SALT LAKE CITY -- A West Valley City councilman has been named the first chairman of the commission tasked with preserving the Jordan River.
Corey Rushton was named to head the fledgling organization. The commission was formed last summer to shepherd development, planning efforts and property acquisition along the river that winds through three counties.
The goal is to transform the waterway into a scenic, recreational centerpiece with biking trails, boat launches and riverside attractions.
In a news release, Rushton says the commission will help municipalities develop the river to its full potential while preserving the urban resource.