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Current Term
January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2017.

Local History

Mayor Dave Sakrison has lived in Moab for the past 42 years, operating the popular Dave's Corner Market for the last 28. His wife, Melody, is a nurse for Drs. Kathy and Ken Williams and the couple has two children; a daughter, Chelsea Birdwell, who is married and living in Moab, and a son Kellen, living in Portland, Oregon.

Political History
Mayor Dave is a former city council member, having served two full terms and a partial term of another council member who moved out of the community. Mayor Sakrison's resume also includes three years on the Planning Commission and he is the city's representative to the Grand County Airport Board,  a Board member of the Utah League of Cities and Towns, Southeast Association of Governments and the Governor's Rural Partnership Board. 

Mayor Dave has represented the City of Moab on numerous boards and agencies, among them the Grand County Recreation Special Service District Board and the Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments, Mayor Dave has accumulated over 28 years experience in the city politics.

A lover of the community and canyon country, Dave Sakrison has been honored and humbled to be the Mayor of Moab.

Work as Mayor

Dave is an advocate for the citizens of Moab, whom he considers to be the most important asset to this vital community, enabling the wide spectrum of opinions to be represented. He will continue to build on relationships upstate with the Utah Legislature and fostering open communication with the county and other local, regional, and state entities.

Says Mayor Dave,"This is a remarkable community in a very remarkable and special place. While the landscape is beautiful, what makes Moab so special is the diversity of the residents who live, work and make Moab their home. I am honored to serve such a wonderful community."

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To reach the Mayor by telephone, please call 435-259-5121.

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