Park Authority Board

The Bingham Creek Regional Park Authority is an independent governmental agency created through an Interlocal Agreement in 2020 between Salt Lake County and South Jordan City. Salt Lake County and South Jordan City provide equal funding to maintain and operate the park.

Bingham Creek Park Authority Board Meetings

The Board generally meets on the third Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at the South Jordan City Hall (1600 W. Towne Center Drive, South Jordan, UT 84095). 

See 2023 Bingham Creek Park Authority Board Meeting Schedule [LINK]

For agendas and minutes, visit the Public Notice Website (LINK). Search for "Bingham Creek Regional Park" under "Entity."

Angela McGuire


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Angela McGuire is grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Bingham Creek Regional Park Authority Board Chair. She was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and received her bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Utah. Angela loves the outdoors and our open spaces. In 2017 Angela co-hosted an open house, giving community members and political leaders the opportunity to come together and share their hopes for the land that would become the Bingham Creek Regional Park. 

Angela also currently serves on the Daybreak Arts Council. She is grateful for the opportunity to be involved in selecting, commissioning, and acquiring public art that enhances our community spaces. She is passionate about the activities, events, and places that build and strengthen our communities.

Wayne Johnson

Vice Chair

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Wayne retired in 2021 after serving forty years with Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. For twenty of those years, Wayne served as the Park Operations Director and Associate Division Director. Wayne also served as the County Mayor’s representative on the Sugar House Park Authority from 2000–2021. Wayne believes his four decades of park experience will help Bingham Creek Regional Park be as successful as Sugar House has been as Bingham Creek Regional Park becomes a treasure to the residents of the valley.

Wendy Thomas


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Wendy Thomas, MPA, CPRP, currently serves as Assistant City Manager for Herriman City, Utah. In this role, Wendy oversees the operations of Parks, Recreation, Events, Public Works, Community Development, and Economic Development. In her career, she has served as Interim City Manager; Director of Parks, Recreation, and Events; and Associate Director of Administrative Services. Wendy has worked with South Jordan City, the State of Utah, Salt Lake County, and as an adjunct instructor with the University of Utah. She has served on several state and national committees to advance the quality of life for older adults. Wendy is passionate about improving workplace culture, community engagement, unique outdoor spaces, and the improvement of quality of life across the lifespan. 

Wendy received her bachelor of science in economics, bachelor of science in social science, and master of science in gerontology from the University of Utah and completed her master of public administration and certificate in strategic management from Southern Utah University. Wendy and her family have been residents of South Jordan City for 22 years. Wendy enjoys traveling to warm locations, hiking, skiing, attending festivals and concerts, cheering on the Utah Utes and the Utah Valley Wolverines, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors—whether the beach or the mountains.

Martin Jensen

Salt Lake County 
Parks & Recreation Director

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Martin Jensen has worked in government for 25 years. He has worked for the US Forest Service, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and currently serves as the Director of Parks and Recreation for Salt Lake County. Martin leads the development and operation of all Salt Lake County parks, trails, recreation centers, recreation programming, golf courses and open spaces. He has been instrumental in the development of Bingham Creek Regional Park and the establishment of the Park Authority. 

Patrick Leary

Salt Lake County
Parks Operations Division Manager

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Mr. Leary currently serves as the Associate Director for Parks, Trails & Open Space for the Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation agency, responsible for the day-to-day operations of over 100 parks, hundreds of miles of trails, and thousands of acres of open space.

He has served in various capacities over his career in local government, including directing the Salt Lake County Public Works Department as well as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor in the capital city. He currently serves as a board member of the Sugar House Park Authority as well as on the Board of Directors for the Hogle Zoo. He has a bachelor's degree from Utah State University and completed coursework in Public Administration at the University of Utah.

He looks forward to serving on the Bingham Creek Park Authority and helping guide this regional gem as it grows.

Don Tingey

City of South Jordan Strategy & Budget Director

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Don has worked for South Jordan City since 2006. He currently serves as Director of Strategy & Budget, where he is responsible for citywide strategic planning, policy and program evaluation, priority-based budgeting, and intergovernmental relationships. While working at South Jordan, he has also served as the Director of Parks & Recreation, where he oversaw all parks, trails, open spaces, the South Jordan Fitness and Aquatics Center, Community Center, Gale Center, City special events, and Mulligans Golf & Games. He also spent a year performing economic development activities for the City.

Prior to coming to South Jordan, Don worked for Brigham City for 13 years, where he served as the City Administrator for eight years. Don holds a master of public administration and a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and Japanese. Over the years, Don has been instrumental in the development of the Bingham Creek Regional Park and the creation of the Park Authority. He also currently serves on the Salt Lake County Arts & Culture Advisory Board and the ZAP Tier I review committee. 

Colby Hill

City of South Jordan Associate Director of Public Works

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