Mayor, Salt Lake County

Ben McAdams was sworn into office as Salt Lake County Mayor on Jan. 7, 2013. Mayor
McAdams pledged to work collaboratively, across party lines, to find efficiencies in
County government and to be open and accountable to citizens.
During his tenure as County Mayor, he has championed education, helping the county
become the first in the country to partner with the private sector to offer greater access
to high-quality preschool for low-income children. Mayor McAdams has also
emphasized economic development and job growth, partnering with cities to attract
business while being a careful steward of taxpayer dollars. He has also supported
greater access for businesses and residents to transit, trails and open space.
Mayor McAdams is a graduate of the University of Utah and Columbia Law School.
After Columbia Law School, he worked as a corporate finance attorney with firms in
New York and Salt Lake City.
Ben and his wife, Julie (a fellow Columbia Law School graduate) enjoy hiking with their
four children and cheering at Saturday morning soccer games.