2014-2015 ULCT Board of Directors
The eighteen-member Board of the Utah League of Cities and Towns represents municipalities of every size and region of the state. They are elected by a nomination committee that meets each September. The duties of the board members include:
- Maintaining contact with League members within each district
- Reviewing and approving of the League’s annual budget
- Participating in board meetings, retreats and conventions
- Establishing ad hoc and blue ribbon committees and appointing members of standing and Legislative Policy Committees.
Mayor John Curtis, President, Provo
Provo Mayor John R. Curtis took office on January 5, 2010, bringing with him extensive business and public service experience. Prior to serving as mayor, he was a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Action Target, a Provo based company that provides firearm training and products to police departments and military bases throughout the world.
He and his wife Sue were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 28 years. They have six children.
Council Member Lynn Pace, Vice President, City of Holladay
Lynn Pace has been a member of the Holladay City Council since 2004. He is also the Deputy City Attorney for Salt Lake City, and supervises Salt Lake City’s lobbying efforts with the State Legislature. He has been an active participant in the League’s land use task force and the Legislative Policy Committee. He is the past president of the Utah Municipal Attorneys’ Association and is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. He and his wife Lisa are the parents of 7 children. When he is not working on City stuff, he enjoys hiking, gardening and raising backyard chickens.
Mayor Steve Hiatt, Kaysville
As a lifelong resident of Davis County, Kaysville City Mayor Steve Hiatt has always had an affection for service. After serving two years as a city council member, he had a desire to further help his community and made the decision to run for mayor. Mayor Hiatt has served on many boards and councils, including the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Wasatch Integrated Waste, Honorary Commander for the US Air Force’s 388th Fighter Wing, and as Chairman of the Davis County Council of Governments. Professionally, Mayor Hiatt owns and operates Wasatch Capital Mortgage located in Kaysville. He also serves as the Chairman of the Utah Mortgage Regulatory Commission. He and his wife Brooke have three boys, Cayden, Cameron & Easton.
Mayor JoAnn Seghini, Treasurer, Midvale
After serving four years on the Midvale Planning Commission, JoAnn Seghini became the first woman in Midvale to be elected to the city council. She went on to serve three terms on the council and she’s currently serving her third term as Mayor of Midvale City. Like many public officials she also serves on numerous boards and committees, most notably she was the president of the ULCT in 1997-98, and since then she’s been serving as the League’s treasurer. In her private life the mayor worked for Jordan School District for 36 years, retiring as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and staff development.
Council Member Caitlin Gochnour, Immediate Past President, Ogden
Caitlin Gochnour has been reelected for a second four-year term on the Ogden City Council. She served as the 2010 & 2011 Council Chair. She attended the University of Utah and earned a degree in Communications/Public Relations. She was employed as a Communications Specialist for Questar Corporation. Later she served as the Panguitch Main Street Manager. Since returning to Ogden more than 10 years ago, Caitlin has been active as a community volunteer serving on numerous boards. Caitlin is married to Gregory Gochnour. They are the parents of twin boys and a girl. She is a runner and a swimmer. She also enjoys good books, indie films, old houses and digging in her garden.
Board Of Directors
Council Member Margie Anderson, Ephraim City
In the 40+ years that Anderson has resided in Ephraim and watched her four children, Tiffany, Katie, McKay and Amie benefit from the community, she can honestly say she supports the rural values and lifestyle. Anderson loves living in Ephraim and said it has been enjoyable to play an active role in local schools both as a volunteer and in her employment at Ephraim Elementary and as current registrar at Snow College.
Council Member Andy Beerman, Park City
Andy grew up in Columbus, Ohio and left the Midwest for the mountains of Alaska to instruct for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)–where his next education was learning to stay warm and dry. After several years of guiding, he landed in Utah and discovered a knack for small business management. He and his wife own the controlling interest in the Treasure Mountain Inn. He still participates in nearly all aspects of the hotel, ranging from sometimes Bell Hop to CFO. Andy looks forward to his spare time spent outdoors with Thea and Rufus (dog) skiing, biking, climbing and exploring the surrounding mountains.
Mayor Mike Caldwell, Ogden City
Mayor Bryan Cox, Hyde Park City
Mayor Ted Eyre, Murray City
Mayor Eyre was sworn in as Murray City Mayor in 2014. He attended Brigham Young University and a college in California, where he received his degree in Aviation Sciences. He then enlisted in the United States Army and following his training, he served a tour in Vietnam flying a U21A. Ted and his wife Ruth moved to Murray in 1986 when the airline he flew for was acquired by Delta Airlines, and have lived in Murray City ever since. He retired as a Captain for Delta Airlines in 2005.Ted and Ruth are proud parents of four children and happy grandparents of four. Throughout the past 27 years, they have been involved in many organizations to enhance the betterment of Murray City, both in the schools and in the community. Ted was one of the founding board members of the Murray Greenhouse Foundation and served for eight years on the Murray Parks and Recreation Board.
Mayor Gary Gygi, Cedar Hills
Council Member Beth Holbrook, City of Bountiful
Beth grew up in Sandy and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science. She moved with her family to Bountiful in 2002 where she has owned and operated several businesses including a men’s fragrance company, as well as a local real estate investment company in which she is a partner. Beth is Director of the Zions Business Resource Center, focusing on assisting new businesses and entrepreneurs to understand the business side of their organizations. She has served on the Bountiful City Planning Commission since 2007.
Mayor Sonja Norton, Vernal City
Sonja has served on the Vernal City Council since 2006. She was born and raised in Vernal and loves living there. She is the broker/owner of Prudential Ashley Valley Realty and is married with four children. Sonja served on the Vernal City Council before she was elected mayor in 2013. She enjoys serving her community and wants to make sure the citizens are informed and participate.
Council Member Jim Ortler, Town of Brian Head
Jim is in his third term as a Brian Head Councilmember. He moved to Brian Head from California in 1992 after spending most of his life crunching numbers for the Federal Government and the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. Jim is a real estate broker and has helped hundreds of people realize the dream of a vacation home in the mountains. Brian Head is the highest town in Utah at 9800 feet and is also one of the smallest (official population 83). Consequently, Jim’s perspective is sometimes a little different. Jim has served eleven years on the Legislative Policy Committee and once on the Nominations Committee. He is serving his second two year term on the Board of Directors.
Mayor Jon Pike, City of St. George
In 2007 Jon was elected to the St. George City Council and in 2013 he was elected as Mayor of St. George. He serves on the boards of Dixie State University, the Children’s Justice Center, Dixie Applied Technology College, and as chair of the Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission. Jon loves singing, playing the piano, organ, and guitar, as well as water and snow skiing, motorcycling, and walking or biking on St. George’s many trails. Jon and his wife Kristy have five children.
Mayor Dave Sakrison, Moab
Mayor Dave Sakrison has lived in Moab for the past 42 years, operating the popular Dave’s Corner Market for the last 28. His wife, Melody, is a nurse and the couple has two children; a daughter, Chelsea, and a son Kellen. His resume also includes three years on the Planning Commission and he is the city’s representative to the Grand County Airport Board, a Board member Southeast Association of Governments and the Governor’s Rural Partnership Board. A lover of the community and canyon country, Dave Sakrison has been honored and humbled to be the Mayor of Moab.
Council Member James Young, Farmington
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