Meet Our Department

Barry Burton - Community & Economic Development Department Chair

Biography: Barry has been a planner with Davis County since 1979 and is also a licensed
landscape architect.  During his career he has served as city planner to several Davis County cities
including, Syracuse, Farmington, Kaysville, Fruit Heights, Woods Cross and South  Weber City. Barry has been a project manager for many major new building construction projects for  Davis County including the Legacy Center, the Davis Conference Center, the Davis  County Health Department, the North Davis Senior Activity Center, the Children’s  Justice Center, Davis County Administration Building and Headquarters Library and  most recently the Kaysville Branch Library. He is the chairman of the Davis County Arts Advisory Committee, Davis County COG  Administrator and a member of the Board of Directors for Friends of Antelope Island

Area Of Responsibility:

(801) 451-3284

Jeff Oyler - Davis County Planning Manager


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(801) 451-3359

Shawn Beus, JD - Economic Development Manager

Biography: Previously, Shawn worked as Economic Development Manager in Salt Lake City and Ogden City, specializing in economic development finance and small business development.  Shawn has also been a non-profit housing developer and executive director, assisted living administrator, and health law and general practice attorney.  Shawn spent eight years on his hometown Hooper City planning commission and City Council. He earned associate's degrees at Weber State and Salt Lake Community College, a bachelors from BYU in Management, and a law degree from the University of Utah.  Having lived in the Canary Islands of Spain, Shawn speaks Spanish as a second language. Shawn is on several boards including Local First Utah, Neighborworks Salt Lake Expansion Committee, Governor’s Refugee Employment Committee, Advisory Board of Utah Communites Fund, and the board of Centerpoint Legacy Theater (Davis Center for Performing Arts). In his spare time Shawn enjoys hiking, biking, has completed 3 marathons and somehow still enjoys running (slowly), sports, travel, movies, music, theater, current events, local government, and deciding who to cheer for between the red, blue, and purple.

Area Of Responsibility: Under the direction of the Davis County Commission, Shawn J. Beus oversees all economic development efforts for Davis County including business expansion and retention, small business loans through the Davis Fund for Economic Development, and is administrator of Davis County Council of Governments.

(801) 451-3216

Randy Cook - Tourism & Events Manager


Randy has been instrumental in supporting Layton City’s Midtown Trolley free-fare zone and recently organized the first ski bus service from Midtown Layton area to Snowbasin Resort that will accommodate the out-of-state and local skier market.

Randy’s experience in event planning and marketing began while working at KSL-TV.  He served as Events Director and oversaw the planning and sponsorship sales activity for such events as The Franklin Quest Senior PGA Golf Tournament in Park City, the Stein Erickson Celebrity Ski Challenge at Deer Valley, and the annual Days of ’47 SKL Parade. 

He has served as Chairman of several community events including the Salt Lake Parade of Homes, the 2002 Paralympic Torch Run through Kaysville City, and the Davis Chamber’s Taste of the Town event in Layton City.  Randy served as president of the Kaysville Rotary Club and race director of the club’s main fundraiser—the Run for Reading July 4th 5K / 10K Run in Kaysville City.  He currently serves as an honorary commander at Hill Air Force Base in Layton.

Area Of Responsibility: Work with hospitality, business and government sectors of the County to unify and strengthen the tourism industry and increase tourism tax revenues in Davis County, Create and support major events within the County such as the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, The Moonlight Bike Ride at Antelope Island, the Lagoon 1/2 Marathon and several region-wide events like the All-Poly Football Camp and 7-or-7 Football Challenge.

(801) 451-3237

Tony Thompson - Planning Specialist/Property Manager

Biography:  Tony can do anything. He will get it done before anyone knows it needed to be done.

Area Of Responsibility: Guides the County on property sales; reviews plans and code enforcement

(801) 451-3279

Neka Roundy, MA - Community Development Specialist

Biography: Graduated Brigham Young University with a Masters of Art and was a Doctoral Program Candidate through the University of Utah. Former Mayor of Kaysville City, City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission member.  Current and former member of numerous boards  including the Governor’s Great Salt Lake Advisory Committee, Wasatch Front Regional Council, Friends of Antelope Island, and American Association of University Women.

Area Of Responsibility: Community activities including Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, Commissioners’ Cup Golf Tournament, and Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride. Marketing creation and implementation for selected events and business retention through visits and legislative action.

(801) 451-3282

Megan Christensen - Economic Development Coordinator

Biography: Megan graduated from Weber State University with her Bachelor's in Business Administration & Marketing and received her Associate's from Utah State University. After graduating, Megan worked for a home builder for two years in their marketing and land acquisition departments. In 2015 she started with Davis County as the Tourism Services Coordinator and then was promoted to Economic Development Coordinator. She enjoys interacting with the public and telling the story of what Davis County has to offer.  In her free time she enjoys being outdoors on the trails, rivers, and lakes. She also enjoys baking, creating and playing with her dog.

Area Of Responsibility: Helps with economic development in the county. Assists with small business loans through the Davis Fund and coordinates Davis Council of Governments efforts.

(801) 451-3285

Haley Rodgers - Tourism Services Coordinator

Biography: Haley grew up in Davis County where she constantly spent time exploring the outdoors and playing at Lagoon. To this day she stays very immersed in the outdoors; camping, hiking and snowboarding any chance she gets. Her favorite hiking trail in Davis County is South Deuel Creek Trail, because she loves hearing the running water and hiking into the shaded mountain side. She is very passionate about the arts. In her free time she is a floral desiger for weddings and events and a music therapist - playing the guitar and singing for hospice patients. She is always up for adventure and travel. Her favorite travel companions are her boyfriend Rod and dog Luna. Haley's life motto is: "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine." - Anthony J. D'Angelo. 

Area Of Responsibility: Manage social media, manage website content, oversee online advertisements, plan marketing strategies, assist in event planning, provide information to Davis County tourism inquiries, and more.

(801) 451-3280

Debbie Sherman - Administrative Assistant


Area Of Responsibility: Under the direction of the Community and Economic Development Director, Debbie handles all office-related functions and assists the Planning Commission, Art Committee as well as the Active Transportation Committee.

(801) 451-3279

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Our professional economic development staff team offers a variety of resources to help local, state, national and global businesses develop their economic potential in the Davis County area.