Mayor, Salt Lake City, 2008-2016
Ralph Becker has been Mayor of Salt Lake City since 2008. For 11 years he served in the Utah House of Representatives, including five years as Democratic Leader. Ralph’s work has included serving as the State Planning Coordinator and Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget under Governor Matheson. In 1985, he co-founded Bear West, an environmental, planning and policy consulting firm. He graduated from and now teaches courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah in environmental planning, policy and law, environmental assessment, public involvement, and public lands.