Council Members Bios
Tasha Lowery began her term on the Draper City Council on January 8, 2018. Councilwoman Lowery pledged to work strategically, intelligently, and collaboratively for the residents of Draper City. Lowery believes that the future of Draper depends on preserving and protecting Draper’s high quality of life while simultaneously making critically important decisions to ensure future economic success.
Tasha has lived in Draper since 2008. She has served on multiple volunteer boards and service organizations. Her deep investment in the local community led her to want to become more
involved. Lowery is a strong advocate for the parks and trails, the open space, and the great natural beauty available in Draper. She believes in strong infrastructure and smart growth.
Tasha Lowery is a graduate of Colgate University and the University of California at Berkeley. She has a Masters of the Arts in Education and holds degrees as an educator, a literacy specialist, and in school administration. She is licensed in NY, CA, MT, and UT. She has served as a master teacher, run professional development for school districts, and directed Title I intervention programming for at risk students. In addition, Lowery has worked as a consultant to Leap Frog Technologies, and as a private reading specialist and educational consultant.
Tasha and her husband, Jason, enjoy hiking on the trails with their three children and two collies. They are often seen offering constructive criticism from the sidelines at soccer, basketball, and baseball games. Tasha also frequently enjoys doing laundry and spending quality time arguing about iPad minutes, finishing homework, and emptying dishwasher shelves. You can find her breathing deeply at Pilates class or relaxing at City Council meetings.
Councilmember Mike Green
Michael Green is new to the City of Draper and has been a resident for the past five years. Mike is native to Utah, born and raised in Midvale and graduated from West Jordan High, where he was the Foreign Language Sterling Scholar. As a young man, Mike earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Outside of Draper, Mike is the Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Utah State Treasurer. He covers a broad array of legal issues including the Unclaimed Property Division, the School and Institutional Trust Fund Office, and Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission. Previously, Michael was counsel to the Utah Medicaid Inspector General where he prosecuted over 300 civil Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse matters.
Michael has an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Political Science and was a Hinckley Institute of Politics fellow in Washington, D.C. Michael has a Master’s Degree from Utah State University in Political Science, with an emphasis on Political Economy. Michael attended law school in San Diego, California at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Michael took the opportunity to study abroad at the Zhejian University in Hangzhou, China. He studied international trade, international contract drafting and doing business in China.
Michael is also a member of the Utah Army National Guard and has served for nearly 16 years and deployed to Afghanistan in 2003. Michael is licensed to practice law before the Utah Supreme Court, Federal District Court of Utah, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Michael is also an avid football fan, golfer, aviator, and wake surfer.
Councilmember Alan Summerhays
Alan Summerhays was born and raised in Draper, Utah. He also raised six children with his wife, Kris, and his children are now raising their own children in Draper. Alan currently owns three businesses in Draper with over 40 employees. He studied in New York City and attended Utah State University.
Alan is serving his second term on the Draper City Council since 2005. He is on the Draper Parks and Trails Committee, the Salt Lake County Sanitation Board, and the South Valley Sewer Board. He also has been a part of the Draper Planning and Zoning Commission.
Why Alan ran for Draper City Council:
Alan ran first and foremost for the kids (outdoors sports) in Draper. Draper was lacking a recreation department as well as fields. Additionally, Alan ran for the Draper Businesses because the businesses need someone that will look out for them and protect their rights as business owners (because businesses are often forgotten about and taken advantage of). Alan is an advocate for people’s rights and an ear for the citizens of Draper.
Councilmember Marsha Vawdrey
Marsha Vawdrey is a third generation Draper resident and loves Draper City. She has had many opportunities to serve the community: as Secretary of Historic Park Fund-raising Committee; Secretary/Treasurer of the Salt Lake County Fair Board; Draper Community Foundation; Chair of Draper Days Rodeo; organizing member of Citizens’ Group to Save Corner Canyon; co-chair Draper Days Celebration; nine years on the Draper City Planning Commission and is now honored to serve on the Draper City Council. She and her husband Doug have a small business in Draper, and have raised their four daughters here.
Marsha is working hard on the City Council and hopes we will soon see progress on a few of her favorite projects – building a splash pad park and partnering with Salt Lake County on a community garden program. Marsha enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family, including her 12 grandchildren.
Councilmember Michele Weeks
Email: Councilmember Michele Weeks
In the fall of 2015, Michele was elected to serve on the Draper City Council. Michele is absolutely thrilled to be part of the Draper City Council. City government is the peoples’ government where your voice matters. Michele encourages you to become more involved in local government and looks forward to seeing you at Draper City Council meetings. She loves being part of local government because this is where you can make a city feel like a warm community.
Michele has lived in Draper since 1999. Nothing gives Michele more joy then raising her two sons and four stepchildren here in Draper. Her family enjoys skiing, hiking and biking in the wonderful mountains.
Michele was named Mrs. Utah in 2013 and was a statewide spokesperson for ADHD. She is an active volunteer in her children’s school as an elected member of Draper Parks Middle School Community Council and a member of the PTA. She is a member of Pet Partners in Utah and can be seen with her dog Bernard visiting local nursing homes and hospitals. In the winter months, you can find her down at the State Capital listening to the debates about education, air quality and economy. She is currently working on a statewide glass-recycling program during this upcoming session.
Michele’s international travels and charitable work have been her life’s highlights. It began when she spent a year aboard in Australia as a student ambassador of the United States with the American Field Service Exchange Group. She has been very fortunate and blessed to have traveled to 35 different countries. These travels have truly opened her heart to a world in need.
Her love for people has helped formulate many humanitarian projects around the world. Michele raised money to build an orphanage in Egypt. She also organized a group to give school supplies to the children in Peru as part of a goodwill trip. Her organized toy drives have benefited the children of Burma, Bali and Egypt. She also delivered hygiene kits for the people in Burma and raised money to replace a school floor in a small village there.
Michele is a graduate of Towson State University. During college she was a national ranked debater and public speaker. Michele’s government work includes an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and work for state legislators in both Maryland and Georgia. After college she used her communications degree in both radio and television. Michele lived in New York City where she was an actress in local and national commercials.
Michele’s current Draper responsibilities are:
• Vice Chair for Redevelopment Agency
• Member of the Draper Tree Commission
• Member of the Mountain Association of Governments
• Member of the SunCrest Board
• Member of the Air Quality Board