Ogden City Mayor, Mike Caldwell is driven by his passion for Ogden. From exploring around the foothills near his childhood home on 9th Street and his college years at Weber State to his professional employment in county government, public affairs, tourism and world-class event management, Ogden has always been the place he has chosen to live, work and play.
Ogden City Mayor Mike Caldwell is a transparent leader who is changing the face of Ogden. His guidance flames Ogden’s creative and independent spirit, attracting global business and world-class events.
With a clear agenda to continue Ogden’s legacy as a unique and engaging place, Mayor Caldwell promotes the area’s distinct mix of outdoor recreation, burgeoning business, and commitment to education and community.
Under his leadership in the last three years:
- More than 3,823 jobs have been recruited and retained in Ogden.
- Upgrades to improve roads and water infrastructure for the community includes big accomplishments like the installation of a new water pipeline through Ogden Canyon and the complete restructuring of Grant Avenue to establish bike and pedestrian lanes.
- Redevelopment of the Ogden River has resulted in the ability to attract new housing and businesses at Riverbend, a mixed-use master planned community along the river.
- Collaboration with Weber State University is helping Ogden establish itself as a college town.
- Nearly 750,000 people visited Ogden last summer for the Tour of Utah, Masters Cycling Championship, Xterra National Championship, Pepsi’s surprise parade and concert, and the public open house of the newly renovated LDS temple in downtown Ogden.
With the success of these great projects and many others, Mayor Caldwell leads the city into the national spotlight. Forbes has named Ogden one of the best places in the U.S. for business and careers as well as one of the best places to raise a family, while CNN-Money ranks Ogden one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Ogden is ranked the second best city in the US for volunteerism, Ogden’s Historic 25th Street was named one of the 10 best streets in America by the American Planning Association, and the Bike League of America gave Ogden the Bronze designation as a bicycle friendly community.
Despite the national recognition, Mayor Caldwell remains humble giving credit to teams and groups within the community. “Ogden’s greatest asset is its people,” he says, “and I’m most proud of the key community partnerships we’ve worked hard to build with groups like Ogden School District, Weber State University, Weber County, the City Council, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Chamber, the GOAL Foundation, and so many others. Collectively we are much greater than the sum of our parts.”
It’s a great time to be in Ogden, but Mayor Caldwell believes Ogden’s best days are still ahead. He said there is still much to accomplish in Ogden, and as he seeks a second term as Ogden’s Mayor, he looks forward to continuing the great momentum that has been built here by so many.