Interim Council position was filled by David Rodgers on August 8, 2023. David Rodgers will serve as Interim Council Member until January 2, 2024.
Bio coming soon!
District 2 is the home of Murray City’s Council Member Pam Cotter who was born and raised in Glens Falls, New York. She graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1975 then moved to Utah where she met her husband, Bill, whom she married in 1977. They first lived in Granger then Magna, Utah before moving to Murray in 1985 where they have lived in the same house ever since. They have two amazing daughters, Lisa, and Laura, who both attended Murray School District schools.
Pam worked in Murray City School District for 30 years in positions ranging from Playground Supervisor, Teacher’s Aide, and Permanent Substitute Teacher. She also served on the PTA at Viewmont Elementary and Riverview Junior High. She retired after the election to put her full effort into serving on the Murray City Council, where she initially served as an interim council member for 3 months in 2017.
In her spare time, Pam volunteers at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, fundraises for the American Heart Association, supports Murray High School theater, and attends U of U gymnastics meets.
Rosalba Dominguez is a lifelong Utah resident, community advocate, partner, step-mother and urban gardener living in Murray’s historical area of Council District 3. As a first-generation American born to working class parents, she learned firsthand that a strong work ethic and passion for communities make cities like Murray a special place to work, live and raise a family.
Rosalba has been building bridges in her community through her work with the State of Utah Hispanic Advisory Council, serving as Vice Chair of the Salt Lake County Hispanic Democratic Council and is a member of the I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center. Currently, she works as an art teacher with the local non-profit Clever Octopus helping children across the Wasatch Front discover a love and appreciation for art.
Rosalba is excited to take an active role in her community as a City Council Member to improve safety and economic development in Murray while preserving its unique community spirit. In her free time, Rosalba likes to hike, travel, spend time with extended family, especially with her maternal grandmother, gardening, cooking with family and friends, and loves discovering new foods and music with her partner Matt.
Diane Turner is excited to have the opportunity to serve the community she’s lived in for more than 24 years. Diane is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in sociology/criminal justice and later earned her Master of Public Administration. For 27 years, Diane worked in criminal and juvenile justice for the State of Utah. After retiring, Diane served as executive director of “Yeehaaa” an organization that taught valuable coping skills to youth by working with horses.
On the Murray City Council, Diane’s interests include promoting environmental responsibility, which has led her to initiate an idle free ordinance. She continues to promote environmental responsibility in vehicle purchases, building construction principles and proper recycling practices. Diane encourages a healthy lifestyle and active transportation and was instrumental in bringing the east side Murray canal trail to fruition. Diane is a very dedicated council member and admits that this job permeates her life as she spends many hours studying issues. Her forte is communication with her constituents, actively promoting transparency in government.
Diane is married to Charles Turner and they have three sons. Diane and Charles are delighted when they have the opportunity to spend time with their five grandchildren. In their retirement, travel is a special delight, spending time in Europe, Barbados, South America, central California, Washington, and Baltimore.
Hired to fill the vacancy when Council Member Brett Hales was elected to be Mayor in 2021, Garry Hrechkosy was thrilled to step up and serve the incredible residents of District 5. As a Utah native, he likes to introduce himself by his last name first, which is pronounced her-wreck-uh-see. His interest in politics began early in the 7th grade when he was mentored to learn the importance of doing good and that positive change can be made on a large scale. At the University of Utah he was elected Senator for the College of Business and President of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, graduating with honors and Magna Cum Laude in Accounting. This was followed by a nine-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, Texas as a Certified Public Accountant. Currently he oversees the entire accounting department for MX Technologies in Lehi.
He and his wife Jill chose Murray as the place to lay roots for their two daughters Grace and Ella because of premier parks and recreation, exceptional arts and second to none fire and police heroes. He loves the central location, shopping, excellent food places and visiting Wheeler Farm.
As a new Councilmember, Garry has tackled hard issues like housing affordability, density, zoning challenges, our finite resource water, and the scarcity of undeveloped land. He looks forward to working just as hard for the remainder of this year and the remainder of the term. He is excited and confident in the Murray that we are apart of and invites all citizens of Murray to join him in continuing Murray’s legacy of being the heart of Utah.