Dorothy Pappas Owen

Board Member / Past-Chair

Dorothy recently retired after working for 40 years in both state and local government. At the state level she began her career evaluating federal criminal justice grants, then served in the Governor’s Budget Office as the criminal justice analyst, where she eventually served as the Planning and Budget Analyst over the Health Department and Medicaid budgets. At the local level she served as the Associate Director for Salt Lake County Aging Services and as the Social Services Grant Coordinator where she staffed a citizen board charged with making funding recommendations to the county mayor. She worked with non-profit agencies such as The Road Home and the Utah Food Bank on ways to improve their financial stability. She also served on the Utah Tax Review Commission and more recently has served as a VITA volunteer doing taxes for west side residents. She serves as chair of the Westpointe Community Council. She and her husband Wayne have lived on Salt Lake City’s west side for over 40 years, and enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren.