Updated January 2, 2019

The Salt Lake County (SLCO) Mayor’s Office is currently seeking applicants for the SLCO Boards and Commissions listed below. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please pass the word along. Here at WLI, we are particularly interested in seeing more women on boards.

Interested applicants can reach Anna Vukin-Chow at 385-468-7031 or avukin-chow@slco.org. Additional information and a link to an online application are available on the SLCO Boards and Commissions website: https://slco.org/mayor/boards/


Board Name: Criminal Justice Advisory Council
Notes:  
The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) is seeking to fill one vacancy, which is for an individual with lived-experience in Salt Lake County’s criminal justice system. Ideally, this position would be filled by an individual who has experience in Salt Lake County’s criminal justice system and has obtained substance use or mental health treatment services from a provider in Salt Lake County’s behavioral health network.

CJAC serves as an advisory committee to Salt Lake County elected officials, including the Salt Lake County Mayor, District Attorney, Sheriff, and County Council Members. The council works collaboratively to research issues in the criminal justice system, evaluate programs, shape criminal justice policy and inform county initiatives. Council members include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, defense counsel, corrections, courts, human services, and elected officials at the city, county, and state level.
Term: CJAC meetings are typically bi-monthly and fall on the second Wednesday of the month. The term of service is for 2 years.


Board Name: Dimple Dell Park Advisory Board
Notes: This advisory board makes recommendations regarding the planning, development, use, and protection of Dimple Dell Regional Park in Sandy.
Term: Terms last for 3 years, and the board meets monthly.


Board Name: Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee
Notes:
 The Salt Lake County Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee serves to advise the County Council and Mayor on the preservation, acquisition, and development of land which may be or is currently being used as Open Space. Salt Lake County residents who live in County Council Districts 1, 4, and 6 are especially encouraged to apply.
Term: Terms last for 4 years, and the number of times per year that the committee meets depends on how many open space applications the committee receives. In recent years, the committee has met 5-6 times per year.


Board Name: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Notes: 
This board reviews, deliberates, and makes recommendations to the County Parks & Recreation Division, the County Mayor, and County Council regarding issues of concern and importance related to parks and recreation facilities and programs in the greater county-wide community. Residents living in County Council Districts 1 and 2 are especially encouraged to apply.
Term: Terms last for 3 years, and the board meets monthly.


Board Name: Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee
Notes: 
The Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee (SLCBAC) promotes biking and walking as fun and healthy travel options for people of all ages and abilities. SLCBAC’s efforts help to advance the implementation of active transportation initiatives in Salt Lake County. Everyone is welcome to apply, especially individuals living in the southwest area of Salt Lake County. 
Term: Terms last for 3 years, and the committee meets monthly.


Board Name: Salt Lake County Consortium HOME Program Allocation Committee
Notes: 
The HOME Program Allocation Committee reviews applications received that request Salt Lake County HOME funds for eligible housing programs and projects. Members score each application and then work together to summarize for the Mayor how they recommend that the funds be allocated. The committee seeks to fill two at-large seats; candidates should have experience working for a financial institution (banks or other), in housing development or in research on the need for affordable housing.
Term: Terms last for 3 years, and the group meets during February and March. The number of times the committee meets depends on how many applications the committee receives; the group will likely meet about 4 times during that time.


Board Name: Salt Lake County Fair Board
Notes:  The Salt Lake County Fair Board – Family Farm Fest plans and hosts the re-imagined community event that focuses on families, youth, competition, and education. The board is looking for new members who are interested in participating in all aspects of planning and organizing a celebration of rural traditions in our urban community.
Term: Terms last for 3 years, and the board meets monthly.


Board Name: Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Tier II Advisory Board
Notes:  This Advisory Board reviews funding applications for arts and cultural organizations within the County and makes funding recommendations to the Salt Lake County Council. A majority of this board’s work involves reading and scoring ZAP Tier II grant applications. It is made up of community members from all over the County; residents living in County Council Districts 2 and 3 are especially encouraged to apply.
Term: Terms last for 3 years, and the board meets 4-6 times per year.

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