Weber County’s newly elected commissioner, Sharon Bolos, lives a life marked by dedicated service, leadership, and excellence. Born and raised in North Ogden, Bolos has lived in Weber County for her entire life. Her robust, professional background in finance, accounting, and administration has equipped her with the skills and experience needed to succeed on the municipal level as mayor of West Haven and beyond as county commissioner.
Over the years, as she and her husband, Gus, have raised their six children, Bolos has continually sought ways to serve and edify her community. Between volunteering with the West Haven Events Committee and serving her children’s various schools as a PTSA treasurer and secretary, her heart for service has carried over into the public sector.
“I am proud of my heritage and the place I’ve called home. I believe that effective leadership is key in preserving that heritage, and I’m confident I can provide that leadership,” Bolos said.
After graduating from Weber State University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in German, Bolos went on to receive her master’s degree in public administration from Southern Utah University in 2021.
“My public administration education and experience make me uniquely qualified to hit the ground running in ensuring that our county is well-managed,” Bolos said. “My financial background has given me the ability to ask the right questions and to have a greater understanding of governmental budgets.”
While serving as the mayor of West Haven for eight years, Bolos has successfully worked alongside city council members and staff to navigate changes brought about by rapid growth over recent years.
In addition to being highly involved in the day-to-day operations of the city, she also collaborated with partners throughout Weber County in planning and building public infrastructure vital to supporting the growing community. Those partners include Weber Area Council of Governments (WACOG), Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and Utah Transit Authority (UTA).
As Bolos looks to the future, the new commissioner has goals for Weber County as it continues to expand.
“I commit to bringing stakeholders together to work toward the best solutions to the challenges that face our county,” she said. “Another important role of county government is to ensure that the necessary infrastructure precedes commerce. I commit to work with state officials and agencies to continue to make Weber County a priority in northern Utah.”
While serving as commissioner, Bolos is also looking forward to honing communication between county officials and constituents, working with mayors as they serve their cities, and prioritizing concerns including public safety, water conservation, housing affordability, homelessness, and municipal budgeting.