Historic Committee

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Jim Kichas, Chair 


Jim is a life-long resident of Cottonwood Heights, and currently lives in his childhood home with his wife (Sarah) and daughter. He attended elementary school at Bella Vista, middle school at Butler Junior, and high school at Brighton High (class of 1998). He holds masters degrees in the Environmental Humanities (from the University of Utah) and Library and Information Sciences (from Drexel University). Jim has spent his entire professional career as an archivist at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. In his time at the State Archives, he has been responsible for preserving and providing access to the diverse historic records of Utah’s various governmental entities. Jim is certified as a professional archivist by the Academy of Certified Archivists and as a digital archives specialist by the Society of American Archivists. In 2017, he was appointed as the Assistant Director of the State Archives (a position he still holds today). Jim is detail oriented and enjoys the unexpected opportunities that often arise in collaboration with others. It is his belief that history is foundational to having a deep sense of place and community, and he looks forward to using his skills to help the citizens of Cottonwood Heights better understand and interact with the unique history of this shared place we call home.





Don J. Antczak, Member


Gayle Conger, Member

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Allen B. Ereksen, Member

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Melinda Hortin, Member

 Carol Woodside3  

Carol W. Woodside, Secretary

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Tali C. Bruce - City Council Liaison


Historic Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

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