New Davis County Commissioner Gerald Purdy was elected to another new position Thursday, when he was elected chairman of the Wasatch Front Regional Council. Purdy, former mayor of Kaysville, was elected a county commissioner in November and sworn in three weeks ago.

Vice chairman of the regional council is South Jordan Mayor Charles Hoffman. The council is a five-county coordinating council, with mayors and county commissioners from Salt Lake, Tooele, Weber, Davis and Morgan counties meeting monthly to discuss issues of common interest.