August 2022

Mayor’s Message – August 2022

What a wonderful summer we are having! As I ride through your neighborhoods, I often see children out playing in yards, driveways, and streets. It is a thrill for me to hear their laughter with their friends. But it also serves as a reminder to pay close attention as a driver.

As we prepare to send our little ones back to school, let’s not forget how this impacts all of us. Back to school serves as a great reminder about watching for children crossing streets and following instructions given by crossing guards.

I’ve spoken with our West Jordan crossing guards about a few pointers to keep all of us safe this school year.

  • Drivers should plan for extra time. The flashing lights in school zones will be on during the morning commute.
  • Avoid making a U-turn or changing lanes when you’re in a school zone.
  • If your children plan on walking to school, walk the route with them in advance. Point out some areas where they’ll likely see more traffic. It’s just as important they keep themselves safe as well.

I trust we’ll have a great school year because we have great students, parents, educators, crossing guards, and school enforcement officers. I appreciate all of you.

If you’re interested in becoming a crossing guard, we are hiring! Visit to apply. Both full-time and part-time crossing guard positions are open.

By the way, next month you’ll see a few changes when it comes to the city’s newsletter. The City of West Jordan is going digital, offering our ‘What’s Up West Jordan’ newsletter bi-monthly through email. Keep an eye on the city’s website,, for more details.


Mayor Dirk Burton

aerial view of West Jordan neighborhood