FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2021
Contact: Dan Weist
Council Communication team
SALT LAKE CITY – City Council Members have elected a new leadership team for 2021.
At the Council’s January 5 meeting, the seven-member group chose Amy Fowler, who represents District 7, as the Chair. James Rogers, who represents District 1, was chosen as the Vice Chair.
Fowler also is Chair of the Redevelopment Agency Board (RDA). Her term ends January 12 of this year, when new Board leadership will be chosen.
“I’m honored and excited to serve the residents of Salt Lake City as Chair of the City Council in the coming year,” said Fowler, who was first elected to the Council in 2017. “Together with my colleagues and the Mayor, as well as residents, businesses, community partners, and other leaders, we can find a renewed strength to continue on our path forward from a very difficult 2020.”
In 2018, Rogers was sworn into a second term to represent his District, and has since held several Council leadership positions. The new Council leadership team will serve a standard, one-year term beginning immediately. They take over from outgoing Chair Chris Wharton and Andrew Johnston, who was Vice Chair.
Every January, the Council elects one of its Members to serve as Chair and one Member to serve as Vice Chair. The Chair duties include: signing documents such as adopted ordinances and resolutions, representing the position of the Council to the media and the Mayor’s Administration, oversees management of the Office of the City Council, and scheduling items on the City Council meeting agendas based on driving forward Council priorities. The Vice Chair provides counsel, and acts as backup to the Chair in the event that the Chair is unavailable for any reason.