Councilmember Marsha Vawdrey
Contact: Councilmember Marsha Vawdrey
As a third generation Draper resident, Marsha chose early on to become actively involved in the Draper community through many different roles. Marsha has served on the Willow Neighborhood Group, Historical Park Fundraising Committee, Draper Community Foundation, Draper Days Committee, S.L. County Fair Board, Save Corner Canyon PAC, Planning Commission and in many other capacities.
Marsha and her husband Doug served as the organizers of the Draper Days Rodeo for seven years. Under their leadership the rodeo grew from a small event to a “standing room only” crowd. It was hard work and dedication that resulted in this event becoming so popular. Their work on the Draper Days Rodeo is one of the Vawdrey family’s favorite memories and attending the rodeo every summer has become a Vawdrey family tradition.
When the water company made plans to develop Corner Canyon, Marsha got involved. Continuing her legacy of service, she became an organizing member of the citizens group “Save Corner Canyon” which rallied the support of the Draper community to pass a bond. These efforts allowed the City to purchase over 1000 acres of Corner Canyon property and place it in a perpetual conservation easement.
Marsha also served for eight years on the Draper City Planning Commission where her reputation was one of objectivity and fairness. For the past six years, Marsha has served diligently on the Draper City Council where she has twice been elected to be the Mayor Pro Tempore by her fellow council members.
She currently serves as the city council liaison to the Draper Community Foundation, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Commission. She is also the Redevelopment Agency vice chair.
Marsha and Doug enjoy traveling and are successful small business owners. Marsha’s role with the business focuses on management and finances. Her background has prepared her to be fiscally responsible and taught her how to make wise decisions while balancing a budget. Her perspective as a small business owner makes her uniquely qualified to make decisions related to smart growth, economic development and limiting government overreach. The Vawdreys raised their four daughters in Draper and are the grandparents of 13. Marsha loves Draper and is committed to the Draper community.
Term expires January 2024