Board Member


Jayme Blakesley grew up in Millcreek with Mt. Olympus as the backdrop of his youth.

After completing a degree in Philosophy at Brigham Young University, falling in love, and graduating law school at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Jayme traded his beloved mountains for a bicycle commute among the rivers, trees, and monuments of Washington, DC, where he spent a decade working for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration.

With two children starting school and one more on the way, Jayme’s family felt the pull of the West and moved to Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Northwest was a revelation to Jayme as he learned the “Oregon Story,” experienced the majesty of tall trees, and again had a mountain view to the east. He spent every free moment hiking, biking, paddling, and skiing.

Jayme returned to Utah in 2015 as General Counsel of the Utah Transit Authority, where his office helped draft the Mountain Accord. He became acquainted with Save Our Canyons when he testified before the U.S. Congress alongside Carl Fisher in support of the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act.

In 2018, Jayme joined the law firm of Hayes Godfrey Bell, P.C., where he focuses in transportation, local government, and real estate law.

Jayme lives in Holladay with his wife Katie and their three children. When he isn’t working, you can find him on skis, or with a ball or book in hand.