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Regional Growth Committee

The Regional Growth Committee (RGC) serves as the policy advisory body to the Council regarding long-range transportation planning, land use, and other growth related issues. The RGC, in cooperation with local governments, as well as the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Utah Transit Authority (UTA), and other stakeholders, is responsible for the development of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Wasatch Choice Vision, and Transportation and Land Use Connection (TLC) program. These responsibilities include the facilitation of communication between local, state, and federal officials regarding various planning issues, educational opportunities to improve technical planning skills, and “best practices” in planning.

Both the Air Quality Committee and the Active Transportation Committee formally coordinate with the RGC since the committee is responsible for long-range planning issues. The RGC is assisted by two technical advisory committees (TAC), including Plan TAC, who represents the Salt Lake City-West Valley City area, and the Ogden-Layton area TAC. The TAC membership primarily includes city and county planners who review and make recommendations regarding long-range plans.

For additional information regarding the RGC, please contact Ted Knowlton.

Box Elder County (435-734-3300)

Davis County (801-451-3200)

  • Len Arave | Mayor, North Salt Lake (WFRC Appointment)
  • Mike Gailey (Alternate) | Councilmember, Syracuse (WFRC Appointment)
  • Jim Talbot | Mayor, Farmington  (COG Appointment)
  • Katie Witt (Alternate) | Mayor, Kaysville City  (COG Appointment)

Morgan County (801-829-6811)

  • John Barber | Councilmember, Morgan County (COG Appointment)
  • Tina Cannon (Alternate) | Councilmember, Morgan County (COG Appointment)

Salt Lake County (385-468-2500)

  • Ben McAdams, Chair | Mayor, Salt Lake County (WFRC Appointment)
  • Ron Bigelow (Alternate) | Mayor, West Valley City (WFRC Appointment)
  • Dawn Ramsey | Mayor, South Jordan (COG Appointment)
  • Aimee Winder Newton | Councilmember, Salt Lake County (COG Appointment)
  • Jim Riding | Mayor, West Jordan (COG Appointment)
  • Jackie Biskupski (Alternate) | Mayor, Salt Lake City (COG Appointment)
  • Cherie Wood (Alternate) | Mayor, South Salt Lake (COG Appointment)
  • Troy Walker (Alternate) | Mayor, Draper (COG Appointment)
  • Kurt Bradburn (Alternate) | Mayor, Sandy (COG Appointment)

Tooele County (866-707-3100)

  • Wade Bitner | Commissioner, Tooele County (COG Appointment)
  • Dave McCall (Alternate) | Councilmember, Tooele County (COG Appointment)

Weber County (801-399-8401)

  • Mark Allen | Mayor, Washington Terrace (WFRC Appointment)
  • Norm Searle (Alternate) | Mayor, Riverdale (WFRC Appointment)
  • Jim Harvey | Commissioner, Weber County (COG Appointment)
  • Robert Dandoy (Alternate) | Mayor, Roy (COG Appointment)

Utah Transportation Commission (801-965-4000)

Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees (801-743-3882)

Utah Air Quality Board (801-536-4000)

  • Bryce Bird (Staff Rep)* | Division of Air Quality

Envision Utah (801-303-1450)

Utah Department of Transportation* (801-965-4000)

Utah Transit Authority* (801-743-3882)

  • Laura Hanson | Director of Planning
  • Levi Roberts (Alternate) | Interim Manager – Long-Range and Strategic Planning

Federal Highway Administration – Utah Division* (801-955-3500)

Utah League of Cities and Towns* (801-328-1601)

  • Gary Uresk | City Administrator, Woods Cross City

Utah Association of Counties* (801-265-1331)

  • Wilf Sommerkorn | Regional Planning and Transportation Division Director, Salt Lake County

Mountainland Association of Governments* (801-229-3800)

Other*

  • Brian Wilkinson | Utah Urban Land Institute (801-359-2902)
  • Evan Curtis | Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (801-538-1696)
  • Abby Osborne | Utah Transportation Coalition (801-364-3631)
  • Reid Ewing | City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah (954-895-5128)

Past Membership

* Non-Voting Representative

2017 Meetings

2016 Meetings

2015 Meetings

2018 Meeting Schedule
  • January 18
  • February 22
    New Member Orientation
  • March 15
  • May 17
  • August 16
  • October 11

All meetings are held on the third Thursday at 9:30 am at WFRC, 295 North Jimmy Doolittle Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

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