Dan Dugan, District 6
Daniel E. Dugan was sworn into his first term in 2020 as the Salt Lake City Council District Six representative. In 2021, he was selected by his Redevelopment Agency (RDA) peers to serve as the RDA Vice-Chair.
For 20 years, Dan served in the United States Navy as an Officer and Aviator. During his service Dan fulfilled multiple overseas deployments and a three-year tour in Europe. This gave him unique insight on the world and experience with different cultures. At the end of his military service he, his wife and two daughters chose Salt Lake City as their new home and have been here for the past 15 years.
Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in public administration from Auburn University at Montgomery. Much of his post-Navy career has been spent leading teams in a manufacturing environment, where he continually strives to improve quality and efficiency in production.
Dan’s connection to the community deepened as he began coaching lacrosse. Over the past decade he had the opportunity to coach many of Salt Lake City’s young constituents through both youth and high school lacrosse programs. Dan is currently serving his second term as chair of the Intermountain Lacrosse (IMLAX) board, one of the largest leagues in the United States. Dan is proud of his role in getting lacrosse to be a sanctioned sport in Utah, making it the first new sport to be added in 20 years.
Through his experience as an engineer and his love for the outdoors, Dan developed a passion for renewable and clean energy. He is a longtime volunteer for Utah Clean Energy, and recently helped Utah Community Action apply for Blue Sky renewable energy grants to install solar panels on two schools in South Salt Lake and Rose Park.
Dan is proud to serve District Six, whose neighborhoods include Bonneville Hills, East Bench, Sunnyside East, Wasatch Hollow, and Yalecrest. He strives to be responsive to his constituents’ concerns and helping the entire City grow in a healthy and sustainable manner.