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Mr. Garth B. Day

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Employment History

  • Community Development Director
    Box Elder County
  • Executive Director
    Box Elder County
  • Director of CDD
    Box Elder County
  • Director of Economic Development
    Morgan County
  • Council Administrator
    Morgan County
  • Administrator
    The Morgan County Council
  • Administrator
    County Council
  • Director of CDD
    Box Elder County

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , political science and urban planning
    Weber State University
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Web References
County Council Administrator, ..., 21 Feb 2010 [cached]
County Council Administrator, Garth Day's time in the military must have taught him this lesson. Strong organizational skills are needed when you are in a job that reports to seven different people as does the County Council Administrator.
Day brings to Morgan County a wealth of life experience. He is originally from Layton and South Weber. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Navy. He served aboard nuclear submarines as a navigator for four years.
He tells of one experience aboard a submarine at the end of the cold war...His submarine was stationed only twelve miles off shore from the Soviet Union, monitoring events, as the Soviet Union began to come apart and the leadership was in question. He talks about this as a period of great stress because the future was uncertain and control of the country and its strategic assets were in question. As he faces the challenges of the county he says "I use that experience to keep things in perspective for me when it gets stressful here".
After leaving the military he moved to Ogden to attend Weber State and earned a Bachelor's degree in political science and urban planning. He then entered politics. He worked for the cities of South Ogden and North Ogden. He then ran for, and was elected to, the City Council of Ogden where he served in office for four years.
At the end of his term on the Ogden City Council, he went to work for Box Elder County as the Community and Economic Development Director. Box Elder County in 1999 was an interesting place. When Day began working for the county, the only large employer was Thiokol. If something were to happen to Thiokol, there was great risk to the strength of the county.
Day went to work to solve this problem and bring more and different companies to the county. His results included bringing in Malt-o-Meal, West Liberty Food, Tarter Gates, and a new Nucor plant. He also sewed the seeds for the later results with Proctor and Gamble.
About this achievement in Box Elder, he says, "I think that we did a really good job of accomplishing our goal of diversifying, and I think the fruits of that may not have been fully recognized until now as Thiokol goes through some major reorganizing and downsizing. There's going to be more opportunities for the people up there."
This experience and success will serve him well as he tackles similar challenges in Morgan County. When the Morgan County Council extended the offer to work for the county, Day was working for Cache County as the Development Services Director.
He now lives north of Brigham City. He is married and has three teenage children in school there.
He loves it in Morgan. His grandfather operated a farm in Morgan as he was growing up, and he has relatives in the valley. He commented on what a great thing it is that Morgan residents are so passionate about their county and its direction because they care so much about it. He sees the beauty of the valley and believes in the council's stated goal to protect this beauty.
Day is excited about the great opportunities for the county. In his view, the expansion from Snow Basin and the Ravala development create greater opportunities for the county to become a tourist destination in the coming years.
He sees great opportunities that economic development can bring.
Day sees road maintenance as one of the key issues coming up on the council agenda in the near future.
Mountain Green and Morgan City are complimentary growth centers, according to Day. Morgan will likely see growth, and therefore jobs, in the industrial park. Mountain Green will likely see increases in retail and tourism. In his view, opportunity exists to provide better recreation activities with the river, East Canyon and Lost Creek.
About the interaction he has with the county council he comments, "I think … the general public doesn't necessarily realize how hard these council people work for the residents of the county.
His comfort in working for many different individuals, dealing with the variety of issues on his plate, and his ability to take and act on public feedback will serve Day well as he works for the county in his position as County Council Administrator.
Economic Review -- Economic Development News from EDCUtah, 23 Sept 2008 [cached]
Several organizations have relatively new economic development leadership, including Tim Tingey at Murray City, Bob Farrington, at Salt Lake City, and Garth Day, at Morgan County.
Garth Day, Morgan County Economic Development Director
Garth Day, director of economic development for Morgan County Garth Day, who in July took on a newly created position as economic development director at Morgan County, is also a seasoned economic development veteran.
Having lead economic development efforts in Box Elder County for the last 10 years, Day served an integral in role in the location and development of an agribusiness and industrial park, which is now sold out and full, the location of Nucor Steel's new plant in Brigham City and economic development efforts involving Malt-O-Meal, West Liberty Foods and Tarter Gates.
Day describes his new role as Morgan County's first shot at being aggressive in the economic development front. The county has lots of potential for both economic development and retail, he says. Among the efforts on his agenda, Day will be busy helping to develop an entrepreneurial center in which the county is partnering with the Davis Applied Technology Center and the State of Utah, and planning for development of a light industrial park.
"I've had a wonderful experience working with EDCUtah, especially in its support of rural communities, and hope can continue that relationship at Morgan County," he says.
An Ogden native, Day holds a bachelor's degree in political science and urban planning from Weber State University. Before joining Box Elder County, he worked in economic development for Pleasant View City and Perry City.
County Economic Development, 29 Jan 2002 [cached]
Executive Director: Garth Day • Project Coordinator: Susan Thackeray
Box Elder County Economic Development - Newsletter, 6 Jan 2010 [cached]
Garth Day is our Director of CDD, Susan Thackeray is Project Coordinator for Economic Development, Beth Gurrister is the Tourism Chair and the Affordable Housing Chair, with Ed Tugaw as our Housing Chair.
Garth Day, Community Development Director
Board of Directors, 9 Aug 2003 [cached]
Garth Day Director Box Elder Economic Development (435) 734-2634
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