Neighborhood News - Announcements - Press Releases

Feb 19, 2020

West Jordan Teens Paving the way for Future Football Players

The future of football may be changing, and that may be, in part, due to an all-girls tackle football league in Utah. This league is the only girls tackle-football league in the entire country and soon they could be a household name.


Feb 14, 2020

West Jordan Woman Gives One of the Greatest Gifts- Life.

Drea Richardson doesn’t call herself a hero but after hearing the sacrifices this military veteran, mother, and West Jordan resident has made— you may disagree with her.


Feb 13, 2020

Do You Know: Salt Storage and Use in West Jordan

The City of West Jordan uses two types of salt for snow removal: Type “C” (white) road salt and Redmond (a reddish in color) high-performance road salt.


Feb 12, 2020

West Jordan Crew Receives Award for Work on Wild West Jordan Playground

At first glance, you’d probably assume that the sign welcoming families to the Wild West Jordan Playground is made from wood. Maybe your next guess would be plastic or fiberglass, but that isn’t the answer either. This 7,000 lb. entrance sign is made from...


Jan 28, 2020

West Jordan Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment appoint new Members

The City of West Jordan is welcoming new members to its Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. The Planning Commission reviews, approves and/or recommends approval of land use applications within the City to ensure neighborhood livability and commercial vitality. The new members are as follows:


Jan 20, 2020

City of West Jordan Police Officer receives NAACP First Responder Award

Officer Kim Waelty, a 20-plus year law enforcement veteran, was presented the NAACP First Responder Award on Monday, January 20.

After completing a successful 20-year career in the West Valley City police department, Officer Waelty started to work with the West Jordan police department as a part-time background investigator. She then decided to jump back into policing full-time.


Jan 15, 2020

A Man of Many Hats

Mayor Dirk Burton prides himself in many things; his family, his job, and his ability to lift people’s spirits.

“I found that I feel better when people around me feel better,” said Mayor Burton.

This philosophy started when the Mayor spent some time in the hospital when he was 17-years-old. 


Dec 30, 2019

West Jordan to Swear-in Five Councilmembers, First Strong Mayor

West Jordan to Swear-in Five Councilmembers, First Strong Mayor


When:            Monday, January 6, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Where:          West Jordan City Hall – 8000 S. Redwood Rd.

Who:              Mayor-elect Dirk Burton and Councilmembers Chris McConnehey,
Kelvin Green, Melissa Worthen, Zach Jacob, and David Pack


2020 brings new leaders and a new form of government for the City of West Jordan. In 2017, residents voted to adopt a mayor-council form, or ‘strong mayor’ form of government. 

Newly-elected Mayor, Dirk Burton, supports the change saying he’s optimistic about the direction West Jordan is taking.

“As a Councilmember for four years, I’ve long recognized that residents are the city’s customer. That’s why one of the key campaign promises I made was to make our city more responsive the residents – a promise I can live up to as the first Mayor of West Jordan to manage city government on a day-to-day basis,” he said.

Dec 27, 2019

Guardian Angels Dressed in Neon Yellow

“No two streets are the same,” said Cindy Jacobsen. 

Jacobsen is the Crossing Guard Supervisor for West Jordan City. She knows a thing, or two, about crossing guards because she worked as one for a few decades. Today, she supervises close to 100 crossing guards in the city. Those 100 people help thousands of children get to and from school almost every weekday.


Nov 08, 2019

Statement Regarding Threat of School Violence in West Jordan, November 8, 2019

(WEST JORDAN, UT) – On Thursday, November 7, West Jordan Police Department became aware of a threat of school violence involving a student who attends school in the City of West Jordan. Detectives worked late into the night to identify the juvenile suspect. The suspect was located, interviewed and booked into a secure detention facility.

“We believe there is no remaining threat to students in any of our schools,” said Police Chief Ken Wallentine.


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West Jordan, UT 84088

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Mayor Dirk Burton

Councilmember Chris McConnehey (District 1)

Councilmember Melissa Worthen (District 2)

Councilmember Zach Jacob (District 3)

Councilmember David Pack (District 4)

Councilmember Chad Lamb (At Large)

Councilmember Kayleen Whitelock (At Large)

Councilmember Kelvin Green (At Large)

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