Eric Ellis was hired as the Executive Director of the Utah Lake Commission in March of 2015. Eric comes to the Utah Lake Commission with a well-rounded mix of experience and education. He completed an ASc in Business Administration from Utah Valley University and a BA in Marketing Communications from Brigham Young University. After working for a few years in the marketing industry Mr. Ellis pursued a graduate degree in Public Administration from University of Utah emphasizing in local government management.
After completing his graduate studies and while interning with Salt Lake City’s budget management office, Mr. Ellis took a position working as Advisor to Utah’s Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell. In this capacity he really got to know the State of Utah and to learn about both the simple and the complex issues challenging communities and then see the innovative solutions generated by businesses and local leaders across the state.
Following his time with the Lt. Governor, Mr. Ellis was hired by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources within the Department of Natural Resources as the Policy Analyst to implement Governor Gary Herbert’s Conservation Plan for Greater Sage-grouse. In this role, he worked with Federal, State, and Local Government leaders. Mr. Ellis guided the policy aspect of the State’s immense sage-grouse conservation efforts over the last few years, by using the same innovative approach he had observed traveling throughout the State to approach this complex, unique and exciting challenge.
Like Sage-grouse, Utah Lake has a great deal of value and potential. Mr. Ellis is both honored and excited to face the challenge of improving the quality of the lake and its shores. This will require a great deal of collaboration with the surrounding communities, businesses and local, county and state leaders to get needed projects and improvements on the ground. Over the next few years we expect to see great progress on the lake’s trail system, improvements to the many access points, marinas and beaches as well as increased water quality and even more recreational opportunities.
Executive Director, Utah Lake Commission
51 South University Ave, Suite 109
Provo, UT 84601
Office: (801) 851-2900