Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Salt Lake Mayor Ted Wilson: 

“Salt Lake City lost an influential leader and a dear friend today. Mayor Ted Wilson was a dedicated individual, focused on serving his community and leading the people of Salt Lake to growth and prosperity. His contributions to the city, economy and community made him an exceptional example of hard work and thoughtful leadership. 

“Ted navigated complex issues with a focus on finding practical solutions and championed initiatives that improved public transportation, promoted sustainability and enriched Utah’s culture and economy. 

“Not only did he have a profound mark on the city of Salt Lake, but on Utah as a whole. Ted was a key player in securing Salt Lake City’s bid for the 2002 Winter Games and revitalizing downtown, both of which have made lasting impacts that stand strong, even today. We thank him for this leadership. He will be remembered as a champion of progress for our great state.”

Ted Wilson was elected to three terms as mayor of Salt Lake City, he ran for U.S. Senate, and was a key director of initiatives like the Utah Clean Air Partnership, among others. 

He died on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the age of 84.