (non-profit) Board Member
  • Rated AV/Preeminent (highest) by Martindale Hubble
  • Named one of Utah’s "Legal Elite" by Utah Business Magazine (2006-present)
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar

Gregory R. Christensen

Phone: 801-969-4369


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

  • Current term expires January 2018
  • 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

Wm. Brent Johnson

Phone: 385-434-9253


Division 8: Bluffdale City, Herriman City and Riverton City

  • Current term expires January 2020
  • Riverton City Councilmember, 2nd term
  • Safety Manager, Rio Tinto/Kennecott (2012- present)
  • Various certifications in safety management systems, workplace safety and construction safety
  • Graduate of Brigham Young University

Karen D. Lang

Phone: 801-259-6761


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

  • Current term expires January 2020
  • 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

Chad G. Nichols

Phone: 801-209-1190


Division 4: West Jordan City

  • Current term expires January 2018
  • MS, Aeronautical Science - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2011)
  • BS, Management Information Systems - Brigham Young University (2002)
  • Councilmember, City of West Jordan (2010 - present)
  • Operations Supervisor, Federal Aviation Administration (2002-present)
  • Board Member, City of West Jordan Redevelopment Authority Agency (2010-present)
  • Former Mayor Pro Tempore, City of West Jordan (2012)
  • Former Planning Commissioner, City of West Jordan (2009)
  • Western Growth Coalition
  • Air Traffic Controller, Pilot, Rescue Diver

Gary C. Swensen

Phone: 801-281-8746

Email: none

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

  • Trustee from 1990-1997; reappointed 2001. Current term expires January 2018
  • Retired Superintendent Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation
  • Former Chair, Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District
  • Trustee, Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District
  • Granite School District Board of Education
  • State Board of Education
  • Former Director, Central Valley Water Reclamation
  • Former Director, North Jordan Irrigation Company
  • Member, Salt Lake County Art Advisory Board