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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Eric Millis

Director, Utah Division of Water Resources

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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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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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David Damschen

Treasurer, State of Utah


Board Staff

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Miranda Jones

Financial Operations Specialist, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget


2019 Meeting Dates 

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

  • April 1, 1-4 p.m.
  • May 7, 9 a.m.-Noon
  • June 11, 9 a.m.-Noon
  • July 9, 9 a.m.-Noon
  • August 19, 1-4 p.m.
  • September 3 (cancelled)
  • October 1, 9 a.m.-Noon
  • November 5, 9 a.m.-Noon

Board Meeting Materials

View past agendas, minutes and slide decks.

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