Executive Water Finance Board

The Executive Water Finance Board was created in 2017 by Gov. Gary R. Herbert. Its purpose is to review the fiscal and economic implications of state water projects. Questions/comments for the board can be directed to waterfinanceboard@utah.gov.

Board Members

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Phil Dean

Budget Director and Chief Economist, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget

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Jon Bronson

Sr. Vice President/Managing Director, Zions Public Finance

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Juliette Tennert

Director of Economics and Public Policy,  Kem. C Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah

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David Damschen

Treasurer, State of Utah

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Laura Briefer

Director, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities

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Evan Curtis

State Planning Coordinator, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget

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Erica Gaddis

Director, Division of Water Quality

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Miranda Jones Cox (Board STaff)

Budget and Policy Revenue Specialist, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget


2020 Meeting Dates 

Board meetings will be held in the Capitol Building in room 450 unless otherwise specified.

  • April 22, 9 a.m. - Noon (Canceled)
  • May 13, 9 a.m.- Noon (Canceled)
  • June 17, 9 a.m.- Noon (Canceled)
  • July 15, 9 a.m.-Noon (Canceled)
  • August 20, 9 a.m. - (Canceled)
  • September 16, 9 a.m. - Noon
  • October 21, 9 a.m.- (Canceled)
  • November 18, 9 a.m.-Noon

Board Meeting Materials

View past agendas, minutes and slide decks.

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