Mayor and City Council Members


Mayor Erik Craythorne

Growing up in West Point City, Mayor Erik Craythorne attended many City Council meetings with his father who previously served on the West Point City Council.  At an early age, Erik realized the importance of being involved and letting his voice be heard in order to ensure a quality of life that he, his children and fellow residents could enjoy. 

Erik graduated from Clearfield High in 1992 before obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Utah.  He has been employed most of his life by Craythorne Construction, a family owned business.  Erik and his wife Jil have six children, and as such, are great supporters of all the recreation programs West Point City has to offer.  They love to attend ball games throughout the year at the Junior High and various City parks.   In Erik’s spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with his family.

As a past member of the West Point City Council, and as the current West Point City Mayor, Erik has strived to make sure that the decisions that he and the City Council make allow West Point City to continue to be a great place to live, while at the same time keeping a tight hold of West Point’s remarkable heritage.  In addition to serving as Mayor, Erik serves as the West Point Liaison for the Council of Governments, the North Davis Fire District Board and the Wasatch Integrated Waste Management Board.

City Council

West Point City Council Members are elected at-large in non-partisan elections held every other year.
Council members serve 4 year terms and are responsible for the legislative affairs of the City.

Jerry Chatterton

Jerry, his wife Teri, and their five children have been a part of this wonderful West Point community since March of 1977.  Three of their five children and spouses and 10 of their 16 grandchildren still call West Point “home”.  Jerry enjoys supporting and attending his family’s sporting and cultural activities.  His hobbies include gardening, fishing, four wheeling and camping.

Jerry has worked in the construction industry since 1977, is owner of Mountain View Construction, Inc. and has been a General Contractor since 1996.  Currently, Jerry serves as the City Council liaison on the School Safety Committee, if President of the Mosquito Abatement District- Davis and serves on The North Davis Fire District Board.

Jerry feels that by serving on the West Point City Council, he is, in some small way, able to give back to the community that helped him and his wife raise their five children, knowing that it takes a community to raise a family.

Jerry appreciates the Mayors and City Council Members and the staff that he has had the privilege to work with.  He is grateful for the opportunity that he has to serve the citizens of West Point and is confident with the direction that the city is progressing. 


Andy Dawson

Andy Dawson lived in Morgan and Uintah before he and his wife moved to West Point in 1995, where they have chosen to raise their two daughters.  Andy is currently employed with the Davis Hospital and Medical Center as the Director of Medical Imaging.  He is also working on his Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare. 

Andy and his family enjoy camping, fishing, watching movies, riding motorcycles, and spending time with each other. 

 Andy served on the West Point City Planning Commission for seven years, where he gained   considerable knowledge which he felt could be beneficial to the West Point City Council.  Andy has been appointed as the West Point City Liaison for the North Davis Sewer District.  Andy enjoys working beside and associating with the West Point City residents, the West Point City Council Members, and the surrounding Communities, which he feels are the best around.

Kent Henderson

Kent Henderson was born in Preston, Idaho.  He moved to Utah and spent most of his formative years in Clearfield.  He graduated from Davis High School and Weber State College earning a B.S. in Accounting.  He retired from Hill Air Force Base in 2009 after 39 years of service with approximately 30 years of those years in financial management.  He also retired from the Utah National Guard in 2002 after 37 years of service.  He married his wonderful wife Ruth Ann in 1968 and moved to West Point where they raised their three children.  Currently, their two daughters and seven of their 13 grandchildren reside in West Point.

Kent served two years on the West Point City Planning Commission.  In 2009, he was elected to the West Point City Council.  He currently serves on the 4th of July celebration committee and is the liaison between the City Council and the Planning Commission.

Kent is pleased to continue serving the great citizens of West Point and maintain the quality of life that he has enjoyed for the past 44 years.

Gary L. Petersen

Gary Petersen was raised in the Clinton and West Point area and graduated from Clearfield High before receiving his accounting degree from Weber State University. Gary is one of the founding partners of Adams & Petersen CPAs, LLC in Clearfield.  From his CPA experience, Gary has gained abundant knowledge of many different industries and many levels of government.

Gary’s hobbies include spending time with his wife Carolyn, their four children and grandchildren.  He also enjoys cycling on the quiet rural roads of West Point, and just completed the Logan to Jackson bike race for the 3rd time, biking 206 miles in one day.  In the past, Gary served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Davis Chamber of Commerce and he recently concluded four years of service as the Chamber's Transportation Committee Chairman.

Currently, Gary serves on the West Point City Council where his council assignments include Mayor Pro-tem, West Point City Liaison to the Youth Council, and Chairman of the Board for the North Davis Fire District.  Gary believes everyone should “give back” to the community in which they live and enjoys having the opportunity to help shape the future of this great Community.

Jeff Turner

Jeff and his wife Heather lived in Centerville before moving to West Point. Jeff was raised in Centerville and Heather is a native of West Point . They moved to West Point about 16 years ago and they both love and enjoy the people and lifestyle of the West Point community. They have 1 boy and 2 girls who are the joy of their lives.

Jeff is currently self-employed as an Electrical Contractor with a rich family heritage in the electrical business. That heritage was seeded and grown by his grandfather who learned the trade while serving in WW ll. Jeff is grateful for the privilege to develop and strengthen the tradition by following in the footsteps of his family.

Jeff’s hobbies are spending time with his family, golfing with his son and neighbors and working in his yard. Jeff is also grateful for the chance to serve the residents of West Point by working with the city council, mayor and city staff. He is excited to do his part in helping to make West Point city robust and a friendly place to live.

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