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Bill Wright


Bill joined the Layton City staff in March 2008 as the Community & Economic Development Director. Bill has 35 years of experience in City Planning, commencing his career after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1976 with a Bachelors Degree in Urban Geography and a minor in Architecture.

Bill grew up on the east coast, in Maryland, New Jersey (south shore) and Virginia (Washington DC area). He attended Virginia Tech and finished at UK. He has focused his career on Urban Design, the blending of city planning and architectural design to create viable, experiential places within communities.

Bill came to Utah on a “whim” in 1979 and has stayed here ever since. His career has included public service for Salt Lake City (19 years), Ogden City (8 years), and Layton City (since March of 2008) with 2 years as a Planning consultant with Sear Brown, Architects, Engineers & Planners. Bill was the Salt Lake City Planning Director for 10 years during the 1990 decade of tremendous downtown development, transit growth, and the 2002 Winter Olympics preparation. Bill fashioned the Ogden Downtown Renaissance from 2002 to 2008, bringing new development and historic preservation to downtown neighborhoods. Bill is excited to lead Layton’s redevelopment opportunities in the Historic Downtown and the substantial future development/growth of business and residential neighborhoods.

Bill married his wife, Debbie Stanley, in 1981 in Salt Lake City. They have four adult married children; three granddaughters and one grandson with many more to come! Utah has been a great place to raise a family, enjoying the values this community has to offer.

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