The Ogden City Council unanimously approved an ordinance changing the name of Ogden’s voting areas from municipal wards to municipal districts. The change is strictly to terminology and does not alter the boundaries or number of districts.
“The term ‘municipal ward’ used to define the areas of representation for Council members was a point of confusion in the community. Other cities in the state do not use that terminology, and ‘ward’ is often associated with a dominant religion in the area, ” Council Chair Marcia White said. “The change to municipal district is consistent with terminology used in state law.”
The City Council is composed of seven members. Four Council members represent municipal districts, and three are elected at-large and represent all Ogden residents.
For additional information, please contact Ogden City Council Policy Analyst Amy Mabey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-629-8153.