Kelvyn H. Cullimore Jr. was elected the first mayor of Cottonwood Heights in November 2004. From 2002-2004, Mayor Cullimore had worked as a member of the committee to incorporate Cottonwood Heights as the 16th city in Salt Lake County. Mayor Cullimore began his second term in office on January 1, 2010.
In addition to his mayoral duties, Mayor Cullimore serves on a number of committees as noted below. Mayor Cullimore served as President of the Salt Lake County Conference of Mayors in 2008 and as President of the Salt Lake County Council of Governments in 2010. In 2005 -2006 Mayor Cullimore served on the Zoo, Arts and Parks Advisory Board that helped allocate funding from the popular ZAP tax for projects in Salt Lake County. Among the projects funded were remodeling of the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center Ice Arena as well as the Cottonwood Heights Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail. In 2007-2008 Mayor Cullimore chaired the Interlocal Committee of Mayors that oversaw the creation of the new Canyons School District.
Professionally, Mayor Cullimore serves as Chairman, President & CEO of Dynatronics Corporation, a publicly traded medical device manufacturer with headquarters in Cottonwood Heights. Mayor Cullimore has served as a director and officer of Dynatronics since it was founded by his father in 1979. Prominent in the physical therapy market, Dynatronics is known for its advanced technology electrotherapy and ultrasound devices, pain management systems and aesthetic products. Dynatronics equipment is used by top therapists and trainers. Many professional sports franchises and college teams own Dynatronics products.
Since 1992, Mayor Cullimore has been a member of the board or a board advisor of ITEC Attractions, an entertainment company operating in Branson, Missouri. In 2003 he joined the board of directors of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association headquartered in Washington, D.C. and currently serves on its executive committee as the Secretary of the Association. Mayor Cullimore also serves as a member of the Public Policy Forum for the Utah Technology Council.
Mayor Cullimore has volunteered in numerous capacities. He has served in the Boy Scouts of America, including a stint as Scoutmaster, and in 2002 received the District Award of Merit for his service. From 1976 to 1978 he served as a missionary for the LDS Church in the province of Quebec.
He graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a degree in Financial and Estate Planning. Mayor Cullimore and his wife, Laurie Lyn Cullimore, are the parents of five children and five grandchildren. They have been residents of Cottonwood Heights since 1980.
Current Committee Assignments
Unified Fire Authority – Provides Fire and Emergency Medical services to Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, Draper, Riverton, Taylorsville, Herriman, Midvale and Unincorporated Salt Lake County.
Member of the Board of Directors
Chair of the UFA Finance Committee
Salt Lake County Conference of Mayors – Mayors in the Salt Lake Valley meet monthly to discuss matters of interest.
Salt Lake County Council of Governments - Elected officials from city and county government in Salt Lake County meet annually. Mayor Cullimore serves on the Executive Committee that meets monthly to discuss matters of regional importance.
Salt Lake County Tourist, Recreation, Cultural and Convention Advisory Board – Mayor Cullimore has served as Chair of this TRCC Advisory Board since its inception in 2008. This committee advises the Salt Lake County Council on the disposition of TRCC taxes collected from restaurant tax, car rental taxes and room rental taxes for the purposes of Tourism, recreation, convention and cultural purposes in the County.
Wasatch Front Regional Council – In 2012 Mayor Cullimore was appointed to be a member of the Wasatch Front Regional Council. WFRC is a Metropolitan Planning Organization tasked with approving and coordinating transportation projects and funding in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber Counties. The reach of WFRC extends to UDOT, UTA and local municipal projects funded with federal and state dollars.
Transcom – Transcom is a sub-committee of WFRC focused on short and long term transportation projects. Mayor Cullimore is an alternate on this committee.
Council of Governments Public Works SubCommittee – This committee is primarily tasked with the allocation of corridor preservation funds collected from vehicle registration fees in Salt Lake County. Mayor Cullimore has served on this committee since 2005.
Mountain Transportation Executive Committee – This committee was formed in 2011 to study and recommend long term transportation plans affecting primarily Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Mayor Cullimore is a member of this committee.
Urban Land Institute – Utah Chapter – Mayor Cullimore has served as a member of the Board for the Utah Chapter since 2011.