City Council History

On January 13, 1944, the Articles of Incorporation for the town of Plain City were filed in the Weber County Clerk’s office in Ogden, Utah.
Adoption of a resolution designating Plain City as an incorporated town was made and action was taken by Weber County Commissioners.
In November, 1945, the first municipal election was held in Plain City.
On June 3, 1967, Plain City received a proclamation signed by Governor Rampton:
“wherein Governor Rampton did declare Plain City a City of the Third Class.”
The former title of “President of the Town Board” will now be changed to “Mayor”. Keith Blanch was the first to be officially called ‘Mayor of Plain City.”
The title of “Trustees” will be changed to “Councilmen”. There will now be five councilmen instead of four.

Jon and Shelly Beesley


City Council meetings are held the first and third Thursday of every month; 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Mayor Jon Beesley

Mayor Jon Beesley conducts City Services Administration, Judicial Functions, Sheriff Tasks, Bona Vista Water District Coordination, Risk Management, and Weber County Mosquito Abatement. He can be reached by phone: 801-388-0383 and by email:

Jed Jenkins


Jed Jenkins was appointed to fill a vacated Council seat in July, 2021.  He works in the wastewater industry and has previous experience in the environmental sector as a laboratory geologist.  He can be reached by phone: 801-710-9101  by email: .

Buddy Sadler

Councilmember Melvin ‘Buddy’ Sadler, an 18-year resident of Plain City and a lifetime resident of Weber County, has a strong standing on preserving our heritage. Mr. Sadler is focused on public health and safety. He can be reached by phone: 801-731-2777 and by email:

Rachael Beal

Welcome freshman councilmember, Rachael Beal!  She was sworn in by Judge James L. Beesley during City Council meeting, January 16, 2020.

Rachael can be reached by phone: 801-400-9070 and by email:

Todd Skeen

Todd Skeen was sworn in by Judge James L. Beesley, January 16, 2020.  Councilors, generally act as the legislative branch of the city government, as well as its policy-making body. They also oversee the city’s goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning.

Thank you, Councilmember Skeen, for your willingness to serve.

Todd can be reached by phone: 801-731-4660 and by email: