AT HOME IN WEBER
The Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce proudly supports and serves the citizens and businesses of Weber County and exists to create an environment of prosperity. We provide resources and opportunities that promote business, educational, civic, and cultural well-being of our county.
Weber County is economically sound. In large part, it’s due to strong leadership made up of business owners and leaders, government officials, educators, healthcare workers and citizens who realize that we all share in creating a successful and cohesive community.
Whether you are an employee working at a Weber business, a resident who uses and supports local businesses, or a business looking to relocate here, Weber County has the offerings to satisfy your needs. We have a solid business infrastructure, safe streets, incredible education systems, unique cultural opportunities and wonderful local communities. All of these things together make Weber an ideal place to work or start a business, raise a family and retire.
Being President and CEO of the Ogden-Weber Chamber is one of the greatest opportunities of my career. I grew up in Weber County, took my first job here, and now call it home together with my parents, wife and adult children. I choose to call Weber home because it’s diverse, thriving, beautiful, has just the right amount of country and city vibe, and provides my family with the things I find most valuable in a community.
Weber County has an exciting story to share, a story that includes every resident, visitor and employee. We work, serve and play together and build one another up so that we can all enjoy this amazing place. Whether you call Weber home now or are exploring it for the first time, we hope you’ll find and experience the riches that are found here. Feeling at home in Weber.
President & CEO
Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce
THE CITIES OF WEBER COUNTY
Each of the county’s 15 cities offers a unique lifestyle and a unique identity, but they all share pride in their heritage and excitement for the future. Whichever city you select, it will quickly feel like home.
Mayor: Ken Phippen
Farr West is located on the north edge of Weber County with the Interstate 15 freeway corridor running conveniently through the middle of the city. Formerly part of Harrisville, the city was renamed Farr West in 1890 after Lorin Farr, a leader in the local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The city hosts an annual Freedom Festival to celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade, fireworks and other events.
Mayor: Michelle Tait
Harrisville is located two miles northwest of downtown Ogden. Its first house was built in 1850. City amenities include a fishing pond that is stocked with rainbow trout and a splash pad open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Harrisville annually celebrates Heritage Days in early August. A unique perk of living in Harrisville is the ability to rent the Bowery, a large park pavilion, and the Martin Henderson Harrison Bicentennial Cabin, a historic multi-purpose and recreational building.
Mayor: Richard Sorensen
Huntsville was founded in 1860 by Jefferson Hunt and is one of three small communities comprising what is known as the Ogden Valley. It is the only incorporated town of the three; the other two communities are Eden and Liberty. Huntsville is located 12 miles east of Ogden City up Ogden Canyon at an elevation of just under 5,000 feet. At the southwest end of the valley, a shimmering man-made lake named Pineview Reservoir forms a mirror for the mountains above.
Mayor: Dale R. Fowers
Hooper is situated on the delta of the Weber River, the center of the town being 3 miles east of the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Hooper prides itself on maintaining a “rural feel” and has plenty of narrow roads, large lots, night skies unobstructed by lighting and a strong sense of history.
Mayor: Scott Van Leeuwen
Known as Utah’s Open Space City, Marriott-Slaterville is located west of Ogden and is made up of a generous amount of farmland and occasional small subdivisions. However, residents are still close to Interstate 15, Utah’s major north-south transportation corridor, which runs through the city. Marriott-Slaterville was incorporated in July of 1999, merging the formerly unincorporated communities of Marriott and Slaterville. The area was settled in the 1850s.
Mayor: S. Neal Berube
North Ogden rests at the base of Ben Lomond Peak, a prominent mountain on the Wasatch Front. Residents have easy access to North Ogden Canyon and Ogden Valley. Since it was officially proclaimed a city in 1950, North Ogden’s city council members and residents have actively pursued the goals of encouraging family-oriented living. Municipal buildings and facilities have been constructed and improved including a library, swimming pool, parks, senior center, museum and nature trails.
Mayor: Mike Caldwell
Ogden is the capital of Weber and is the major metropolitan city located in the northern Wasatch Front. Nestled agains the Wasatch mountains, Ogden City provides a unique blend of urban living and outdoor recreation – a true mountain-to-metro experience. The city offers access to all the advantages of a major metropolitan area while maintaining an affordable cost of living, high quality of life and unparalleled access to the outdoors. It is also home to Weber State University.
Mayor: Jon Beesley
Plain City offers a serene lifestyle that promotes community accord simple entertainment and close family relations. The most anticipated event of the year is the city’s Forth of July Celebration, but Plain City holds numerous other festivals and offers a variety of fun activities through the year. Citizens enjoy pulling together for a good cause and helping one another; each year, an organized event designed to provide community service is held.
Mayor: Leonard Call
Pleasant View lies on the northern edge of Weber County at the base of Ben Lomond Mountain. The city enjoys beautiful mountain views, with many portions of the city overlooking the northern portion of the Salt Lake Valley. The town was named by Wilford Cragun, the first child born to pioneers who settled the area in the 1850s. It is said that Cragun looked over the community and remarked that it has a “pleasant view.” Each year in June, Pleasant View celebrates Founder’s Day.
Mayor: Braden Mitchell
Riverdale is located in southern Weber County with its southern border adjacent to Hill Air Force Base and much of its western border running along the Interstate 15 corridor. the city’s amenities include its community center, which includes an exercise area and full-size gym as well as meeting rooms; a splash pad in Riverdale Park; and the Riverdale Weber River Parkway Trail, a popular location for recreation. The city is considered one of the primary shopping districts in the county and is also home to the historic Motor-Vu drive-in movie theater.
Mayor: Robert Dandoy
Roy, one of the countries largest cities, is considered a suburb of Ogden and is situated just west of the northern area of Hill Air Force Base. The base is easily accessed from Roy via State Route 97, a major transportation artery running through the city. Roy is also home to a FrontRunner commuter rail station providing easy access to areas all along the Wasatch Front. Residents enjoy the Roy City Recreation Complex, which includes a swimming pool, basketball courts, a weight room and an indoor track, as well as the outdoor Roy Aquatic Center.
Mayor: Russell L. Porter
Modern historical development of South Ogden as a suburban community was spurred by FHA-approved housing in 1949 and its easy access to major employment centers including Hill Air Force Base and Ogden City. Commercial development grew as well, with many of the current businesses locating in the city’s major business district after 1960. Large areas in the city’s southwest section were later annexed into the city and another large business district was created there. The city has close proximity to Ogden City and major transportation routes.
Mayor: Gordon Cutler
Uintah in Weber County is located at the mouth of Weber Canyon five miles south of Ogden. It is bordered by the Weber River on the south and west and the Wasatch Mountains on the east. The town largely serve as a bedroom community for Ogden and Salt Lake City. With help from the community, a Boy Scot troop organized in 1923 built the big block letter “U” on the mountain east of town. It is a tradition for the town to turn out each spring on “U-Day” to whitewash the “U.”
Mayor: Mark C. Allen
Ideally located between two of Utah’s largest population centers — Salt Lake City and Ogden — Washington Terrace has all the advantages of a smaller community in close proximity to the goods, services, educational, professional and cultural opportunities of larger metropolitan areas. Established in the 1940s as a place for military servicemen to bring their families, Washington Terrace quickly grew into a full-service city. Many stayed due to the city’s ideal location and beauty, and Washington Terrace continued to grow and expand into the city it is today.
Mayor: Rob Vanderwood
In 1991, the two unincorporated communities pf Kanesville and Wilson were combined to create the new city of West Haven. The city is located in southern Weber County, and the confluence of the Weber and Ogden rivers is located in its northeastern section. Serving as a hub of activity is the 40-acre West Haven City Park where activities include rodeos, riding club practices, playground areas and sporting events including baseball, soccer and football. The city is also home to the West Haven River Parkway Trail, a multi-use, non-motorized recreational trail.
WEBER COUNTY & UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES
Weber County is governed by the Weber County Commission. Currently, the commission’s three elected members are James H. “Jim” Harvey, Gage Froerer and Sharon Bolos. In this form of government, the commissioners fulfill both legislative and administrative functions. The commissioners develop policies for the county, then work to carry out those policies. Several communities within Weber County are unincorporated, meaning services such as policing are provided by the county. While often small from a population standpoint and farther away from the center of activity, these communities can offer impressive amenities. Weber County’s unincorporated areas are Eden, Liberty, Nordic Valley, Reese, Taylor, Warren and West Weber.