Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 21, 2021
New year and new changes in Tooele County’s government

We made it through the election and hope you did too. Whether your candidates won or lost, we are all in this together. Let’s make the best of our county and our country.

It’s a new year and some new things are going on here in the Clerk’s Office. 

This year officially started the new form of government in Tooele County. Rather than three full-time county commissioners, we are now represented by five part-time Council seats, elected by district and an appointed county manager. Brittany Lopez has been appointed into a new role as interim county manager. We wish her luck and success in her new role. 

Meanwhile, the council has advertised for a full time county manager. This is a nationwide search and applications will be accepted until Feb. 5, 2021. Know a good applicant? Visit tooelecounty.applicantpro.com/jobs/ for more information and the application. 

With the new form of government, council meetings are a little bit different as well. The council will hold work sessions to go over documents, issues and prepare for action at the upcoming council meeting A lot of discussion goes on in these meetings as they work through the pros and cons of issues affecting the county. The regular council meetings will be held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. Work sessions will be held the second and fourth Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions, limited guests are welcome in person, there will still be Zoom links on the agenda and streaming via Facebook live. 

The last item we wanted everyone to be aware of is it’s time for the Tourism Tax Advisory Board grant applications. These funds are to be used for the promotion of recreation, tourism, film production, and conventions within Tooele County to increase tourism. 

For more information on this process and to apply please visit tooeleco.org/tooele-county-government/boards-and-committees/tourism-tax-advisory-board/

If you have any questions, please contact me at ttingey@tooeleco.org.

Tenille Tingey is the Tooele County Chief Deputy Clerk

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