Meet the Council

ron adams smRon Adams is in his second term on the Cedar City Council (through 2017) having served  2009 through 2013 as a City Council member.  He  previously served for  six years on the Cedar City Board of Adjustments and a Past President of the Iron County Board of Realtors. Currently serving as a Member of the Education Committee for the Iron County Home Builders Association and a member of the Cedar City Rotary Club.  Ron is a member of the Cedar Transportation Committee, Downtown Parking Authority, Rap Tax (Parks and Rec) Committee and Economic Development Board. Serving as Chairman of the RDA and Municipal Building Authority.  Ron worked 14 years for AMPAC as a Chemical Lab Technician, holds a Real Estate Broker’s license and currently works at Great Western Realty. He has enjoyed living in Cedar City for the past 50+ years.


John BlackJohn Black is in his first term as a Cedar City Council Member (through 2015). He was born and raised in Cedar City and graduated from Southern Utah University. John has had a wide variety of professional experience over the years including: Budget & Finance Manager, Park Construction Analyst, and Parks Maintenance Manager for the City of Las Vegas. After he retired, he returned here to his hometown, where he worked as the Cedar City Parks Director for over a year. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the City Council, and he looks forward to working for the citizens of Cedar City and with the Mayor, Council and City Staff.


Paul CozzensPaul Cozzens is also in his first term (through 2015). He grew up in Moab, Utah and worked with his father, a civil engineer and excavator, which developed his strong work ethic. He attended Southern Utah University and has lived in Cedar City since 1980. He owns a cabinet manufacturing business and his community activities include: President of the Happy Factory; District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America; and he also has served on the Cedar City Planning Commission. He loves Cedar City and our Nation, and is excited to serve with the Mayor, Council and Staff.


Don MarchantDon Marchant, whose first term also ends in 2015, was born and raised in Cedar City and graduated
from Southern Utah University. He has worked in his family business for over 40 years and also has been an adjunct instructor at SUU, teaching communication and business classes. His community activities have included serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; the SUU Board of Trustees; and the Iron County Tourism Board. He is past-President of the SUU Alumni Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Utah State Fairpark. He loves Cedar City and the surrounding area, and is excited to begin his first term on the Cedar City Council.


Fred Rowley

Fred Rowley grew up in southeastern Arizona in the town of Thatcher and spent his youth working with his father, grandfather, and three brothers raising alfalfa, cattle, and cotton. His mother was the bookstore manager at Eastern Arizona College where he received his associate's degree. He received a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from BYU in 1980. Before entering the world of education, he worked for four years as a financial planner with United California Business and Estate Planning in Riverside, California. Fred left the business world and received a teaching credential from California State University San Bernardino in 1984. He and his wife Glenda moved their family to Santa Clara, Utah in 1988. While living there he taught at the Woodward Sixth-Grade center in St. George. During that time he earned his master's degree and level II math endorsement from Southern Utah University. Also during their residence in Santa Clara, Fred served as a city councilman in that city from 1996 to 1998, and was then elected mayor there and served from 1998 to 2002. In 2003, Fred and Glenda bought a home in Cedar City. When their youngest son graduated from high school in 2007, they were finally free to move north. He currently serves as the elementary math specialist for Iron County School District and North Elementary. He is married to Glenda Koplin Rowley from Sandy, Utah. They have four children and seven grandchildren.