Council Member Dennis Faris was appointed to the City Council on May 13th, 2021 to fill the vacant Council seat in District Two. Dennis currently represents the City Council on the Utah Inland Port Authority Board.
Dennis currently works for the Volunteers of America (VOA) where he is tasked with addressing long- and short-term issues impacting sheltered and unsheltered neighbors throughout Salt Lake City.
First drawn to community service at a young age, Dennis enlisted in the United States Air Force during Operation Desert Storm. After training, he served as a Satellite Communication Systems Specialist at a secure communication base in Colorado.
Prior to the City Council, Dennis served on the Poplar Grove Community Council for over ten years as well as volunteered with several other community organizations including the Salt Lake Community Network, Westside Coalition, the River District Business Alliance, and served on the City’s Parks, Natural Lands, Urban Forest, Trails Advisory Board for six years.
In his free time, Dennis can be found skiing, riding bicycles, and spending time with his wife Katherine and son Myles.
District Two is comprised of the Glendale, Poplar Grove, and Fairpark neighborhoods. It is home to the Glendale Golf Course, Jordan River Parkway, Jordan Park and the International Peace Gardens, the 9-Line Trail, and the Utah Inland Port.