Mayor Cherie Wood
Welcome to South Salt Lake!
Cherie Wood is a lifelong resident of the City of South Salt Lake, and began her career with the City 24 years ago at the front counter processing utility payments. Always accepting new challenges, she strengthened her skills through various positions with the City and in 2006 was appointed as Assistant Mayor to Mayor Robert Gray. Cherie graduated from the University of Phoenix with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Management and Business Administration. After a well-orchestrated, grass roots campaign that declared progress and change, Cherie Wood became South Salt Lake’s first female Mayor on January 4, 2010.
Mayor Wood has assembled an impressive team of department directors and as promised, has set in motion strong initiatives that will forever change the face of South Salt Lake. Under her Promise South Salt Lake initiative the City has been chosen as one of 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2012 by America's Promise Alliance and she recognized as United Way of Salt Lake's 2016 Changemaker.
"I need your voice to shape our community's future!"
Homeless Resource Center Announcement March 31, 2017
The announcement was made that the recommended site for the Homeless Resource is 3380 S 1000 West in South Salt Lake.
Please attend an emergency town hall meeting tonight to discuss this decision
6:00 pm Monday March 31, 2017
Columbus Community Center
2431 S 400 East
See press coverage here:
Read Mayor Wood's remarks on this announcement at an 11 am press conference below. Due to technical difficulties, the video for this event will not be immediately available.
"Today, the community of South Salt Lake was dealt at terrible blow. Salt Lake County has proposed 3380 South 1000 West as a site for a homeless resource center. This is a location on the Jordan River Parkway trail – a trail used by moms with baby joggers, cyclists and kids every day. It is home for single-family residents who have lived there for decades. And it is adjacent to a new riverfront townhome project that is essential to the neighborhood stabilization that we have been working towards for years. Developers have already told us they will pull out of these projects if a shelter is placed there.
We are angry. And we will continue to be angry. Our residents and businesses have stood shoulder to shoulder in this fight and we will continue to fight. We are not willing to hinder the progress that our City is making.
So today, we prepare for the next phase of this battle. There are still many options available to us and we are considering every one of them. We will hold Mayor McAdams to his word that no ground will be broken in the near term. That gives us time to address the critical issues that are important to our City.
As you can see, South Salt Lake stands together. Proudly and defiantly to say that we can no longer be the city that gets the government services – albeit needed services – that no one else wants.
We will take a few questions and then we need to get to work."
State of the City Address and Best of South Salt Lake Awards 2017
Mayor Wood presented the State of the City on Wednesday March 17th at both a lunch and an evening event to allow anyone in the community to participate.
You can read the text of the speech here: State of the City 2017
You can take a look at the Best of South Salt Lake awards brochure to see who is making our community a safer, cleaner and more beautiful place to live, work and play here: Best of South Salt Lake 2017
You can watch the video recording of the presentations here:
Homeless Resource Center Site Selection
Mayor Cherie Wood
Mondays with the Mayor
The Mayor is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet with her constituents. The first Monday of every month she has extended hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss issues, concerns or ideas you have for our city.
The next Monday with the Mayor will be March 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s office. In an effort to respect the time of those attending please call 801-464-6757 to schedule your appointment for either Mondays with the Mayor or any other time you'd like to come in.