Mayor Tom Dolan was born in Washington, D.C. to hardworking parents. His dad was a firefighter and his mom was a nurse. From the beginning, they instilled their Scottish and Irish work ethic and community spirit in Tom and his sister that you must be a hard worker and give back to your community.
Playing football for Brigham Young University brought Tom to Utah. When an injury sidelined his football career, he transferred to the University of Utah. While at BYU, Tom met his inseparable best friend, Linda. She tells the story of their first date when Tom showed up in a t-shirt, and not used to such James Dean casualness of her dates, she almost turned him down. But after 51 years of marriage he’s moved on to Tommy Bahama casuals, and they continue a great partnership. The Dolan’s moved to Sandy in 1979 with their young son.
Under his leadership, Tom has fought to keep Sandy taxes among the lowest in the state. He is passionate about safety, well-lit neighborhoods, the best transportation network of any city in Utah, parks and open space, quality entertainment, and balancing all efforts of the community for overall quality of life.
As Mayor, Tom has helped make Sandy one of the best cities in the nation. Sandy has been recognized as one of the Top 100 U.S. Cities to Live In, and one of the Top 100 Safest U.S. Cities. Tom’s tireless work ethic and ability to build solid relationships with elected officials, business leaders, and civic partners has brought many benefits to Sandy.
Tom currently serves on the Executive Committees for the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Utah Sports Commission, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Salt Lake Conference of Mayors, Point of the Mountain Commission, Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Central Wasatch Commission, Healthy Sandy Executive Committee, and Envision Utah Steering Committee.
Most importantly, Tom tries to keep up with his 6 grandkids, and maybe, if lucky, sink a long putt every once in a while.