We are pleased to announce that Brian Hartsell will join the MSD as the Associate General Manager on Monday, October 21. Brian emerged from among almost 100 applicants. He brings strong experience that will benefit the District and its member entities. Please join me in welcoming him to the District.


The Associate General Manager assists in directing and managing the operations of the District at the direction of the General Manager.

He carries out necessary duties in the absence of the General Manager, serves as a liaison with elected officials of member municipalities and with community councils in unincorporated Salt Lake County. He works with the Board of Trustees, provides leadership to both the public and staff, and participates with the General Manager in day-to-day responsibilities.

The Associate General Manager also serves as the District Treasurer. He performs all related duties required by statute and by the District’s Bylaws, Policies and Procedures. He is the custodian of funds and is responsible for the safekeeping and investment of District funds.


Since July of 2012, Brian Hartsell has served as Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Brownsburg, an Indianapolis, IN, suburb of nearly 30K.  During that time, he also served for nearly a year as Interim Town Manager. In these roles Hartsell was responsible for the development and implementation of the Town’s $50M budget, helped secure over $45M in federal and state funds for key infrastructure projects, and provided oversight of municipal operations including Development Services, Fleet, IT, Purchasing, Facility Management and Public Works.

Prior to Brownsburg, Brian served three years as the Assistant to the City Administrator and Mayor for the City of Bonney Lake, WA, where he secured grant funds to support infrastructure improvement projects, professional services, and disaster recovery.  Hartsell’s projects also included revitalizing the City’s surplus program, improving the utility billing and public defense service contracts, and launching an energy efficiency program to reduce costs.

Previously, Hartsell spent nine years as a healthcare administrator in the United States Air Force and at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. His duties included managing multi-million-dollar supply, equipment and service contracts, overseeing fleet and facility management, vendor relations, and emergency management functions.

Brian received his Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with an emphasis in municipal management that included internships with West Valley City and Holladay, UT. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Hartsell and his wife, Tyrene, have two sons and two daughters. 

Welcome, Brian. We look forward to working with you.