James Rogers, District 1
In 2018, James Matthew Rogers was sworn into his second term as the Salt Lake City Council District One representative.
Over his tenure on the Council, James has held multiple Council leadership roles. In 2019, his peers elected him to serve as Council Vice Chair, a position he also held in 2015. James also served as Council Chair in 2016.
Currently, James is a designated City representative on the Utah Inland Port Authority Board where he serves as the board’s Chair after serving as it’s first-ever Vice Chair.
James was born in Salt Lake City and raised by a large family with deep-rooted ties to the Valley. He is a proud alumnus of Salt Lake City’s West High School. James, his wife Megan, and their two children, Sadie and Stockton (who are fifth-generation Rose Park residents) are happy to call Salt Lake District One their home.
While performing volunteer service in Brazil from 1999-2001, James developed a deep appreciation for the Latin culture, its family values, and work ethic. James used this opportunity to learn Portuguese and immerse himself in the vibrant culture of the area. Since returning home, James taught himself Spanish and built connections with members of the community. James believes the shared core values of this wonderfully diverse community is what makes it so strong.
James has many initiatives he would like to address during his term in office, but chief among these is his desire to focus on the rehabilitation of District One’s neglected residential, commercial, and community areas. James has spent the last ten years overseeing the redevelopment and revitalization of the Northgate Park on 825 North 300 West, in Salt Lake City. He has witnessed firsthand the tremendous benefits that not only come from the beautification of such an area, but the quantifiable impact that such improvement brings to the community in terms of safety, new business, tax revenues, other growth opportunities.
James feels his background, vision for the future, and commitment to represent and work with the diverse District One community, will bring about the change that is needed to make it an even stronger and better community. James is eager to serve District One which includes Rose Park, Jordan Meadows, Westpointe, and Fairpark neighborhoods, as well as the Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake International Center Business Park, and the Northwest Quadrant.