Cottonwood Heights' unique historical heritage is one of its most important assets. In order to identify, preserve, protect and enhance historic buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts lying within the city limits and to compile a history of our city, Cottonwood Heights has established a historical committee.
The Cottonwood Heights Historic Committee has five to nine regular members, and meets as needed or at least once per calendar quarter. Members serve staggered three-year terms and must have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in history or historic preservation. To the extent possible, at least two of the members are professionals from the disciplines of history, archaeology, planning, architecture, or architectural history.
To see Cottonwood Heights Historic Committee meeting agendas and minutes, click HERE.
Apply to serve on the historic committee.
April Historical Question
Brighton High School was established in our community in 1969 and for 43 years has been "the pride of Cottonwood Heights." Much of the culture of our community revolves around this acclaimed high school. While Brighton is known for academics, high AP Test scores and wonderful performing arts, it has an equally strong reputation in the field of athletics. State championships are an indicator of such dominance. How many state athletic championships does Brighton have to its credit?
According to the Utah High School Athletics Association, many schools that were established in the 1960s and 70s do well to have 15 to 30 state championships in sanctioned sports. Even schools like Jordan and Bingham who enjoy a 100-year history may have 70 to 80 state championship trophies to display.
This fall, Brighton's golf team earned Brighton's 115th state championship! This athletic achievement is not only the best in the state of Utah, but the next closest school boasts 85 state championships. While Brighton continues to be one of the strongest academic high schools in Utah, its students also excel in golf, swimming, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, drill, soccer etc., giving our youth a rich and vibrant educational experience.