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Business Advisory Board

Housed in the Department of Economic Development, the Business Advisory Board seeks to encourage economic development and targeted industry relocation within City boundaries. The board also helps direct City economic policy, promote small business growth, support local entrepreneurship, and assist the City in remaining responsive to the business community.

For Agenda and Minutes, please visit the Salt Lake City listing in the Utah Public Notice Database.

Ordinance and Governing Documents

Meeting Information

Second Wednesday of every month, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

City and County Building, Room 335, 451 S State, Salt Lake City

Member Qualifications

Up to eleven members, appointed by Mayor Erin Mendenhall, serve on the Business Advisory Board. In addition to their advisory duties, Business Advisory board members serve as ambassadors of the City, educating various groups and communities of Salt Lake City’s policies to encourage business development within City boundaries. Each member serves a four-year term, must be at least 21 years of age, and either be a resident or have ownership interest in a business located within Salt Lake City.

Powers and Duties

To foster an equitable and robust business ecosystem as ambassadors, advocates, and advisors.

Current Members

Member Council District Term Expires
Steve Labrum 4 2020
JD Smith 7 2021
John Lair 2 2021
Angela H. Brown 4 2021
Sue Rice 6 2019
Karen Gunn 6 2019
Curtis Thornhill 5 2020
Darin Piccoli 4 2022
Kestrel Liedtke 4 2022
Abudujannah Soud 5 2022
Jeff Carleton 4  
Derek Deitsch Ex-Officio Member  
Kristen Lavalett Ex-Officio Member  
Vacant Ex-Officio Member  
Vacant Ex-Officio Member  

Contact Information

Roberta Reichgelt

Local Business & Entrepreneurship Manager

(801)535-7694 or