Volunteering for Service on County Boards & Committees

The Carbon County Board of Commissioners appoints a number of Boards and Committees which advise and assist governing County programs.  Serving on an appointed board, committee or commission is a great way to participate in decisions that affect you and to learn more about how your local government works.

Volunteer Boards and Committees play a variety of important roles and are designed to:

▪ Encourage citizen participation in government;j

▪ Provide representation of different interests and viewpoints; and

▪ Take advantage of specialized skills, expertise and experience among persons generally employed in areas other than government.

They also advise the Board of Commissioners on service priorities, how to distribute available resources, and how to improve collaboration with other parts of the community.

Some of these Board and Committee members are paid a stipend and are primarily appointed in January of every year.  However, vacancies can occur at other times.  Listed below is information concerning each County Board or Committee, its role and function, term length as well as volunteer member information.

If you are interested in serving Carbon County and would like to be considered for appointment to a Committee or Board vacancy, please complete and submit the application form.  If you have any questions concerning any of these positions, please feel free to contact one of your County Commissioners.

                      

Ø  Carbon County Career Service Council

 

Department

Personnel/HR

Phone

435-636-3290

Contact

Rose Barnes

Appointed Members

3 Regular / 2 Alternates

Code

UCA §17-33-4

Term

Three Year / One Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

Yes

Compensation

Yes

Requirements

Members and alternates of the council shall be United States citizens and be actual and bona fide residents of the state of Utah and the county from which appointed for a period of not less than one year preceding the date of appointment and a member may not hold another government office or be employed by the county.

 

Purpose

To hear appeals not resolved at lower levels in cases of career service county employees that have been suspended, transferred, demoted, or dismissed as well as in cases of other grievances not resolved by the grievance process at the county and/or departmental level.

 

Membership:                                                                                       

 

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

John Watkins

12/31/17

Regular

Knowledgeable in employee relations and merit system principles in public employment

Juanita Richards

12/31/17

Regular

Knowledgeable in employee relations and merit system principles in public employment

William Gigliotti

12/31/17

Regular

Knowledgeable in employee relations and merit system principles in public employment

       

Stacy Jones

12/31/16

Alternate

Knowledgeable in employee relations and merit system principles in public employment

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Ø  Carbon County Board of Adjustments

Department

Planning & Building

Phone

435-636-3260

Contact

Doris Johnston

Appointed Members

5 Regular / 2 Alternate

Code

§2.2 of County Dev. Code

Term

5 Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

No

Requirements

At least one member, but not more than two (2) of the members at any one time, shall be members of the Planning Commission. 

 

 Purpose:

Consider appeals from zoning decisions, special exceptions to the terms of the Development Code, and variances to land use planning issues.

                                                                                                                                                         

Membership:                                                                           

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Anita Bruno

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Elaine Youngberg

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Nick Tatton

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Cheryl Lupo

12/31/2021

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Norm Hansen

12/31/2021

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Boyd L Marsing

12/31/2020

Alternate

Appointed by Commission

Michael Kourianos

12/31/2020

Alternate

Appointed by Commission

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Ø  Carbon County Planning Commission

Department

Planning & Building

Phone

435-636-3260

Contact

Doris Johnston

Appointed Members

6 + 1 Ex Officio

Code

§2.1 of County Dev. Code

Term

4 Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

No

Requirements

Each appointed member shall be a resident of the County and owner of real property, and at least four of them shall hold no other public office or position.

 

Purpose:

Recommend zoning ordinances and maps, subdivision regulations, amendments to same, requests for conditional use permits, etc. to the County Commission.

 

Membership:   

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

R.D. Campbell

12/31/17

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Reed Phillips

12/31/18

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Tom Paluso

12/31/17

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Jake Mellor

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Appointed by Commission

Richard Tatton

12/13/19

Chair

Appointed by Commission

Danny Blanton

12/31/18

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Don Torgerson

12/31/19

Regular

Appointed by Commission

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Ø  Southeastern Utah District Health Department Board of Health

Department

Local Health Department

Phone

435-637-3671

Contact

Southeastern Utah Dist. Health Dept.

Appointed Members

8 Regular / 4 Ex Officio

Code

UCA §26A-1-109

Term

Three Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

No

Requirements

The board may include representatives from the municipalities included within the area served by the local health department.  All members shall reside within the boundaries of the area served.  A majority of members may not be primarily engaged in providing health care to individuals or in the administration of facilities or institutions in which health care is provided; hold a fiduciary position or have a fiduciary interest in any entity involved in the provision of health care or receive either directly or through a spouse more than 1/10 of the member’s gross income from any entity or activity relating to health care.

 

Purpose:

To make decisions on policies at the Health Department for internal business regarding the public and employees.  They vote on the annual budget for the District as well as fee schedules, grants and contracts received from the State of Utah and Federal Government, environmental health issues, tobacco issues, increases and decreases in program funding for the department, and employee benefits.  The District reports to the Board Members on audits conducted for the accounting department and some of the program departments.  This Board is also required to be diverse in political affiliation and in experience and/or employment.  Board members cannot work for the Health Department.

 

Membership:   

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Paul Martinez

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Jake Mellor

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Carbon County Official

Debbie Peet

12/31/18

Regular

Appointed by Commission

James Nelson

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Emery County Official

Kathi Kearney Reaves

12/31/15

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Martin Wilson

12/31/14

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Mary Ann Cunningham

12/31/14

Chair

Appointed by Commission

Margaret Cochran

12/31/14

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Chris Conrad

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Grand County Official

Phil Lyman

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

San Juan County Official

Gary Suttlemyer

12/31/14

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Steve Young

12/31/14

Regular

Appointed by Commission

 

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Ø  Carbon County Sheriff Merit Board

Department

Sheriff’s Department

Phone

435-630-6190

Contact

Laurie Tryon

Appointed Members

3

Code

UCA §17-30-3

Term

Six Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

Yes

Compensation

No

Requirements

Members of a commission shall be citizens of the state, shall have been residents of the area embraced by the governmental unit from which appointed not less than five years next preceding the date of appointment, and shall hold no other office or employment under the governmental unit for which appointed.

 

Purpose:

Responsible for carrying out the provisions of Utah Law, Title 17 Chapter 30 including but not limited to recruiting, selecting and testing applicants to be placed on a certified register.  Members must be citizens of Carbon County for not less than five years and hold no other office or county employment.  For diversity, not more than two members shall be affiliated with or members of the same political party.

 

Membership:   

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Ed Chavez

12/31/18

Regular

Appointed by Commission

John Daniels

12/31/17

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Scott Young

12/31/15

Regular

Appointed by Commission

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Ø  Carbon County Recreation, Transportation Special Service District

Department

Special Service District

Phone

435-636-3263

Contact

Linda Ballard

Appointed Members

7  including 1 Ex Officio

Code

UCA §17D-1-103, 301, 304 and County Resolution

Term

Four

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

Yes

Requirements

Each member must reside in unincorporated County and shall be a registered voter within the special service district; an officer or employee of the county or municipality that created the special service district; or if over 50% of the residences within a special service district are seasonally occupied homes an owner of land, or an agent or officer of an owner of land, that receives services from the special service district and is located within the special service district, provided that the number of members appointed comprises less than a quorum of the board.

 

Purpose:

Consider requests for funding from mineral lease royalties for qualifying projects.  Members must reside in the unincorporated County.

 

Membership:   

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Tom Bruno

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Dennis Christensen

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Pace Hansen

12/31/18

Chair

Appointed by Commission

Casey Hopes

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Jerry Jensen

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Richard Lee

12/13/18

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Michael Milovich

12/31/18

Regular

Appointed by Commission

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Ø  Scofield Reservoir Special Service District

Department

Special Service District

Phone

435-636-3226

Contact

Sandy Lehman

Appointed Members

6

Code

UCA §17D-1-103, 301, 304 and County Resolution

Term

4 Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

Yes

Requirements

Must reside and be a registered voter within the special service district; an officer or employee of the county or municipality that created the special service district; or if over 50% of the residences within a special service district are seasonally occupied homes an owner of land, or an agent or officer of an owner of land, that receives services from the special service district and is located within the special service district, provided that the number of members appointed comprises less than a quorum of the board.

 

Purpose:

Responsible for the operation of the sewer systems in the subdivisions/campsites surrounding Scofield Reservoir.

 

 

Membership:   

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Ted Helsen

12/31/16

Chair

Clear Creek Representative

Roger Koss

12/31/16

Regular

Forresters Representative

Rudy Metelko

12/31/16

Regular

Scofield West Representative

Val Johnson

12/31/18

Regular

Campsite Representative

Charles Anderson

12/31/18

Regular

Bolotas Representative

K.C. Williams

12/31/17

Regular

Singleton Representative

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Ø  Carbon County Tourism Tax Advisory Board

Department

Tourism

Phone

435-636-3701

Contact

Shalee Johansen

Appointed Members

9 including Ex Officio members

Code

UCA §17-31-8

Term

2 Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

No

Requirements

Members must be residents of the county with a majority as current employees of entities in the county that are subject to the applicable taxes collected.  The balance of members shall be employees of recreational facilities, convention facilities, museums, cultural attractions, or other tourism related industries located within the county.

 

Purpose:

Responsible for the promotion of tourism and the development of tourism related facilities within Carbon County and for making recommendations to the Carbon County Commissioners for the expenditure of the restaurant sales tax and transient room tax collected in Carbon County.

 

 

Membership:   

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Shalee Johansen

Ex Officio

NON-VOTING Ex Officio

Office of Tourism Director

Stephanie Asay

Ex Officio NON-VOTING Ex Officio Office of Tourism

Vacant

12/31/15

Regular

County Fairgrounds

Nick Tatton

12/31/15

Regular

Price City

Athena Robinson

12/31/15

Regular

Hotel/Lodging Industry

Vacant

12/31/15

Regular

Restaurant Industry

Vacant

12/31/15

Regular

Museum/Cultural

Jennifer Jensen

12/31/15

Regular

Airline/Tourism Industry

Vacant

12/31/15

Regular

Hotel/Lodging Industry

Dan Allen 12/31/15 Regular  Recreation
Vacant New Regular  

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Ø  Carbon County Weed Board

Department

Mosquito & Weed Abatement

Phone

435-636-3270

Contact

Chris Rowley

Appointed Members

9 including 4 Ex Officio

Code

Utah Noxious Weed Act

Term

4 Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

No

Requirements

Board must consist of not less than 3 or more than 5 members with 2 being farmers or ranchers.

 

Purpose:

Responsible for the control of noxious weeds.

 

 

Membership:   

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Kyle Butcher

12/31/16

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Vacant

12/31/13

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Dave Basinger

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Chris Rowley

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Jake Mellor

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Michael Kourianos

12/31/19

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Ron Patterson

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

John Sampinos

12/31/19

Regular

Appointed by Commission

Boyd L Marsing

12/31/19

Regular

Appointed by Commission

 

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Ø  Carbon Water Conservancy District - District Map

 

Department

Local District

Phone

 

Contact

Richard Lee
(Expires 12/31/2018)

Appointed Members

5

Code

UCA Dist. Ct. Findings Order & Decree

Term

4 Year

Authority

County Legislative Body

Political Diversity

No

Compensation

Yes

Requirements

Members must reside in respective Division for which they serve.

 

Purpose:

Responsible for the operation, maintenance and safety of Scofield Dam.

 

Membership:  

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

Richard Lee, Chair

12/31/18

Chair

Division 2

Ted Helsten

12/31/16

Regular

Division 1

Michael Milovich

12/31/18

Regular

Division 3

Glen Wells

12/31/16

Regular

Division 5

Roger Koss

12/31/19

Regular

Division 4

 

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Ø  Housing Authority of Carbon County

 

Contact

David Wilkinson, Chairman

Phone

435-636-3008

Code

UCA §35A-8-801 Housing Coordination and Planning Act

Appointed Members

Not less than 5 nor more than 7

Authority

County Legislative Body

Term

1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 with 4 year terms thereafter

Cpmpensation

No

Political Diversity

No

 

 

Requirements

Board of Trustees shall be five (5) in number and shall be appointed by the county commission of Carbon County, Utah.

 

Purpose

Provide low-cost housing for medium and low income persons, and encourage cooperation between political subdivisions and the nonprofit sector to make available low-cost housing in Carbon County.

 

Membership:                                                                                       

 

Name

Expires

Position

Qualification

David Wilkinson

12/31/2020

Chairman

Appointed by Commission

Amy Peters

12/31/2019

Member

Appointed by Commission

Debra Madrigal

12/31/2018

Member

Appointed by Commission

Jean Boyack

12/31/2017

Member

Appointed by Commission

Bryan Salzetti

12/31/2016

Member

Appointed by Commission

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