The Central Wasatch Commission

The Central Wasatch Commission

Mountain Accord and The Central Wasatch Commission

As directed by the Mountain Accord Executive Board, The Central Wasatch Commission (CWC) is being considered by local governments. Upon approval, the CWC’s mission will be to implement the actions outlined in the Accord and will continue Mountain Accord’s tradition of public engagement, transparency and consensus building.

The Central Wasatch Commission (CWC) is being proposed as an interlocal agency and a political subdivision of the State of Utah. The CWC will formalize collaboration and streamline decision-making among the multiple jurisdictions with authorities in the Central Wasatch Mountains. The area of focus is between I-80 and the Salt Lake County line south of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Download and read a PDF about the CWC 

Mountain Accord / Central Wasatch Commission Transition Fact Sheet

The purpose of the CWC is to implement the Accord, signed in August 2015.

Specific objectives include:

  • engage the public, collaborate with stakeholders;
  • transportation solutions focused on transit, walking, biking;
  • visitor amenities, trails, and canyon stewardship; and
  • watershed protection.

A Stakeholders Council will also be formed as an advisory body to the CWC. Stakeholder Council Members will be appointed by the CWC.

Central Wasatch Commissioners

  • Salt Lake County
  • Salt Lake City
  • Sandy City
  • Cottonwood Heights
  • UDOT
  • Wasatch Back (Park City)

Stakeholders Council Members

28–35 representatives including:

  • USFS
  • Local governments
  • Environmental interests
  • Ski resorts
  • Recreation interests
  • Residents, landowners

The Stakeholders Council is where regular, public dialogue will occur on CWC objectives and projects. The Stakeholders Council will make recommendations to the CWC for implementation.


  • Powers granted by the Interlocal Cooperation Act
  • Enter contracts, hire staff
  • Collectively seek, hold, distribute funds

No Authorities

  • No authorities given up by partner entities
  • No regulatory authority
  • No authority over local land use/zoning
  • No authority to levy tax
  • No condemnation authority

Download a PDF of the Fact Sheet here.