Updated November 1, 2018

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: Center for the Arts Advisory Board
Notes: The Center for the Arts Advisory Board guides and encourages support for Salt Lake County’s cultural facilities and advises on policies for the County’s public art program and collection. The advisory board is recruiting new members who want to support the arts and especially those who live in County Council Districts 2 and 5. All candidates who are interested in the arts are encouraged to apply.

Board Name: Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC)
Notes: The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) is seeking to fill two vacancies: 1. A representative from the juvenile justice system. The representative who fills this position could be someone serving on the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice, a juvenile court judge or practitioner who works in the juvenile justice system, someone from Salt Lake County Youth Services, or a community partner in Salt Lake County who works with at-risk youth. 2. 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, Sherif, 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. 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: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
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 District 2 are especially encouraged to apply.

Board Name: Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee
 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.

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. Terms on the board last for three years.

Board Name: Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Tier II Advisory Board
 This Advisory Board reviews funding applications for arts and cultural organizations within the County and makes funding recommendations to the Salt Lake County Council. Board members serve a term of three years with an option to renew for an additional term. This board 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.