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.
Business Development Director
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. Please include “BAB Application” as the title and also send a separate email to Roberta Reichgelt (Roberta.firstname.lastname@example.org) to inform her of your application.
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.
Second Wednesday of every month, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
City and County Building, Room 126, 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 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.
|Member||Business||District||Serving Since||Term Expiration|
|Alfonso Brito||Santo Taco||1||2020||2024|
|Jeff Carleton||Mountain West Hard Cider||3||2019||2023|
|Pook Carson||Patrick 402 Partners LLC||4||2022||2026|
|Darin Piccoli||The State Room||4||2021||2025|
|Jocelyn Kearl||Third Sun Productions||5||2022||2026|
|Abudujannah Soud||Kafe Mamai||5||2018||2022|
|Sue Rice||Celtic Bank||6||2016||2023|
|Karen Gunn||Gunn Consulting Cooperative||6||2016||2023|
|Scott Lyttle||Tea Zaanti||7||2021||2025|
|Vinay Cardwell||Young Professionals SLC||ex-officio member||2021||2026|
|Kristina Olivas||Downtown Alliance||ex-officio member||2019||2022|
|Edward Bennett||Suazo Business Center||ex-officio member||2020||2021|