Tuesday, July 12, 2022

New Executive Director for the Council

At the Council Meeting on July 12, 2022, the Provo Municipal Council appointed Justin Harrison as the new Executive Director. Council Chair Travis Hoban said, "I'm excited to endorse Justin for this role and we look forward to working with him."

Justin Harrison was born and raised in Southern Nevada. He has been a public policy professional and lobbyist for more than ten years. Previously, he was a principal management analyst for Clark County, Nevada, where he directed policy initiatives and projects for the County Commission and County Manager. Before that, Harrison served as Director of Government Affairs for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, where he led lobbying efforts on behalf of business interests at the local level. He also served as Executive Director of the Nevada Assembly Republican Caucus and worked at the federal level on the staff of a member of Congress.

Harrison holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is an active member of his community, having served on local boards and volunteering with non-profit organizations, including the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni Association Board of Directors and Liberal Arts Alumni Board, Clark County Water Reclamation District Wastewater Rates and Charges Citizens Committee, Southern Nevada Water Authority Advisory Committee for Groundwater Management, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada Regional Project Coordination Committee, Southern Nevada Health District Community Health Improvement Plan Committee, College of Southern Nevada Institutional Advisory Committee, Boy Scouts of America, and the Red Cross.

Harrison's employment begins August 15, 2022. 

Executive Director
The Executive Director is appointed by Council to serve as its liaison to the Mayor and city administration, the public, and the media and to coordinate Council legislative, budget, and oversight responsibilities. The Executive Director is a full-time position and works under the direction of the Chair. A list of specific duties is found in the Provo City Council Rules and Handbook.

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