Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

(801) 535-7982

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.

Contact Information

Roberta Reichgelt

Local Business & Entrepreneurship Manager

(801)535-7694 or


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

Ordinance and Governing Documents


Please see below for upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates.

If you are interested in serving on this board, please fill out and submit an application online. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.


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 and must be at least 21 years of age.

Residency Requirements: Must 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

#MemberBusinessDistrictServing SinceTerm Expiration
1John LairMomentum Recycling22013April 2021
2Jeff CarletonMountain West Hard Cider32019December 2023
3Angela H. BrownSLUG Magazine42014December 2021
4Darin PiccoliThe State Room42018December 2021
5Kestrel LiedtkeTin Angel42018December 2021
6Abudujannah SoudCafé Mamai52018October 2022
8Sue RiceCeltic Bank62016December 2023
9Karen GunnGunn Consulting Cooperative62016December 2023
10JD SmithStudio 70272013September 2021
11Alfonso BritoMetro by T-Mobile12020December 2024
12Kristen LavalettLocal Firstex-officio member2017January 2021
13Derek DeitschDowntown Allianceex-officio member2019December 2020
14Edward BennettSuazo Business Centerex-officio member20202021