COVID-19: In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is limiting person-to-person contact and will close our offices to the public starting on April 3. Please contact DEQ here to conduct business.

Water Quality Board Members

As a result of legislation passed during the 2012 General Session of the Utah Legislature, changes were made to the make-up of the Utah Water Quality Board (Title 19, Chapter 5, Section 103). These changes may be found on the Legislatures site. These changes took effect on March 1, 2013.

Concerns or comments about the Board members may be directed to Erica Gaddis, Director of the Division of Water Quality, who is Executive Secretary to the Water Quality Board.

Jennifer M. Grant, Chair

4700 Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Manufacturing Industry
IndependentFirst Appointed: 03/01/2013
Term Ends: 06/21/2021

Steven K. Earley

210 N. 400 E.
Centerville, UT 84014
Non-Government Organization
RepublicanFirst Appointed: 5/20/2015
Term Ends: 3/01/2023

Gregg Alan Galecki, Vice Chair

PO Box 203
Fairview, UT 84629
Mineral Industry
RepublicanFirst Appointed: 03/01/2013
Term Ends: 06/21/2021

Brandon Gordon

40 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Non-Federal Government
First Appointed: 5/15/2019
Term Ends: 5/1/2023

Michael Luers

2800 Homestead Road
Park City, UT 84098
Special Service Dist.
First Appointed: 5/20/2015
Term Ends: 3/01/2023

Scott Baird

Department of Environmental Quality
195 North 1950 West
P.O. Box 144810
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810
Interim Executive Director
Department of Environmental Quality
IndependentFirst Appointed:
Term Ends: N/A
Scott Baird

Emily Niehaus

217 East Center Street
Moab, UT 84532
Non-Federal Government
First Appointed: 5/15/2019
Term Ends: 5/1/2019

Jim VanDerslice, PhD

375 University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Public Health
IndependentFirst Appointed: 03/01/2016
Term Ends: 06/21/2021

James Webb

341 South Main Street
Milford, UT 84751
Agriculture and Livestock
First Appointed: 3/1/2019
Term Ends: 3/1/2023