Following in the footsteps of her pioneering ancestors who helped settle New Harmony, Washington, and St. George cities, Wendi Bulkley is ready to lead. Wendi brings more than 20+ years’ experience in public administration, tourism, management, marketing, events, and fundraising within Washington County that will offer a unique and authentic lens and invaluable experience to our city council.

Professional Background: Wendi is currently the Associate Field Marketing Manager for TDS where she gives back and engages with countless community organizations. Through her outreach at TDS, Wendi has supported and/or volunteered for Peach Days, Heritage Days, Cotton Days, Huntsman World Senior Games, Washington County Fair, Southern Utah Home Builders, Washington County Board of Realtors, Iron County Home Builders, Kite Festival, Housing Action Coalition (Forum & Expo Subcommittee), Family Support Center, Neighborhood Connection, Paws, Children's Justice Center, Root for Kids, Switchpoint Homeless Shelter, Encircle, Washington City Rotary, Utah Food Bank, Southern Utah Assistance League, Washington County School District, and Utah Tech University. Before joining TDS, Wendi served as the Associate Athletic Director at Utah Tech University for five years where she also taught Sports & Recreation Marketing and Event Management courses. Wendi was integral in increasing athletic donations, forming the Trailblazer Athletic Club, and transitioning the athletic department to Division I. Wendi’s professional journey within the community began in Washington City where she spent 13 years in various positions including the Community Center Director, the Marketing/Events Manager, and the Economic Development Liaison. Wendi’s instrumental contributions to the city's growth and development earned her recognition as a trusted and influential figure within the community.

Civic Engagement: Wendi is currently the chair of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and the vice-chair of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce Sunshiners Ambassadors. Wendi is an active member of the Utah Tech Alumni Association, served for 10 years on the Utah Tech Alumni Board, is a volunteer coach for Utah Tech athletics, and serves as the Director of Engagement for the UT Women's Basketball Team. While attending Dixie State College, Wendi served as recruiting ambassador and ultimately as the college student body president. Wendi and her husband Jake both served missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Education: Wendi completed an associate degree from Dixie State College, a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management and Business Leadership from Utah Valley University, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Southern Utah University.

Meet the Bulkley Bunch

Wendi & Jake met while serving as Ambassadors for Dixie College. Wendi and her husband Jake Bulkley settled in Washington County in 2005. Jake has worked in law enforcement for 16 years and is currently a police officer for the town of Springdale. They are celebrating their 20th Anniversary this fall. The Bulkley’s have four children, (Bailey Mae, 18; Boston, 14; and Cooper and Campbell, 10), who all graduated from or are attending schools in the Washington County School District.

The Bulkley's spend their free time boating, jeeping, camping, fishing, hiking, and participating in youth sports throughout Washington County.

Currently, the Bulkley's are learning how to golf, wake surf, and play pickle ball. They can't get enough of the sunny weather here in St. George! They currently reside in Serenity Hills and absolutely love their neighborhood here in St. George.


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