Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC)
Chair: Dr. Keith Koper
Vice Chair: Dr. Steve Bowman
Vice Chair: Jessica Chappell
Commission Members (defined in Utah Code 63C-6-101)
American Institute of Architects (AIA): Steven Bruemmer, Elliott Workgroup
American Public Works Association (APWA): M. Leon Berrett, Salt Lake County Public Works Department
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Peter McDonough
Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB): Evan Curtis
University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS): Dr. Keith Koper
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT): Joshua Sletten
Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM): Patrick Tomasino
Utah Division of Emergency Management (UDEM): Kris Hamlet
Utah Geological Survey (UGS): Dr. Steve Bowman (director's designee)
Utah Insurance Department: Kyle Becker (director's designee)
Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT): Roger Evans
Structural Engineers Association of Utah (SEAU): Jessica Chappell, Reaveley Engineers
and three individuals, appointed by the director of the Utah Division of Emergency Management, from earthquake-related organizations that have an interest in reducing earthquake-related loss in the state.
Dr. Divya Chandrasekhar (University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning)
Rhett Larson (Utah State Board of Education)
Ex-Officio Commission Members
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Sean McGowan
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): Chris DuRoss, Earthquake Hazards Program
Utah Division of Emergency Management (UDEM): Robert Carey and John Crofts
Utah Geological Survey (UGS): Emily Kleber and Adam Hiscock
UDEM: Taylorsville State Office Building, 4315 South 2700 West, Suite 2200, Taylorsville, Utah 84129-2128, 801-538-3400, https://dem.utah.gov.
UGS: 1594 West North Temple, P.O. Box 146100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6100, 801-537-3300, https://geology.utah.gov.
Geoscience (part of the UGS Utah Earthquake Working Groups)
The USSC meets quarterly at several locations in the Salt Lake Valley, with most meetings being held at the Utah State Capitol, Utah Senate Building, Kletting Room. Meeting announcements are posted in the news box shown on the USSC home page. The USSC invites citizen participation in its meetings and activities. If you wish to attend a meeting, recommend an topic for consideration, or participate on a committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.