Salt Lake City

Council District 6

Bonneville Hills, East Bench, Sunnyside East, Wasatch Hollow, Yalecrest

Your Council Member

Dan Dugan, District 6

District Six Council Member Dan Dugan

Daniel E. Dugan was sworn into his first term as the Salt Lake City Council District Six representative in 2020 and then again in 2024 for a second term. He was selected by his Redevelopment Agency (RDA) peers to serve as the RDA Vice-Chair in 2021 and 2023 and selected by his City Council peers to serve as the Council Chair in 2022.   

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. Dan’s Navy experience gave him unique insight into the world and valuable experience with different cultures. At the end of his military service, Dan, along with his wife and two daughters, chose Salt Lake City as their new home and have been here for over two decades.  

Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, 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 strived to improve quality and efficiency in production.   

Dan’s connection to the community deepened as he began coaching lacrosse. Over the past decade, he has had the opportunity to coach many of Salt Lake City’s young constituents through both youth and high school lacrosse programs. Dan currently serves 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.  

In addition to lacrosse, Dan appreciates spending time outdoors, and in the community, pursuing hobbies such as mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. Dan developed a passion for renewable and clean energy through his experience as an engineer and his devotion to the outdoors. He is a longtime volunteer for Utah Clean Energy and the chair of Utah Renewable Communities (URC). In addition to IMLAX and URC, Dan also serves on the boards of the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT), Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), and the Salt Lake County Council of Governments (COG).

Dan is proud to serve District Six, which includes the Bonneville Hills, East Bench, Sunnyside East, Wasatch Hollow, and Yalecrest neighborhoods. He strives to be responsive to his constituents’ concerns and help the entire city grow in a healthy and sustainable manner.