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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Women's History Month: South Jordan's First Woman Mayor

Mayor Ramsey

On this last day of Women’s History Month we want to honor our Mayor, Dawn R. Ramsey, the first woman mayor of the City of South Jordan. She was re-elected to her second term in 2021. During her time in office, she has maintained a determined focus on public safety, economic development, preservation of open space, transportation infrastructure, water resources, education and spending time visiting our schools, access to opportunity, collaboration, representation for our city at every level, and working to guarantee that South Jordan will continue to maintain its high quality of life far into the future. Under her leadership, South Jordan continues to achieve extraordinary progress and success.

Mayor Ramsey is everywhere! Many of you have seen her at events across the city as she dedicates her time to “showing up” for South Jordan. She is a leader with vision. During her administration and in partnership with the City Council, South Jordan has: 

  • Secured over $100 Million in transportation infrastructure funding 
  • Saved Glenmoor Golf Course 
  • Taken the 10600 South interchange under Bangerter Highway and secured funding to do the same at 9800 South
  • Built Fire Station 64 with a Police Precinct, City Hall Annex and community space
  • Received the State of Utah Ethical Leadership in Government Award
  • Received the State of Utah Water Conservation Award 
  • Been named one of the top 50 Best Cities In America to Live by USA Today
  • Partnered with Salt Lake County to build the first All-Abilities Park and phase one of the new Bingham Creek Regional Park
  • Built 12 city pickle ball courts
  • Expanded our beautiful cemetery
  • Developed Pure SoJo, a water reuse pilot project 
  • Renovated the Clubhouse at Mulligans 
  • Dedicated our Public Safety Building
  • Made preparations for a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument 
  • Partnered with Ivory Homes on a workforce housing initiative benefiting public employees of South Jordan City and Jordan School District 
  • Partnered with the Larry H. Miller Company to plan a significant commercial center in Daybreak
  • Assisted the University of Utah in acquiring 90 acres of land in our city
  • Welcomed a new VA Health Center
  • Expanded our water conservation programs, leading South Jordan to conserve more water than any other community in our water district 
  • Kept our city connected and functioning and our economy strong while keeping people safe during the Covid 19 pandemic

Some (but not all) of the roles Mayor Ramsey currently serves in include:

  • President of the Utah League of Cities and Towns
  • President of Jordan Education Foundation
  • Chair of Wasatch Front Regional Council Regional Growth Committee
  • Public Sector Vice-Chair of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah
  • Trustee of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority
  • Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Trustee
  • South Valley Sewer District Trustee
  • Member of the State of Utah Unified Economic Opportunity Commission
  • Olene Walker Affordable Housing Fund Board Member
  • State Drinking Water Board Member
  • Member of the Wasatch Front Regional Council 

Mayor Ramsey was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and has lived in Utah all her life. She is a sixth generation Utahn and is proud of her pioneer heritage. She attended Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University.

 Mayor Ramsey is most proud of her role as wife, mother, and grandmother. Her husband Dan works as an IT Executive and together their greatest joy is their family. 

“I am extremely proud to represent South Jordan and appreciate all who donate their time and talents for the success of the City. There is nowhere I would rather call home,” said Mayor Ramsey.

 We are grateful for Mayor Dawn R. Ramsey and all she does to ensure “the future is bright for South Jordan.” We are proud to recognize her this Women’s History Month.

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