Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

(801) 535-6244

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.

Meeting Schedule

Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws and Governing Documents


The Public Utilities Advisory Committee has four (4) outstanding vacancies: D1, D2, D3 and County. If you are interested in serving on this commitee, 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.

Alternative formats of this application are available upon request. Please call 801-535-6244.

Meeting Information

Fourth Thursday of the month, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

1530 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

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.

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  District Serving Since Term Expires
1 VACANT County    
2 Ted Boyer County 2015 January 2019
3 VACANT D1    
4 VACANT D2    
5 VACANT D3    
6 Colleen Kuhn D5 2015 January 2019
7 Tom Godfrey (Chair) D5 2018  October 2022
8 Ted Wilson (Chair) D6 2016 July 2020
9 Lynn Hemingway D7 2016 July 2020

Contact Information

Janine Calfo

Administrative Assistant

(801) 483-6770 or