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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

David Zook

County Executive
Cache County

David Zook was elected last year as Cache County Executive. In that role, David is the CEO of Cache County, serving in a role analogous to that of County Mayor. David’s background includes 25 years of experience at the county and city levels, including 9 years as a City Manager and 16 years in county government, where he has served in multiple roles, including in economic development, law enforcement, as Communications Director, Chief of Staff and now County Executive. David has also served in other roles in the community, including as Chairman of the Cache Chamber of Commerce, as the founding Chairman of the Cache Valley Economic Development Alliance, and for 7 years as a planning commissioner. David earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from SUU, where he has also served as a professor of public administration. David holds graduate and undergraduate certificates in economic development and earned the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation from the International City & County Management Association.


Cache County’s Housing Affordability Task Force »

2022 Fall Conference, September 8, 2022 2:30 pm

In April of this year, Cache County Executive David Zook launched a countywide task force to address the issue of housing affordability in the Cache Valley. As in much of the rest of the state, rapidly increasing costs were making housing unaffordable for the majority of the area’s residents. What were the causes, and what might be done about it? The task force was comprised of a broad cross-section of valley political and business leaders, subject experts and academics, and planners. The group identified several key issues of concern and divided into working groups to address them. The results were reported at the Cache Valley Summit at the end of June. Three main issues were focused on, which Cache leaders say they will now work on to help with future housing affordability. The process used in Cache County will serve as somewhat of a model for a series of land use issues workshops to be held around the state during the next year, funded by the state legislature. In this session, David Zook will describe the Cache task force process, and the conclusions about what to do that were reached.

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