Trent Staggs was elected mayor of Riverton, Utah, on November 7, 2017, after serving four years on the Riverton City Council. He was officially sworn into a second term of office on January 4, 2022. His priorities while in office include:
- Increasing community participation
- Lower taxes and fees
- Responsible, balanced development
- Improve transportation flow and options
- Revitalizing the old downtown
- Keeping water quality high, prices low
- Improve broadband infrastructure
Mayor Staggs was raised in a large family with nine siblings. He learned the value of hard work, communication, continuous improvement and financial responsibility early in life from his parents.
He attended Bingham High School and served a mission for his church in Tahiti. Working his way through college, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah focusing his studies in political science and economics, and he later earned an MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
Professionally, Mayor Staggs has demonstrated the leadership necessary to run both successful start-up and Fortune 500 organizations in the direct sales, finance and technology industries for almost 20 years. He currently works on the advisory board of a publicly traded company, managing an operational unit in Utah. Prior to his current role, he served as Technology VP on the corporate leadership team of a global direct sales company that operates in over 35 markets and held management positions for a nationwide mortgage brokerage firm and at Morgan Stanley. He has also held a principal broker real estate license in Utah for over 15 years.
Mayor Staggs and his wife Alisha have been married for 14 years and have two children.
Boards and Committees
- Riverton City Council, Chair
- Redevelopment Agency of Riverton City, Chair
- Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area (RLESA), Board Chair
- Riverton Fire Service Area (RFSA), Board Chair
- Southwest Mayors Coalition
- Salt Lake Council of Mayors
- South Valley Chamber, Board of Directors
- Utah League of Cities and Towns, Legislative Policy Committee
- Wasatch Front Regional Council Transportation Coordinating Committee and Joint Policy Advisory Committee
- Council of Governments, UTA Advisory Council