Mayor & City Council

elected officials

South Jordan City is governed by a six-member council form of government. The City Council is composed of six members, one of which is mayor. All members are elected by the residents of the City during a municipal election held every two years. Each seat consists of a four-year term. Council member terms are staggered. Two members and a mayor are elected at one time, and two years later the other three members are elected. The mayor and council are responsible for setting city policy and the City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations. To schedule a meeting or appointment with the Mayor or one of our council members, contact: Melanie Edwards,

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Current Elected Officials:

South Jordan City Mayor Dawn R. Ramsey

Mayor Dawn R. Ramsey

1600 W Towne Center Drive, South Jordan, Utah 84095

Mayor Dawn R. Ramsey took office January 1, 2018. During her time in office, she has maintained a determined focus on public safety, economic development, preservation of open space, education, transportation infrastructure, access to opportunity, collaboration, representation for her 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’s passion for the City of South Jordan stems from her years of service in the community.  During her service on the Utah PTA Board of Directors and as Region Director over all schools in the Jordan District, she spent thousands of hours with parents, teachers, administrators, legislators and state organizations advocating for the health, safety, and educational opportunities of every child across the state.

She currently serves as the President of the Jordan Education Foundation, working to engage the community and local business leaders to help bridge the gap in education funding, providing resources that enhance educational experiences, strengthening students, and fueling success in Jordan School District. She has also served on the Boards of several nonprofits with nearly 20 years of experience managing and leading large organizations.

Prior to taking office, Mayor Ramsey also did a monthly television segment on Fox 13’s The Place, discussing topics that concern families in Utah–including early intervention, service opportunities, suicide prevention, finding resources, helping children be involved in the community, and how parents and grandparents can engage in their child’s education.

Mayor Ramsey is a master at public relations and collaboration.  Her experience in the public and private sectors, commitment to family and community, and love for the City of South Jordan, coupled with her vision, leadership, and dedication to working with all stakeholders to plan for continued growth has prepared her well for her role as Mayor for the City of South Jordan.

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 new grandmother. Her husband Dan works as an IT Executive and together their greatest joy is their six children. The Ramsey’s have lived in South Jordan for over 17 years and are a community-service minded family, with each member spending countless hours volunteering time and talents to various civic, non-profit, school, and church organizations and events.

Mayor Ramsey is extremely proud to represent South Jordan and appreciates all who donate their time and talents for the success of the City. There is nowhere she would rather call home.

Mayor Ramsey’s Current Boards and Committees:
Conference of Mayors (COM) Voting Member
Conference of Governments (COG) Former Chair
EDCUtah Board of Trustees Public Sector Vice Chair
Envision Utah Board Member
Healthy South Jordan Member
IHC Salt Lake Valley Hospitals Board of Trustees
IHC Salt Lake Valley Health Community Outreach Committee Member
Jordan Education Foundation President
Jordan River Commission Governing Board Member
Jordan School District Safe Schools Advisory Committee
Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (JVWCD) Board of Trustees
Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) Chair
Point of the Mountain Stakeholder Working Group Chair
Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Board of Trustees
Point of the Mountain Transportation Committee Member
Resilient Utah Board Member
Salt Lake County Council of Governments (COG) Chair
Salt Lake County Council of Governments (COG) Public Works Committee
South Jordan Chamber of Commerce
South Valley Sewer Board of Trustees
Southwest Mayors Coalition Member
Southwest Salt Lake Valley Caucus (during Legislative Session)
State Drinking Water Board
State Growth and Incentives Subcommittee
State Unified Economic Opportunities Commission
Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT) President
Uplift Families PR & Education Advisory Committee
Wasatch Front Regional Growth Committee (WFRC) Chair
Wasatch Front Regional Growth Committee (WFRC) Board of Directors
Western Growth Coalition Member
Women for Utah Co Chair
Women Mayors Caucus (during Legislative Session)

Councilman Patrick Harris (District 1)

10311 Venenzia Way, South Jordan, Utah 84095

Patrick Harris has an MBA in Executive Management from Drake University and a BA from the University of Utah. He is the President of the Oak Hills Homeowners Association in South Jordan where he lives with his wife, Shari, and their two children. Shari has multi-generational ties to South Jordan for more than 100 years. Their children are now the sixth consecutive generation of the family to live in our beautiful city. Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, especially skiing, hiking, biking, and engaging in other outdoor activities. Patrick is the Vice President of Risk Management for a large insurance company. He has a strong level of expertise in risk analysis with the ability to implement measures to reduce unnecessary liabilities. He has expertise in analyzing contracts and subcontractor agreements and has been an instructor for construction-related contracts.

He is an experienced and effective decision maker where he makes decisions on a daily basis that have multi-million dollar consequences. Prior to making decisions he takes the time to understand the issues and ramifications, evaluate all of the pros and cons, determine the most effective options, and makes sure that the terms are favorable and in the best long-term interest of the organization.

Brad Marlor

Councilman Brad Marlor (District 2)

2360 West Burley Circle, South Jordan, Utah 84095

Bradley G. Marlor MBA, CBI is Principal Broker and owner of Utah Business Consultants, a business brokerage, valuation and exit planning company. Brad founded Utah Business Consultants in 1989. He is a graduate of four colleges and universities with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. Brad is a licensed Principal Real Estate Broker for the State of Utah. He is a former franchise owner with direct experience in buying and selling his own businesses. He is an Exit Planning Advisor — preparing business owners for the most important financial event of their lives. Brad has been published numerous times in local business periodicals and newspapers, including Utah Business Magazine, The Enterprise Newspaper, and the Deseret News. He has earned the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation, with the International Business Broker’s Association, and Merger and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designation with the M&A Source.

Brad served on the South Jordan City Council from 2000 through 2007, he served four years on the South Jordan Planning Commission, three years on South Jordan City’s Economic Development Committee, and Brad co-founded the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce. He looks forward to continuing his service for the residents of South Jordan on the City Council. He believes strongly that South Jordan’s best years are ahead.

Brad is married to Marianne Layton Marlor (34 years). Together they have three children who were raised in South Jordan and attended public schools here. Brad and Marianne now have two handsome grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters. Brad has been active in serving the youth in the neighborhoods where he and his family have lived, including serving as Scoutmaster three times. He fulfilled an LDS Church mission to Geneva Switzerland from 1977 to 1979.

Councilman Donald J. Shelton (District 3)

9747 South Sandwood Drive, South Jordan, Utah 84095

Don Shelton and his wife, Robyn lived in South Jordan the past 22 years. They raised their five children here. Prior to his marriage to Robyn, Don served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tampa Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Certified Financial Planner designation. Don is an independent financial advisor and the founder of The Oquirrh Wealth Advisors, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Service, Inc. He has practiced personal financial planning for more than 25 years. Don recently completed a term as the President of the Utah Financial Planning Association and is currently serving as chairman of the group. Don loves the outdoor recreation opportunities available here in our great State of Utah. He participates in downhill skiing, water skiing, golf, fly fishing, hiking, and camping. He’s also run in the past three SoJo Marathons, the past three RAGNAR relays, and has competed in a number of sprint triathlons. Don and Robyn love spending time with their family, especially their five grandchildren.

Councilwoman Tamara Zander (District 4)

11522 S. Lookout Hill Drive, South Jordan, Utah 84095

Tamara Zander and her husband, Corey, have three married sons and a daughter who are the highlight of their life. Tamara met Corey in 1990 while they were both students attending BYU in Provo. As newlyweds, they strengthened the local community and state by serving as state and county delegates. Being civically involved in the community has always been important to Corey and Tamara.  Even their kids were blessed to see their parent’s passion for the city of South Jordan as they walked neighborhoods and interacted with residents while Tamara campaigned for City Council.

As a founding board member for Early Light Academy, Tamara was key in collaborating with Kennecott Land and the city of South Jordan for the school’s land acquisition. She also volunteered on Community Councils, PTA leadership, Cub Scouts and leadership roles in her church organizations.

At the business level, Tamara and Corey own and operate the well-respected Zander Real Estate Team here in South Jordan.  The independent brokerage located in the heart of Daybreak continues to build a team of exceptional agents and staff that fulfills the company’s mission to serve and care for its clients and community.

Running her own business, Tamara understands the importance of supporting local businesses and creating a strong community. This continues to be a guiding principle as she serves as an elected official. Being Councilwoman has given Tamara the honor to meet both amazing residents and elected officials who truly care about building and enhancing the city of South Jordan and our great state of Utah.  Tamara wholeheartedly believes that much can be accomplished when we work in unison toward a common goal.

Tamara also understand the importance of education as she raised 4 children.  She, along with a group of friends, founded one of the first Charter Schools in South Jordan and was key in collaborating with Kennecott Land and the city for Early Light Academy’s land acquisition.  In addition, she has also volunteered on Community Councils, PTA leadership, Cub Scouts, and leadership roles in her church.

A passion of Tamara’s is promoting healthy living. She has helped thousands of South Jordan residents reach and exceed their health goals by teaching water aerobics fitness classes for more than 25 years, including currently teaching at the local SLCounty Pool on Redwood Road.  As well, make sure to wave or stop and say hi when you see Tamara and Corey enjoying their e-bikes on the local trails throughout the state! Another place you might run into them is walking paddle boarding around the Oquirrh Lake in Daybreak.

If you’ve spent any amount of time with Tamara you’ll quickly experience her love of traveling, adventure, and experiencing other cultures.  She might even tell you this was in part influenced by her broad education experiences of attending Ricks College, BYU Provo, BYU Jerusalem Study Aboard, as well as having served her LDS mission in Lima Peru.

Jason McGuire

Councilman Jason T. McGuire (District 5)

4507 Sebago Way, South Jordan, Utah 84009

Jason McGuire and his wife, Angela, are the parents of three children and are grateful to call South Jordan home.  Jason received his B.A. from the University of Utah and is the General Manager of a steel fabrication company.  Jason is a Former President of the Utah Steel Fabricators Association, and a LiveDaybreak Community Council Member.

Professionally, Jason has over 15 years of experience in project management and contract negotiations and prefers taking a “common sense” approach to issues and working towards the best outcome for all parties involved.