Our Board of Trustees establishes policies and
procedures and governs the District. The Board is
responsible for appointing a District Manager whose
role is Chief Executive Officer and oversees,
manages and facilitates all District operations.
Three trustees comprise the board for a term of four
years. Public meetings of the Board are held the
second Thursday of each month.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Mr. Johnson has served as a trustee for three years prior to his role as Chairman. He is also one of the Unified Police Authority (formerly Salt Lake County Sheriff) serving as a Law Enforcement Officer of the Magna Precinct. He patrols the region ensuring the safety of the citizens of the area and through his contributions, effectively keeps crime at a minimum.
Mr. Johnson brings to the position critical experience and strong business relationship building, especially with the Utah Delegation to ensure proper legislation for water rights and water preservation for the District. Additionally, he executes all bonds, resolutions of the Board and other operational and financial matters where appropriate. He is spokesperson for the District when necessary to further its development and progression.
Officer Johnson was born and raised in Magna and has worked in law enforcement for two decades. He has been recognized for his achievements in stopping illegal substance abuse and production from the National Narcotics Association.
He is an avid outdoorsman in his off time and enjoys spending time with his family and community.
Douglas S. Bezzant
|Mr. Bezzant was elected to the Board
in 2007. As part of his role, he co-establishes and
co-approves a District budget and resolutions and
makes recommendations to ensure proper operating
procedures. He brings to the role professional
public relations and team building skills.
Mr. Bezzant is a lifelong resident of Magna. He is
employed by Wheeler Machinery Company, Utah where he
has worked as an exemplary employee for more than a
decade. Prior to his position at Wheeler, he was
employed by Kennecott Utah Copper ast a
metallurgical technician. He is very active in the
West Bench Community and considers himself an
advocate for the voice of the Magna area. As a
trustee, he is committed to “doing my best for the
great people in this Community.” He is excited about
the growth of Magna, especially from an economic
standpoint of more jobs being available to the area.
Mr. Bezzant graduated from Dixie Junior College in
1972 with an Associates Degree. He also attended
the University of Utah where he studied civil
engineering. He was very active in the Boy Scouts of
America and is the recipient of the prestigious
Eagle Scout award.
Mr. Sudbury was born and raised in Magna and is the youngest of four. Growing up in the Sudbury household fostered a sense of community where family members contributed greatly to various programs, especially youth sports. “Winning teams are created through structure, discipline and teamwork” was the lesson that Mr. Sudbury and his siblings learned. This principle and its' ensuing positive impact is recognized by the Utah State Hall of Fame for Softball, and continues through the Sudbury Family with more than 40 years of involvement in baseball and football little league programs. Locally recognized is their great involvement in the Cyprus High School Football program.
Mr. Sudbury worked for Rio Tinto (formerly Kennecott Copper Corporation) in various capacities for 25 years. During that time, he also operated a successful cleaning business which continues today. Mr. Sudbury is board member of the Magna Mining Museum to help ensure the preservation of the Community history and to testify to Magna’s hard working heritage.
Mr. Sudbury believes that the community has a voice in decisions that affect them, and he carries a healthy balance of their message and uses his business skills to make a positive impact on Magna’s future. He carries on the Sudbury tradition of commitment to community - believing that people and involvement do make a difference.