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Scott Osborne recognized for his service by City Council

Mar 16, 2020 02:40PM ● By Susan Palmer

Award presented to Scott Osborne by Mayor Dawn Ramsey for Service on Water Conservancy District

By Susan Palmer | [email protected]

At the City Council Meeting on Feb. 4, Scott Osborne was recognized for his eight years of service to the city of South Jordan serving on the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Board.

Osborne also served as SoJo mayor of from 2012 to 2013. He has been a strong advocate for SoJo on the Conservancy Board. The original intent of that board was to have the mayors represent the cities.  However,  former Mayor Dave Alvord was not able to take that seat, so Osborne continued service on that board for a term of eight years.  The terms are now four years on the board. The SoJo City Council nominated current Mayor Dawn Ramsey to replace Osborne on the board as this end of this current four-year cycle.

Going forward, city leaders will implement new water conservancy plans to save water so the city will not have water shortage issues leading to rationing.

“I appreciated the opportunity that was afforded to me to understand the complexity of water,” Osborne said. “Each of us today in this valley are the beneficiaries of individuals that had enough vision for looking 40, 60, 80 and 100 years into the future. If they would not have done certain things, we would be in peril with our water supply today.”

Steps that have been taken, under the guidance of JVWCD with the input from Osborne, that have kept the supply of water steady. The pricing of the water has only increased slightly in spite of the large population growth SoJo has experienced.

Osborne was recognized for his service as Ramsey presented him with an award for his outstanding service to the community of South Jordan.