Mayor & City Council

The City Council consists of the Mayor and five Council members who are all elected at large. The Mayor and Council members serve staggered four-year terms on a part-time basis. Although the Mayor leads the City Council, this position votes only in the event of a tie. Santa Clara City has a Manager/Council form of government which allows for a full time City Manager and part time Mayor. Elections in Santa Clara City are non-partisan.

Regular City Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Meetings begin at 5:00 pm and are held in the City Council Chambers of the Santa Clara Town Hall located at 2603 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara, UT  84765.

To view the actual meeting schedule check the City Meeting Calendar.  To View the Agendas and Minutes for upcoming or recent City Council meetings, visit the Agendas and Minutes page.

Santa Clara City Mission Statement

The mission of Santa Clara City, Utah is to provide progressive, service oriented, responsible government consistent with the community's values and priorities. This mission is accomplished by encouraging citizen participation; preserving the City's fiscal stability; producing effective and efficient government services; managing the City's resources; planning for the future; and representing citizens needs and desires to other levels of government.

Santa Clara City Vision

Santa Clara City – your municipal organization working to provide a better quality of life through efficient service and dedicated employees. Our goal is to lead Santa Clara well into the 21st century by professional, innovative, progressive and responsible service.


City Council Members

Rick Rosenberg - Mayor 435-628-7139
Herb Basso - City Council 435-673-3945
David Whitehead - City Council 435-632-2900
Mary Jo Hafen - City Council 435-674-7234
Jerry Amundsen - City Council 435-674-9615
Kenneth Sizemore - City Council 435-673-0824






Election Candidates

Wally Ritchie

My name is Wally Ritchie and I am running for City Council. I was born and raised in Southern California and lived in Southern Utah for 17 years. My family and I have lived in Santa Clara for the past 10 years. During this time, our children have attended Santa Clara and Arrowhead Elementary, Lava Ridge, Snow Canyon Middle, and Snow Canyon High Schools. We are active in the community, schools, and church.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a MBA in Finance and Leadership. I have previously worked for Santa Clara City as the Finance Director and City Manager and currently employed as the Finance Director for Ivins City. I also spend time as an Assistant Coach for the Snow Canyon HS baseball team.

Santa Clara is a wonderful city with a great history. It is a fantastic community for raising a family. I would like to serve on the City Council and help shape the future of Santa Clara while maintaining the feel and atmosphere of the place we call home.


Jarett Waite

City of Residence: Santa Clara
Years of Residence: 9
Age: 35
Occupation: Entrepreneur
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Jarett Waite grew up in a small rural town in Southern Idaho. He graduated from BYU in 2005 with a degree in business management. Soon after, he married his wife, Jenna, and they moved to Santa Clara to begin managing her family’s business – Laser Mania Family Fun Center. They later purchased it and have worked hard to improve the business every year.  Jarett and his wife are the proud parents of four children.

Jarett currently serves on the St. George Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He is also the executive director of the Dixie Power Kite Festival and has served on the festival’s planning committee for eight years. He’s a Dixie Sunshiner and has served as a youth and scout leader for over 10 years.

As a small business owner, Jarett understands the importance of being fiscally responsible, while at the same time constantly improving. He holds conservative values and feels his well-balanced approach to issues will make him a trusted representative of the community.

Jarett is concerned about future energy costs in Santa Clara, potential tax and fee increases, the city’s debt load, and how the community will be shaped as commercial development begins on Rachel Drive.


Additional Areas of Interest