Cottonwood Heights has a Council/Manager form of government, which is an alternate form of government under state law. This form of government is different from state and federal governments which have separate legislative and executive departments. The Council/Manager form of government has a legislative body consisting of four council members and a mayor, who acts as chairman of the council. The mayor also serves as the representative of the city in signing legal documents and at city events of various kinds.
The council and mayor select and hire a city manager whose responsibilities are defined by state statute. The city manager is the chief administrative officer for the city and is responsible to enact the council’s policies and hire additional personnel.
State statute directs that the city have a city attorney, city treasurer, city recorder, and city finance officer. The duties for these positions are defined by statute and the appointees must be approved by the city council.
When needed, the city council will act as the Community Development and Renewal Agency (CDRA). The Community Development and Renewal Agency was created to undertake or promote urban renewal, economic development and community development within the geographic boundaries of the city. The CDRA will meet as necessary or at least once a year.
How do I communicate with the Cottonwood Heights City Council?
The Cottonwood Heights City Council welcomes reasoned and thoughtful input from residents. There are several ways to communicate with the mayor and city council. For individual contact information, including email and phone numbers, click on the appropriate link in the grey sidebar on this page. If you are unsure of your representative, click on the district map to find your corresponding district.
Cottonwood Heights City Offices
1265 E. Fort Union Blvd. #250
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047
At City Council Meeting:
On the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, the city council holds a business meeting. At the start of each business meeting, they allow time for Citizen Comments. Anyone may address the council during this time, and no advance notice to the council is necessary. Business meetings usually start at 7 p.m. City council agendas and minutes are available HERE.
The Cottonwood Heights City Council
L-R: Mike Peterson, Tee Tyler, Kelvyn Cullimore, Mike Shelton, Scott Bracken