Byron Jorgenson has served as Chief Administrative Officer of Sandy for almost 31 years. He graduated from North Sanpete High School and completed his undergraduate studies at BYU, earning a BS in 1975. Just one year later, he received an MBA from the University of Utah in 1976.
He started his professional career in the Utah Legislative Auditor General’s Office and then moved to Salt Lake City, managing the audit process to increase efficiency and effectiveness within the government. While at Salt Lake City, Byron served as the executive assistant to the CAO and the Mayor.
In May 1986, Byron was hired as the Chief Administrative Officer of Sandy. In this role, he oversees the management of all departments within the city, is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of services to the citizens, and is the chief budget officer. Since he was appointed CAO in 1986, the population has grown from 54,000 to approximately 96,000. The neighborhoods have developed into safe and desirable areas to raise families, the business community has thrived, and the city is experiencing tremendous growth in the Cairns District.
Byron served on a variety of boards and committees, including as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Utah League of Cities and Towns, president of the Certified Internal Auditors Association in Utah, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District. He also served as a member of the executive board of the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the Sandy Rotary Club and served as President. Byron has helped organize and put together many hours of service for the good of our community. He and his wife, Marie, have five wonderful children and 17 grandchildren.
One of the best things about Byron is his friendly and outgoing personality.
It is a priority to him to get to know all employees at Sandy City and he goes out of his way to give them a high five and ask how they are doing. To our disappointment, Byron retired on March 3rd, after almost 31 years of service to Sandy. Byron’s position as CAO can be filled, but his spirit of sincerity and gratitude cannot be replaced.