Board of Directors




George Greenwood
Board Member 2013 to Present
George Greenwood was born in Salt Lake City in 1950. George moved to Draper as a child in 1956 when his family purchased a home from Anne Enniss. He attended the local schools, graduated from Jordan High School in 1968, and immediately enlisted in the military. While attending Utah State, George met his wife Louann Day. After they were married George went to work in construction. He enjoys building, and after working for Henry Page and Jack Kerbs for 12 years, he started Greenwood Construction Company in 1979, focusing on commercial construction. George was the owner of Greenwood Construction until 2002 when he sold the company. Since selling the company, George and Louann have been able to enjoy their 6 children and 23 grandchildren, serve missions, and do voluntary work in the area. In 2001 they began a restoration of an old Draper home and farm that they purchased from Marjorie Clements.

George is currently back to work part time for Big Tree Construction, a business owned by his son. Mr. Greenwood is a Class A Stockholder.

WP01c1 Vice President

Dale Smith
Board Member 2013 to Present
Dale Smith, a Draper resident since 1965, is co-owner of Dale T. Smith &
Sons Meat Packing Company. He is also a descendant of Ebenezer Smith and Absalom Brown, some of the first settlers of Draper. He and his wife Joanne have 5 children and 26 grandchildren.
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Greg J Matis
Board Member 2015 to Present
Greg J. Matis has lived in Draper since 1996 with his wife Kellie and their three children. Mr. Matis is Deputy General Counsel with Intermountain Healthcare. He is an adjunct professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, where he teaches health law and policy. He serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. He also serves on the Board of the Draper Community Development Corporation. Mr. Matis has a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he was on the managing board of the University of Chicago Law Review. After law school, he clerked for the Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.
Past President
Ryan Daw
Board Member 2004 to Present
Mr. Daw has lived in Draper since 1985. Mr. Daw thoroughly enjoys living in Draper and is continually striving to keep Draper a thriving community. Mr. Daw is a General Contractor and owner of Judd Construction, as well as a developer with RS Daw Building & Development. He has been in the construction industry since 1973, working in the commercial, industrial and high-end residential arena. Mr. Daw has been on the board of directors for Draper Irrigation Company since 2004 and has enjoyed watching the company’s many accomplishments. Mr. Daw is a Class A Stockholder.
Kent S. Ware
Board Member 2011 to Present
Kent was born in American Fork in 1953. He lived in Draper from kindergarten through graduation from Jordan High School in 1972, then again from 1994 to the present. He and his wife Karen have been restoring one of the early pioneer homes on Fort Street, directly across the street from the home where he grew up. Mr. Ware graduated from BYU with a BA in communications and began his career with McGraw-Hill in New York City. He was soon recruited by Deseret Book where he was employed from 1976 to 2015. He has served as Marketing Manager, Art Director, Director of Publishing, Director of Special Projects and most recently as the manager of the flagship store in the City Creek Center. He retired from Deseret Book in 2015. He is a Class A Stockholder.
Tom Ward
Board Member 2018 to PresentTom and his wife Nikki Ward have lived in Draper for over 20 years. During that time they enjoyed raising their children, Chris and Katie, while being involved in the community at a time when Draper also grew up nicely from a small farming town to a vibrant destination community. Tom was raised operating the family ranch near Carson City, Nevada and obtained his civil/environmental engineer degree from Gonzaga University.  Specializing in water, Tom worked over 28 years as a professional design consultant and public utility manager of canals, water treatment plants and water systems. He has also served on several water boards including the Utah Lake Water Users and East Jordan Irrigation Company.   Tom is currently Director of Sandy City Public Utilities. In his free time, Tom enjoys running, hiking, biking, skiing and exploring with family and friends.
Stephen L. Tripp
1999 to Present
Stephen L Tripp has been a director on the Draper Irrigation Board of Directors since 1999 and served as the Board President from 2002 to October of 2009. Since returning from serving an LDS mission with his wife in October 2010 he again served as President of the Board until 2017.   Mr. Tripp has lived in Draper for over 35 years with his wife Sherry and their eight children.  Six of their children have also chosen to make their home in Draper. Mr. Tripp has been a general contractor for more than 40 years doing commercial construction and development.  His family-owned business, Trico Realty & Investment Co., is also located in Draper. He previously served on Draper City’s Board of Adjustments for over 10 years.  Mr. Tripp is a Class A Stockholder.