Council Member

  1. James Wingate

    James Wingate

    Phone: (801) 673-9047

Biography


James Wingate lives with his family in the Spring View Farms neighborhood. Before moving to Bluffdale in 2012, the Wingates lived in Lehi for 7 years, and before that in West Jordan for 4 years, and Taylorsville for 3 years. James was born and raised in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City. He graduated from West High School, the University of Utah (BA, Geography) and Brigham Young University (MPA, Public Administration). 
 
Experience
Before starting his term on the Bluffdale City Council in 2016, James served on the Planning & Zoning Commission and helped with the city's emergency plan as the section leader in the northern portion of Spring View Farms (Section 12). He previously served as a volunteer leader for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts for 10+ years in Bluffdale, Lehi, West Jordan and Taylorsville.

Employment
James is employed by Blue Stakes of Utah, the organization to "call 811 before you dig" to get underground utility lines located and marked prior to excavation. As VP of Operations, he works with utility company personnel, excavation contractors, city & county staff, and homeowners to promote safe excavation and protect Utah's utility infrastructure. He considers himself a map nerd and enjoys using digital mapping technology (GIS - geographic information systems) to help analyze problems and make decisions.
During his campaign for City Council, James created the web site www.BluffdaleMatters.com. He continues to maintain that site and also distributes an email newsletter to residents to communicate information that he deems important. He welcomes feedback from citizens, both positive and negative, about any and all issues in the city.

Personal Interests
James' interests include: family, geography, politics, basketball, Scouting, college football, choral music, hiking, rockhounding, wandering in rural areas and taking the back roads. He has a personal goal to drive on every highway and visit every city/community in Utah. Ask to see his progress map and he'll help cure your insomnia!

James and his wife, Sherrie, are the proud parents of four children ages 4 to 16. They love Bluffdale City, its people, its land and its history. The Wingates are happy to call Bluffdale home!