Corey Rushton has deep roots within the West Valley community going back over 150 years. He is the sixth generation of the Rushton family to reside within the same pioneer homestead. He continues to be active with his neighborhood and helps with the operations at the local family farm, which was awarded a West Valley City Outstanding Business Award in 2003.
Corey was first elected to the West Valley City Council in November 2007. He was selected from a field of seven candidates during an election that recorded the highest voter turnout in the history of West Valley City Municipal Elections. In addition to serving as Councilmember at-large Corey Rushton was elected to served as Mayor Pro Tem of West Valley City.
He received numerous debate awards as a member of the first full graduating class of Hunter High and played competitive high school and amatuer Ice Hockey. He received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah and has fond memories of serving a church mission in New England.
As one of three members of the Board of Trustees that is responsible for the governance at Granger-Hunter Improvement District, Corey plays an important role in this essential water and sewer utility. Corey is involved in every aspect of making sure that clean drinking water is provided to residents and business in the area and that sewer systems are adequately maintained.
Corey is the Chairman of the Board at Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, which is a political subdivision of the State of Utah and one of the largest water districts in the state. He helps to develop long-term strategies to both develop and conserve water within a difficult desert climate .
Corey was honored to be elected to two-terms on his hometown West Valley City Council and to also be selected by his peers to serve two-terms as Mayor Pro Tem. While in office Corey was instrumental in the Fairbourne Station and Valley Fair redevelopment efforts. He created the West Valley City Property Tax Receipt, so that residents can see exactly where their tax dollars are being spent.Corey spearheaded the innovative idea house program that has helped to rejuvenate troubled homes and neighborhoods across the city.
In November 2014 Corey's efforts were nationally recognized when he was named Municipal Official of the Month by the Democratic Municipal Official Association.
Jordan River Commission section - Corey was the founding chairman of the Jordan River Commission.The Commission is comprised of a mix of governmental and non-governmental members working together to enhance, preserve, protect, and responsibly develop the river corridor.The Jordan River Commission continues to transform the river corridor as a unique community asset.
Corey represented Utah and helped to shape federal policy through his work with the National League of Cities. He was selected to Chair that organization's First-Tier Suburbs Council, which took innovative approaches to addressing the unique issues that suburban communities are faced with. .
In 2015 Corey hosted elected officials from around the country in a summit that explored municipal success stories across the Wasatch Front
As a historian hobbyist, Corey researched, compiled, and co-authored the book: Images of America:Salt Lake City Cemetery. This engaging book takes reader's through the cemetery's 120 plus acres while tracing a path through Utah's history.
It also highlights the mosaic of diverse and fascinating individuals that are interred throughout its grounds:politicians, pioneers, artists, inventors, outlaws, educators, activist, and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.