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Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling Honors Sabrina Petersen

Apr 07, 2016 12:43PM ● By Carol Hendrycks

By Carol Hendrycks | [email protected]

Cottonwood - Holladay - For the past several years, Holladay City Councilwoman Sabrina Petersen has made significant contributions to the city. Recently a local organization honored her for her efforts.

Petersen was presented an award for her diligence and appreciation for serving on this board for the past four years. Councilmember Steve Gunn has replaced Petersen and is working hard to fill her shoes.

“I appreciate Sabrina’s feisty spirit and good humor in tackling the many challenges that came with creating WFWRD,” Pam Roberts, executive director of Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District said.

In 2012, Petersen, of District 1, was appointed by the Holladay City Council to serve on the WFWRD board. At that time the board and the county council had been evaluating the district becoming its own organization and transferring all assets and employees from the county to the district, giving the board the majority of the governing authority for the district organization. When the county and the board gave the go ahead, staff ramped up the processes of securing the avenues to manage all administrative functions in house shifting general ledger, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, new billing for customers and managing bank accounts.

In 2013, Petersen was elected board vice chair and served as board chair in 2014. She was instrumental in providing the much needed support to the board as they tackled the many challenges all these new functions brought with them. She was also supportive as to Pam Robert’s role, which shifted from serving as sanitation division director to the executive director/CEO/CAO for the district. She was a strong advocate for Holladay residents and residents throughout district while providing the much needed support and advocacy.