Marilyn Richards

I love calling West Jordan my home. 

I also enjoy advising students, reading, skiing, hiking, gardening, and spending time with my children and grandchildren.


Phone: 801-251-6231

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Meet Marilyn

I come from a family that taught me that being part of a community means to be friendly, inclusive, and service-oriented. Additionally, they emphasized education and hard work.  When my husband and I moved to West Jordan City 40 years ago to raise our family, I quickly got involved within the school and community to help ensure that children and families within our neighborhood would have opportunities to learn, grow, work and flourish within our city.

I have served in children, youth and women’s organizations for over 40 years, believing that one person can make a difference as they help others recognize the power within them to individually and collectively affect positive change in their community and world.

While serving as a parent on the school community council, I helped gather books, supplies and other needed materials for students and teachers to support education and learning during the tragic fire at Oquirrh Elementary in 1995.

I have actively participated in the Utah Coalition Against Pornography (UCAP), to help educate individuals and families about the resources available for prevention, recovery and advocacy as they combat the effects of pornography.

I have served as a long-time volunteer for Primary Children’s Medical Center during their annual “Pennies by the Inch” campaign to help raise funds for children undergoing challenging health and medical issues.

I have actively pursued education, receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Human Development and Family Studies, researching ways to support minority children and families, and a master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University, gaining expertise on issues of public governance and policy management and implementation. 

West Jordan is a great city to call home. Please help me create a legacy of service and inclusion in our community where businesses thrive, neighborhoods are safe and communities are strengthened through collective effort.

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