Meet the Council
2020 - 2024
Terri Hartley is currently serving her second term on the Cedar City Council. She was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah, graduated from Cedar High School and studied accounting at Southern Utah University. She is retired from active employment, and spent 42 years at Wells Fargo, serving as a Vice President and Business Banker. Terri has been active with our local Chamber of Commerce for many years, and is passionate about being involved with our local businesses. Terri is married to her husband Wayne, and together they have four children and eight grandchildren. In her spare time, Terri loves snowmobiling, mountain biking, hiking, and rappelling – really anything related to the outdoors, which really makes Cedar City the perfect place to be.
2020 - 2024
Craig Isom is currently the Executive Director of the Southern Utah University Business Resource Center, and Director of the State’s Regional Small Business Development Center. The center (located at 510 W 800 S, Cedar City) provides a wide range of consulting services to area small businesses in various stages of their life cycle. Craig is also a lecturer on the Southern Utah University campus where he teaches entrepreneurship. Craig is a CPA and has a Master’s of Accountancy degree from Brigham Young University with more than 26 years of experience in public accounting with Arthur Andersen, as a small business partner/consultant.
W. Tyler MellingEmail
2020 - 2024
Tyler Melling is an estate planning attorney at Melling Law, P.C. in downtown Cedar City. When not practicing law, Tyler is either spending time with his family, teaching a class at Southern Utah University, or helping a friend prune their landscape trees. Tyler was born into an Air Force family and moved around until attending Southern Utah University. Before college, the only geographical constant in his life was that he would spend summers in Cedar City visiting family. After high school, Tyler returned to his roots in Cedar City to attend Southern Utah University, where he met his wife in the Opus Chamber Choir after serving an LDS mission in Slovakia. He graduated in 2012 in Economics with a minor in music performance. After his time at SUU, Tyler attended the University of Iowa College of Law. Right after graduation, Tyler and his family moved back to Cedar City where he started a law practice and later started teaching legal studies courses at SUU part-time. Tyler and Hannah are the parents of 3 adorable children that love this community. Since moving back to Cedar City in 2015, Tyler has served on the boards of the Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce, Orchestra of Southern Utah, and Red Acre Center. In his free time, he loves gardening, brining and preserving food, tending to his chickens, and using those hobbies to teach his children how to work
R. Scott PhillipsEmail
2022 - 2026
For over 42 years, R. Scott Phillips has worked in the public relations, marketing, and theatre administration fields. He recently stepped down as executive director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah after guiding that organization as its CEO for a decade. Mr. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University and continued his master’s degree in theatre administration at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Mr. Phillips received the Outstanding Male Staff Member at Southern Utah University in 1990 and a 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Theatre Association.
Most recently Mr. Phillips was re-elected to serve a four-year term as a member of the Cedar City Council. He has been actively involved in political advocacy on the local, state, regional and national level for many years. Mr. Phillips has lived in Cedar City for 44 years and is proud to call Cedar City his home. He enjoys travel, hiking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.