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Mayor Cherie Wood

Welcome to South Salt Lake! 

Mayor Cherie WoodCherie Wood is a lifelong resident of the City of South Salt Lake, and began her career with the City 26 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. In 2018 she was presented with the Lieutenant Governor's Publc Service Award for her efforts promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

"Together - we will Invest in People!"



State of the City Address and Best of South Salt Lake 2019


Annually, we look back at the past year and celebrate our accomplishments as a City. I continue to Invest in People with the help of hard working staff, citizens, businesses and partners. Together we are building a stronger community. Each of the individuals, groups and businesses highlighted in the State of the City Address were honored with an award, as they are the Best of South Salt Lake!

State of the City is also my opportunity to share my priorities for the coming year. My three key priorities for 2019 are to:

1. Create a sustainable funding source for public safety

2. Continue quality economic development that benefits our residents

3. Update needed infrastructure that residents use every day

Margaret Wheatley says it best “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about” we know that caring for people makes SSL strong.

Full Text of the 2019 State of the City Address


Consideration of Green Waste collection program survey

If you are a SSL resident interested in having green waste recycling please submit your information using this link. We are currently reviewing this service offering, associated costs and the number of interested residents. 



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. 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.


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Meet with Mayor Wood

Mayor Wood is available to meet with constituents to discuss issues, concerns or ideas you have for our city. Regular meeting times may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first Monday of every month, she takes appointments for  "Mondays with the Mayor" for extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 6  p.m.  

Please shedule an appointment to respect the time of those attending by calling 801-464-6757.