Meet the Council
2018 - 2021
Ron Adams is in his third term on the Cedar City Council (through 2021) having served 2010 through 2017 as a City Council member. He previously served for six years on the Cedar City Board of Adjustments, and six years on the Planning Commission and a Past President of the Iron County Board of Realtors. Currently serving as a Member of the Education Committee for the Iron County Home Builders Association. Ron is a member of the Leisure Services Committee, Trails Committee, Rap Tax (Parks and Rec) Committee and Economic Development Board. Chairman of the RDA and Municipal Building Authority for the past eight years, and chairs the Iron County Homeless Coordinating Committee. Ron worked 14 years for AMPAC as a Chemical Lab Technician, holds a Real Estate Broker’s license and is currently the Principal Broker for Netgain Property Management Services. He has enjoyed living in Cedar City for the past 60+ years.
2020 - 2024
Terri Hartley was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah, graduated from Cedar High School and studied accounting at Southern Utah University. She has been employed by Wells Fargo for the past 39 years as a Vice President and Business Banker. Terri has been active with the local Chamber of Commerce for many years, and enjoys being involved with our local businesses. Terri is married to Wayne Hartley, and together they have four children and five grandchildren. In her spare time Terri loves snowmobiling, boating, hiking, and rappelling – really anything related to the outdoors which really makes Cedar City the perfect place to be.
2020 - 2024
Craig Isom is currently the Executive Director of the Southern Utah University Business Resource Center, and Director of the State’s Regional Small Business Development Center. The center (located at 510 W 800 S, Cedar City) provides a wide range of consulting services to area small businesses in various stages of their life cycle. Craig is also a lecturer on the Southern Utah University campus. He teaches entrepreneurship. Craig is a C.P.A. He has a Master’s of Accountancy degree from B.Y.U. and more than 26 years of experience in public accounting with Arthur Andersen, as a small business partner/consultant.
W. Tyler Mellingtyler@mellinglaw.com
2020 - 2024
Tyler Melling is an estate planning attorney at Melling Law, P.C. in downtown Cedar City. When not practicing law, Tyler is either spending time with his family, teaching a class at Southern Utah University, or helping a friend prune their landscape trees. Tyler was born into an Air Force family and moved around until attending Southern Utah University. Before college, the only geographical constant in my life was that he would spend summers in Cedar City visiting family. After high school, Tyler returned to his roots in Cedar City to attend SUU, where he met his wife in the Opus Chamber Choir after serving an LDS mission in Slovakia. He graduated in 2012 in Economics with a minor in music performance. After his time at SUU, Tyler attended the University of Iowa College of Law. Right after graduation, Tyler and his family moved back to Cedar City where he started a law practice and later started teaching legal studies courses at SUU part-time. Tyler and Hannah are the parents of 3 adorable children that love this community. Since moving back to Cedar City in 2015, Tyler has served on the boards of the Cedar City Area Chamber of Commerce, Orchestra of Southern Utah, and Red Acre Center. In his free time, he loves gardening, brining and preserving food, tending to his chickens, and using those hobbies to teach his children how to work
R. Scott Phillipssphillips@cedarcity.org
2018 - 2021
For over 42 years, R. Scott Phillips has worked in the public relations, marketing, and theatre administration fields. He recently stepped down as executive director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah after guiding that organization as its CEO for a decade.
Mr. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University and continued his master’s degree in theatre administration at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. Mr. Phillips received the Outstanding Male Staff Member at Southern Utah University in 1990 and a 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Theatre Association.
Most recently Mr. Phillips was elected to serve a four-year term as a member of the Cedar City Council. While this is Mr. Phillips’ first venture into the elected political arena, he has been actively involved in political advocacy on the local, state, regional and national level for many years.
Mr. Phillips has lived in Cedar City for 44 years and is proud to call Cedar City his home. He enjoys travel, hiking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.