Board of Trustees

Rodney Bushman - Chair 

Mr. Bushman was born and raised in the small northern California community of Gridley. He has been a Kearns resident since 1977 and was elected to the Kearns Improvement District Board of Trustees in 1998. He served on the Kearns Improvement District Blue Ribbon Committee which studied the best steps to undertake the current backyard sewer line project.

Mr. Bushman received his Bachelors Degree in Business Education and Masters Degree in Business Education, Administration and Management from BYU. He spent his first two years of teaching in southern Utah taking the state’s mobile marketing unit to ten high schools. He moved to Kearns High School in 1977 where he teaches business and marketing classes.

Mr. Bushman married Christine in 1975 and they have six children.

Greg Christensen - Vice-Chair

Mr. Christensen was born in the Salt Lake area but moved to Bountiful where he grew up and graduated from Bountiful High.  He studied civil engineering at the University of Utah for a short time and then started on the "what do I want to be when I grow up" path.  He worked as a draftsman for a civil engineering firm early in that path and later changed directions, a number of times, finally ending up as a computer programmer analyst.

Mr. Christensen has served in several Kearns community related positions over the years and enjoyed that service and the people he has served with.  In February 2014, Governor Gary Herbert appointed Mr. Christensen to represent District 2, Kearns/Magna, on the Board of Trustees of the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District.

Mr. Christensen married his wife Sharman in 1973 and they are still happily married, even after raising eight children (four girls and four boys) and now having fourteen grandchildren (and waiting for more).  He bought his first and only house in Kearns in 1978 and he and his family moved to the area, which they made their home.

Jeff Monson - Clerk

Jeff Monson has over 16 years of work experience in human resources and the organizational management field. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. 

Jeff has gained his experience by working with private and public organizations like: Intermountain Health Care, American Employment, HR Group Central, Lab One, Mountain America Credit Union, Equity Capital Group and for the last 10 years with Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center as the HR Manager. Jeff also has 12 years of Trustee experience from serving on a Board of Trustees with another Special District. 

While working with these organizations, Jeff has gained a wide range of experience from working with many small and medium sized organizations by assisting them with their human resources, safety, financial and benefit management programs. Jeff brings this knowledge and expertise with him to help advise and assist Kearns Improvement District in the opportunities and challenges that may arise.