The Tooele County Council selected new leadership during their first meeting of the new year.
Jared Hamner was elected as the County Council Chairman. Scott Wardle was elected as the vice chairman.
Both leadership elections were by unanimous vote.
Hamner and Wardle were elected to the Tooele County Council in November 2020,as part of the first Tooele County Council.
Tom Tripp has been the County Council Chairman. He previously served as the County Commission chairman. Hamner served as the County Council vice chair during 2021.
Hamner is the executive director of the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to that, he worked for West Ridge Ridge Academy, a treatment facility for struggling teens in West Jordan, for 16 years. Raised on a “small” 350-acre farm in Shelby County, Indiana, Hamner lives in Stansbury Park.
Wardle is the former chairman of the Tooele City Council. He left the Tooele County Council after 15 years of service when he was elected to the Tooele County Council.
In 1993, Wardle started to work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he is still employed. He has taught seminary and institute for 28 years.
Along with new leaders, the Tooele County Council also adopted a new meeting schedule for 2022.
The County Council’s published regular meeting schedule will include meetings on the first and third Tuesdays, except in November when their second meeting of the month will be on the fourth Tuesday.
They will start their meetings with a work session at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at approximately 7 p.m. Special meetings may be called between regular meetings if needed and proper public notice given.