Davis County's representation on the five-county Wasatch Front Regional Council will include two holdover members and some new faces.
Davis has been the only county out of the five that didn't have one of its county commissioners on the council, except for one commissioner who served on the council transportation committee.But that representative, former commissioner Dub Lawrence, left office this month.
Meeting as the Davis Council of Governments, the county's mayors and commissioners Wednesday re-appointed Bountiful Mayor Robert Linnell and Layton Mayor James Layton to the council, also adding new Commissioner Gerald Purdy.
Linnell and Layton asked for the reappointment, saying it has provedvaluable to their cities.
Mayor Blaine Nelson of Fruit Heights said he, too, found the experience of serving on the council valuable, but he has a possible conflict of interest. The accounting firm in which he is a partner is the auditing agency for the regional council, Nelson said.
With most of his interest in transportation issues that affect Fruit Heights, especially the future of U.S. 89, the Council of Governments members voted to put Nelson on the regional council's transportation subcommittee instead of on the full board.
The Council of Governments also voted to retain Sunset Mayor Norman Sant as its alternate delegate to the regional council and Clinton Mayor Steve Weller as alternate to the transportation committee.
The Wasatch Front Regional Council is made up of delegates from Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Tooele and Morgan counties and deals with multi-county issues, including the distribution of millions of dollars in federal highway construction funds.