About the Building Board


The Utah State Building Board is comprised of eight members, seven of which are private citizens appointed by the Governor. The eighth member, a designee, is the Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, and serves as the ex-officio representative of the Governor. The members of the board are as follows: Ned Carnahan (chair), Scott “Chip” Nelson, Gordon Snow, Lisa Barrager, Joe Burgess, Wendell Morse, Joe Ligori, and Kristin Cox or Miranda Jones, as ex-officio representatives. In addition to eight board members, the Building Board has four full-time employees that are responsible for day to day operations: a director, two facility auditors, and a business analyst.

The Building Board is a rulemaking policy board, responsible for ensuring that the State of Utah’s capital facilities programs are efficiently managed and effectively implemented, and that state agencies and institutions are in compliance with the State Building Board Facility Maintenance Standards as well as other rules and policies established for the purpose of effectively managing the state buildings. The Building Board cooperates with state institutions, departments, and agencies in meeting the mandate to provide quality facilities in a timely and cost-effective manner.