Mark Hurst was reelected to the Board of Trustees of Sandy Suburban Improvement District in November, 2017. He previously served elected terms on the board, and as chairman of the board was instrumental in reshaping the District's leadership, management, and direction. He is proud of having been instrumental in bringing a lateral insurance program for constituents of the District.
Mark is a lifelong resident of Sandy and has been active in politics, government and community service for most of his adult life. He has served on Sandy's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) committee, many years as a Democratic voting district chairman and delegate, and has been active in school community groups and with the PTA. He currently volunteers with the Utah Coalition on Suicide Prevention and is secretary of the Jordan High School Alumni Association.
Education & Career
He is a 1965 graduate of Jordan High School, holds a 1973 bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, and an associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Salt Lake Community College. He is a Vietnam veteran, having served four years in the United States Air Force in England, the U.S. and a year at Bien Hoa Air Station in 1969-70. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vienna, Austria, and was employed by the LDS Church for 37 years in the Priesthood and Public Affairs Departments. He retired from LDS Church employment in 2012.
He has worked for the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Snowbird Corporation, and as a young man worked in retail grocery for several years. Mark lives in Historic Sandy, where he grew up, and is active in local community and church service. He plays the cello, studies politics and government, and enjoys music, travel, reading, cooking and activities with his large extended family.