Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

(801) 535-6244

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


Vacancies

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.


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

#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
7Curtis ThornhillThornhill Holdings52016August 2020
8Sue RiceCavanagh Service Group62016December 2019
9Karen GunnGunn Consulting Cooperative62016December 2019
10JD SmithStudio 70272013September 2021
11Alfonso Brito1
12Kristen LavalettLocal Firstex-officio member2017December 2018
13Derek DeitschDowntown Allianceex-officio member2019December 2020

Contact Information

Roberta Reichgelt

Local Business & Entrepreneurship Manager

(801)535-7694 or roberta.reichgelt@slcgov.com