MSD Announces New General Manager

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December 15, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY, UT.  The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District (MSD) announces today that Marla Howard is the new General Manager. Marla has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the MSD for nearly two years.  She has been instrumental in managing the finances, records, and the Information Technology Team. When Marla came on board with the MSD, she addressed the financial structure, creating a monthly reporting process to improve the transparency of the financial status of the MSD.

As the MSD’s new leader, Marla says:  “I am excited for the opportunity to be the General Manager for the Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District. I intend is to work closely with our Board of Trustees to define the needs of our diverse Metro Townships, Town and unincorporated Salt Lake County, improve our processes and transparency, and support our employees in the delivery of our services. In the next few months, the MSD will be issuing a bond to provide funding for some critical capital projects, rolling out the recently approved strategic plan, and finding ways we can improve our quality services. I want to thank Brian Hartsell, Interim Manager, for his diligence during this transition.” 

As the former CFO, Marla has an excellent background regarding the financial aspects of the organization. Prior to the MSD, she was the General Manager of Summit County Service Area #3, a water and service district. She is familiar with the challenges of managing a governmental agency and providing quality customer service to a diverse population on a defined budget. 

The MSD provides municipal services to the metro townships of Copperton, Emigration Canyon, Magna, Kearns and White City, the Town of Brighton, and the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 2020 population of all MSD communities combined is 85,677.



Maridene Alexander, Communications Manager  (801) 831-7224

Marla Howard, General Manager (385) 468-6677

GSL Municipal Service District, 2001 S State Street, #N3-500, Salt Lake City, UT   84190