Elected Officials

City hallCottonwood 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 for enacting the council’s policies and hiring 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.

The Cottonwood Heights City Council

City Council
L-R: City Manger John Park, Mike Peterson, Tee Tyler, Kelvyn Cullimore, Mike Shelton, Scott Bracken

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.

Listen To Live Webcasts Of City Council Meetings

You can listen to most Cottonwood Heights city public meetings here:
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By mail:

Cottonwood Heights City Offices
2277 E. Bengal Blvd.
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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.

Lucky 13: It Has Been an Honor and Privilege to Serve as Your Mayor

In a few weeks, my term of service as Mayor of Cottonwood Heights will come to an end. I want to express my appreciation to you, the citizens of Cottonwood Heights, for allowing me the honor to be your Mayor for the last 13 years. It has been a wonderful journey filled with excitement, achievement and challenge.

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City Public Survey

The city council recently hired research group Y2 Analytics to conduct a survey to measure residents’ opinions of life in the city and satisfaction with city officials and staff. A sample of registered voters was chosen to take part in the survey, which utilized mailed in and online surveys. Take a look at the results.

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