State Director for Utah
Michele Weaver brings a broad background of experience with her as RD’s newest Utah State Director. Weaver has experience working as a small business owner, spent time in the banking industry and non-profit sector. In 2018, she was appointed to the Utah Commission for Housing Affordability by Governor Gary Herbert where she effectively highlighted challenges in rural communities and lead efforts to increase funding and positively impact statewide policy. With more than 25 years of experience in affordable housing development, Weaver has been an instrumental advocate for rural Utah residents and their issues. She has provided economic development technical assistance and training, assisted nonprofit organizations and tribal housing developments and administered small business lending programs. Weaver is a finance graduate from the University of Utah and enjoys spending time outdoors, enjoying Utah’s unique geography.