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Meet The Mayor among summertime events happening in West Jordan

Jul 01, 2022 11:46AM ● By Linda Steele

By Linda Steele | [email protected]

It’s summertime and West Jordan is hosting many fun events for the community besides the Western Stampede. One of the events was Meet the Mayor, Dirk Burton, at the West Jordan outdoor pool.

Burton was born and raised in Kearns. He moved to West Jordan, met his wife and they raised six children.

Burton became a Councilmember for West Jordan’s fourth district in 2016. Members of his community pushed him to run for mayor and with their support he became mayor of West Jordan in January 2020.

Burton was appointed to the Airport Advisory Board in 2020. He serves on the Chamber of Commerce, Utah State Electricians Licensing Board, Salt Lake County Council of Governments, Western Growth Coalition, Jordan River Commission and Association of Municipal Councils.

Even with his busy schedule of committee meetings and other responsibilities,, he promotes community involvement with local scout groups. He enjoys spending time with his family and touring West Jordan neighborhoods on his bike or Segway and getting to know the residents that he loves to serve.

Another new event, and additional opportunity to meet the mayor, was Bike with the Mayor, held June 18 at Ron Wood Park. The event was sponsored by the city’s Sustainability Committee. Bike riders took their bikes, helmets and water bottles to ride with the mayor. Kids decorated their bikes for the parade and rode along a designated route. Afterwards participants enjoyed refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the mayor.

Get ready for these summer events. “As a resident, you know that West Jordan is a city that was built on fantastic traditions,” said Burton.

Coming up in July, some events you can check out are the Women in Business Luncheon at The Gathering Place and the Work and Learn Lavender class at the Conservation Garden Park.

There are also online events, including Let’s Talk...Conversations on Race, Equity, & Belonging, Feng Shui Monthly Energy Shift Workshop, "Come Meet A Black Person" Anti-Racism Virtual Series, and Louise Bourgeois: Doodling and the Unconscious.

To find out more information about these events go to