Department of Community and Neighborhoods


Welcome to the Department of Community & Neighborhoods

CAN is here to guide and promote the physical and economic development of Salt Lake City. Our goal is to provide leadership, policies and programs that will promote strong, vibrant neighborhoods and communities, and to proactively encourage the positive and orderly growth and development of the City. CAN advocates incorporation of the diverse interests of our community to reduce barriers and enhance leadership capacity to continue to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and play here.

The CAN Department is made up of seven divisions: Building Services, Engineering, Housing and Neighborhood Development, Planning and Transportation.  We have a hand in everything from public art to public way improvements.

CAN also houses the Civic Engagement Team, whose role it is to help city staff and officials facilitate better involvement and city-to-stakeholder dialogue.


Department Administration

Mike Reberg, Director
Michael Akerlow, Deputy Director
Brent Beck, Finance and Administrative Services Director
Galina Urry, Administrative Assistant
Telephone: 801-535-6230
Fax: 801-535-6005
City & County Building
451 South State Street, Room 404
PO Box 145486
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5486