OGDEN — Mayor Matthew Godfrey will become president of a start-up consulting firm after he leaves office Tuesday.
Godfrey said he and a partner, whom he declined to identify, have formed American Municipal Consultants, which will have offices near 40th Street and Harrison Boulevard.
The company will specialize in economic development, job creation and crime reduction services for clients in the public and private sectors, Godfrey said.
American Municipal Consultants will also look to purchase other consulting firms.
Godfrey, 41, said he is excited about American Municipal Consultants because it will give him a chance to practice the skills he developed while serving 12 years as
“I enjoyed making a difference,” he said. “If I can do that for other communities, it will be very rewarding.”
Godfrey said he will initially be the company’s only employee, but noted other consultants will be hired.
Godfrey said, and former Police Chief Jon Greiner confirmed, the two have not been in touch about Greiner joining the new company. However, Godfrey did say he would be interested in talking with Greiner about joining American Municipal Consultants to assist with crime reduction services.
Godfrey said initially his responsibility will be building American Municipal Consultants’ business in Utah. He added the company already has several clients, but declined to elaborate.