Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

Public Utilities Advisory Committee

The Salt Lake City Public Utilities Advisory Committee annually reviews department operations, maintenance budget and expenditures, examines department water and sewer system capital improvements program, recommends proposed legislation relating to water and sewer, and consults with Mayor Erin Mendenhall concerning water resources and sewage reclamation requirements. This committee assists the public utilities director as much as possible to continue orderly development and operation of the public utilities system for the city.

Contact Information

Janine Calfo

Administrative Assistant

(801) 483-6770 or

Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws and Governing Documents


If you are interested in serving on this committee, please fill out and submit an application online. To find out which district you reside in go here.

Please see below for all upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates. 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

Fourth Thursday of the month, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

1530 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

The Public Utilities Advisory Committee is currently meeting in a hybrid meeting format. Hybrid meetings allow people to join online or in person and remain mindful of existing COVID-19 protocols and gathering limits. A maximum of 24 people, including Council Members and City staff, will be permitted in the meeting room. If capacity has been reached in the primary meeting room, overflow space will be provided. Social distancing will be maintained. Please click here to go to the Utah Public Notice Website and choose Cities, Salt Lake City, Public Utilities Advisory Board to find the agenda with the location and link to the online meeting.

Public Health Information: Masks are no longer required in City Facilities, but are welcome for any attendees who prefer to continue using them. We will continue to monitor the situation and take any reasonable precautions for the public and staff.

Click here for a calendar of this years meetings.

Member Qualifications

Nine voting members will serve four terms each. Mayor Mendenhall, the public utilities director and the city attorney shall be ex-officio, non-voting members. Members must be 21 years of age, a resident of the state and must not be actively engaged/employed in any commercial actively that sells good or services directly to the city. At least three members must reside outside the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, their place of residence shall be within the county and within the service districts supplied by the city water department.

Residency Requirements: At least three (3) members, at the time of their appointment, shall reside outside of the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, their place of residence shall be within the county and within the service districts supplied by the city water department.

Powers and Duties

  • Review water and sewer system capital improvements program, operations and maintenance budget and expenditures, revenue requirements
  • Recommend rate adjustments to Mayor Mendenhall
  • Review and make recommendations on proposed legislation on water and sewer concerns
  • Consult with Mayor Mendenhall regarding water resources and sewage reclamation requirements
  • Assist the Public Utilities director in every way possible to maintain orderly development and operations of the public utility systems
  • Hear and decide appeals arising from decisions granting or denying a riparian protection permit

Current Members

#Members DistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
1Roger Player   (Vice Chair)County2012December 2022
2Ted BoyerCounty2015January 2023
3Kent MooreD120122022
4Alexander LovellD1 2022January 2026
5Dani CepernichD3 2021January 2025
6Kathryn FloorD5 2022January 2026
7Tom Godfrey D52018October 2026
8Ted Wilson D62016January 2024
9Lynn Hemingway (Chair)D72016January 2024