John Petroff Jr., Commission Vice-Chair
Original term began: January, 2009
Current term ends: January 9, 2017
Commissioner John Petroff, Jr. was officially sworn into office as Davis County Commissioner January 5th, 2009. Before being elected as a Commissioner, he was serving his second-term as the Mayor of West Point City. He had also spent one term as a West Point City Council member.
John, "JP" as he is widely known, has gained experience to help lead Davis County in turbulent times through private business ownership and years of public service. He has worked on several community and regional councils organized to build a better life for Davis County residents. He has served as committee chairman of the Build Legacy Now committee, on the Wasatch Integrated Waste Management board and chair of the Wasatch Front Regional council, a transportation planning committee comprised of mayors and commissioners from five counties along the Wasatch front.
JP and his family relocated from their home in Colorado to Davis County in 1980, where he first ventured into the world of private business ownership. He has been a small business owner ever since, totaling 28 years now. In that time he has run several successful business operations, some including JP's Chevron, JP's American Car Care Center and JP's Towing. 'It wasn't easy to uproot our three children, two of which were in high school,' Petroff said. 'But we believed that Davis County held a better life. Twenty-eight years later, I can say it was the best decision we ever made for our family.'
JP and his wife Pam currently reside in West Point. They have been married for 45 years and have three grown children, thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Commissioner Petroff's key priorities to accomplish while serving as a Davis County Commissioner include:
- Responsible County Spending and Budget Control
- Efficient County Transportation
- Sustainable Job Creation
Elected Office Liaison
Legacy Events Center
Council of Governments
Business Development Fund
Davis Reads Professional Advisory Board
Family Connection Center
Great Salt Lake Advisory Board
National Association of Counties
Environment, Energy & Land Use
North Davis Fire Department
Northern Utah Regional Landfill Authority (NURLA)
Utah Defense Alliance
Utah Association of Counties
Wahsatch Shooters Assoc. (liaison)
Wasatch Front Regional Council
Air Quality Board
Regional Growth Council - Chair
Wasatch Integrated Waste Systems
Weber Basin Water
Davis Chamber of Commerce
Board of Government
Emergency Management Council (LEPC)