City Council

Your elected officials

Herriman City Council

Under Herriman City's council-manager form of government, city council members representing four districts are elected, as well as an at-large mayor. City council members serve terms of four years.

In addition to their local legislative duties as elected officials, city council members serve on various boards and commissions throughout the state, giving Herriman residents a voice and influence at the county, regional, and state levels.

David Watts


Jared Henderson

District 1

Clint Smith

District 2

Sherrie Ohrn

District 3

Steven Shields

District 4

Mayor David Watts

Service Term: 2018-2022


My wife and I have lived in Herriman for over 6 years, creating a home for our three children. I became involved in the City after examining the increased density of homes in neighborhoods. Through my involvement, I discovered that the best way to be effective is to be informed, so I started attending City Council and Planning Commission meetings. Over the years I have become more familiar with how the city works, and areas where there is room for improvement. I plan to put time and effort into assisting our residents with navigating through the City’s policies and procedures to ensure they have an effective voice.

My goal is to set a clear vision for Herriman City and hold developers to their agreements, bringing them together with the residents to work through issues and build better communities. I have a proven record of fiscal discipline, community focus and transparency. I am willing and ready to continue to serve the residents of Herriman.

Councilmember Jared Henderson

Service Term: 2020-2024


Jared loves living in Herriman. He resides here with his wife and 3 children. Jared has a degree in finance from the University of Utah and is a Certified Financial Planner. He has volunteered his time, energy and resources to encourage the direction of Herriman’s growth to reflect “Responsible Growth”.

Jared hopes to keep Herriman an attractive place to live, while encouraging economic growth that is fiscally responsible. His biggest goal is to make a difference in the community that he loves. He plans to achieve that goal through the following:

  • Continue to influence the growth of the city with a balanced, objective approach
  • Keep the community informed so that they can be involved in the process
  • Encourage economic development through means other than increased housing density

Jared meets with City staff to stay updated on the current status of the City. He is determined to acquire as much information as possible on the issues before making decisions that impact our residents. He encourages our community to stay informed and looks forward to being a voice of the people while working effectively with City staff and City Council in the best interest of our great city.

Councilmember Clint Smith

Service Term: 2018-2022


Over 18 years ago, my wife and I chose Herriman as the place to build our lives together and raise our children. At the time, Herriman was a small community of just under 1000 residents, and a charming country feel. That country feel is what has led so many to choose to reside here. As Herriman continues to grow and mature, it is essential to protect the core values that have drawn so many people to this beautiful community which is heavily focused on family, preservation of open space, and development of parks and trails. Smart and managed development are key during this phase of rapid growth if we want to uphold our identity.

As a Councilmember, I will listen to the community and work to preserve the core values we were built on. I support managed growth and encourage smart economic development. Open communication between myself, members of the City Council, the community, and the city administration are essential to our vitality and sustainability. I look forward to my opportunity to serve this great community.

Councilmember Sherrie Ohrn

Service Term: 2018-2022


Every day I wake up to the dreams of an unlimited future granted to an American girl. Every day I work to secure that bright future for those I love. As a longtime resident of Herriman City, I look forward to the opportunity to dedicate my efforts to moving Herriman forward in a balanced direction while preserving our unique heritage. I look forward to serving as your City Councilmember.

Councilmember Steven Shields

Service Term: 2020-2024


Steve is a well-known business leader, teacher, speaker, and civic leader with over 25 years of dynamic leadership and executive management experience. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Steve has worked for some of the largest and most respected companies in the world, as well as for small private companies. Steve has founded three companies, and in his full time position he currently consults executive decision makers with some of the largest financial services institutions in the nation.

During his years in Utah, Steve has served as a community leader in the Boy and Cub Scouts, president of the local chapter of the Sigma Gamma Chi service fraternity, and as coach for youth sports teams for 15 years.

A proud civic leader, Steve has also served two terms as Chairman of the Honoring Heroes Foundation, a non-profit organization established to support the families and children of those injured or killed in the line of duty while serving in the Utah Highway Patrol and the Department of Transportation. He is an active member of his local church and donates countless hours in numerous leadership positions, as a Sunday school teacher, and community servant.

Steve is married to his beautiful and talented sweetheart Lindsay and is the father of five children. In his spare time, he reads voraciously (he has been known to read several books in a week), loves action movies, enjoys all kind of live music, dabbles in cooking, and faithfully cheers for his beloved Denver Broncos!

Steve believes that the next 4 years are a crucial time for Herriman, and important decisions need to be made that will determine the kind of city that Herriman will evolve into. It is vital that we not only preserve the feel and history that make Herriman special, but ensure that the future of Herriman is done in a manner that promotes economic stability, balanced budgets, and quality of life for all residents of Herriman.