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
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.
Alternative formats of this application are available upon request. Please call 801-535-6244.
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
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.
|#||Member||Business||District||Serving Since||Term Expiration|
|1||John Lair||Momentum Recycling||2||2013||April 2021|
|2||Jeff Carleton||Mountain West Hard Cider||3||2019||December 2023|
|3||Angela H. Brown||SLUG Magazine||4||2014||December 2021|
|4||Darin Piccoli||The State Room||4||2018||December 2021|
|5||Kestrel Liedtke||Tin Angel||4||2018||December 2021|
|6||Abudujannah Soud||Café Mamai||5||2018||October 2022|
|7||Curtis Thornhill||Thornhill Holdings||5||2016||August 2020|
|8||Sue Rice||Cavanagh Service Group||6||2016||December 2019|
|9||Karen Gunn||Gunn Consulting Cooperative||6||2016||December 2019|
|10||JD Smith||Studio 702||7||2013||September 2021|
|12||Kristen Lavalett||Local First||ex-officio member||2017||December 2018|
|13||Derek Deitsch||Downtown Alliance||ex-officio member||2019||December 2020|
Local Business & Entrepreneurship Manager
(801)535-7694 or firstname.lastname@example.org