Jim Riding serves as the mayor of the City of West Jordan where the South Valley Regional Airport is located. Prior to being elected as mayor in 2017, he worked for West Jordan for 15 years in a variety of positions, most recently as the city’s capital improvement projects manager. Mayor Riding also served in the United Sates Air Force during Vietnam. He has served on the PTA nominating committee, as a Utah State Precinct Delegate, and in the Boy Scouts of America. Riding was appointed to the Airport Advisory Board in 2018 and is a resident of West Jordan.