Mission Statement for The Marshall N. White Center
Provide a clean, wholesome environment that serves as a safe haven for citizens to participate in a wide spectrum of activities, programs and opportunities sensitive to the diverse populations of Ogden. Promote healthy lifestyles for all ages through fitness programs, educational opportunities, and maintenance of recreational facilities. Maintain an open, inviting atmosphere that encourages cooperation, volunteerism, builds partnerships and fosters a sense of community spirit. Serve as a resource for distribution of information and referrals within community and encourage citizens participation in programs of the center.
Voted Committee Chair, as he is Marshall White's son.
Born in Ogden, graduated from Bonneville High School, attended Weber State prior to interning at Weber Basin Job Corps where he completed 34 years of civil service and retired in 2012.
He wants the Marshall White Center to have a positive impact on the Ogden community for another 50 years.
GOAL Foundation- Operations Manager
MNW Committee Member, serving on the Community Outreach and Programming Committee.
Clairesse likes to describe herself as a professional with a purpose, connection. "I invest my time in people and have a genuine interest in fostering those relationships." When Clairesse isn't planning the next big event, connecting people, or volunteering, she loves to travel with her husband, hike with her girlfriends, spend time with her family and dine on patios with her sweet puppies Spaghetti and Gigi.
I currently work for the GOAL Foundation. I have been with GOAL for the past seven years. Through my profession, I have had the opportunity to be a part of events that bring our community together through shared experiences. I live the Get Out And Live philosophy and take great pride in encouraging others to do so. I share the commitment to nurturing our youths potential, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Ogden ACE MNW Committee Member, and on the Community Outreach Sub-Committee
She has been with the city for almost three years and has worked many events to help support Ogden Community partners. She helps feature events, businesses, and artists in Ogden through social media to bring a greater presence in the community. Esparza works closely on the monthly Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee meetings along with events such as the Mayor's Awards, Arts on the Town, and the Art Stroll. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time her family.
“I wanted to be on the committee to help be part of something amazing. To let people, know that we are here to help and want to hear from them. The Marshall N. White Center will have changes, but that is good because we want the community to be part of it.”
Workday; Policy & Procedures Sub-Committee
Sean graduated from Weber State University in 2012 in Theatre, and he's currently back at Weber State about half-way through completing the Master of English degree program. He has been a theatre artist, visual artist, songwriter, and advocate for the arts since he can remember. He's worked in several fields including Domestic Violence Advocacy, Human Resources, and Information Technology. He's volunteered with Visit Ogden, Ogden Marathon, United Way of Northern Utah, Ogden CAN, NEXT Ensemble, and several other local organizations. He lives on Historic 25th Street with his husband Taylor, dog Ted, and cat Tina.
I spent my evenings from the 5th grade through high school doing theatre and taking advantage of the services provided by the Riverton City Arts Council, which was instrumental in my success. I understand how important Community Centers are and I wanted to serve as a voice on this committee to help make sure we don't lose this vital resource.
YMCA of Northern Utah:Regional Director MNW Committee Member and on the Community Outreach Sub-Committee
Twenty years experience with YMCAs on the east coast that includes positions from Senior Program Director to Associate Executive Director. In 2009, Tom took a break from the YMCA to be an entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO, he started and developed three national LLC's. After ten years, Tom was ready to jump back into the YMCA world and joined the YMCA of Northern Utah team in 2020. He is excited to support the programs in Weber county and is passionate about building community relationships, seeing growth in programs, and about expanding the YMCA presence in Ogden.
Being an active member of the Marshall White Committee, will provide the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those that will utilize the center.
Priscilla Martinez Jambor
Community Health Specialist at Intermountain Healthcare MNW Committee Member and a Community Outreach Sub-Committee Member
Priscilla is a fierce advocate of technical education and following your passion. She guides young parent students through the enrollment process and is committed to getting them excited about their future possibilities. In 2019 Priscilla was presented with an excellence service award by Ogden Weber Technical College.
Priscilla is also involved in the Ogden community and is an active member of the Ogden Civic Action Network, Marshall White Advisory Committee, and the Ogden Multicultural Task Force. She has chaired the Ogden Diversity Commission and was involved in laying down the foundation for the commission. She is also a pioneer of the first Voto Latino Chapter in Ogden.
I wanted to join the Marshall N. White center committee because I believe that the center is a pillar and a symbol for the Ogden Community. I wanted to be a part of the change and revamp of the center by making sure that residents of the Ogden community were included and heard in decisions affecting the center. Ultimately, I would like to see the Marshall N White center transform into what the community needs!
Weber County Sheriffs Department MNW Committee Member
I graduated from Weber State University in Child and Family Studies and Spanish. I married my best friend and we have the coolest baby girl in the world. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, being outdoors, and serving others.
I wanted to be on the committee for the opportunity to further support the community. I have worked in the community for almost 10 years now with a variety of different programs and just know we live in the best county in the state, its great to be in a place that serves one another so much.
Gerad "Butch" Sawyer
MNW Committee Member, He is also on our Community Outreach sub-committee.
A little bit about him... I’m a long-term resident of Ogden and made it my home after attending Utah State University in the early 70’s. I am a founding member of Project Success Coalition, a local non-profit serving youth and families in health, education, and cultural arts. In this role, I have worked to provide programming and opportunities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion including the Utah Juneteenth Festival, Community Kwanzaa, Gift of Love Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners along with tobacco and health programs. I have committed the past 40+ years as a community builder, change agent and mentor. I retired from Ogden City after 23 years while serving as Asst. Director and later Director of the Marshall White Center. This position provided me the opportunity to know and work with countless youth, families, staff, administrators, supporters, and volunteers. One of those families is the White family. Walking into the Marshall White Center gave me a sense responsibility and honor, to be a part of keeping the legacy of the late Marshall N. White alive and well.
I’m married to Betty Sawyer and have been blessed with four sons, a daughter and as of December 2020, a proud grandpa of twelve grandchildren, which brings me great joy and purpose.
Why he wanted to be on the committee... My desire as a board member, now that "I wear a different hat" is to help ensure that the Marshall N. White Community Center continues to be a cornerstone in Ogden, a beacon of hope and a lifeline to the next generation of youth and families. I look forward to working with the community as we determine what the future holds for the “New and Improved" version of the Center.
Mangement Services Director for Roy City MNW Committee Member and on the Policy and Procedures Sub-Committee
Camille is enthusiastic about people and bringing them together to connect and accomplish great things. Camille has worked in local government finance for over 16 years and loves being a part of communities she works for and supports and encourages others to get involved in their local governments. When Camille isn't working, she enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband, laughing with friends and family, reading, and practicing yoga.
I worked for Ogden City for over 10 years. During my time there, I watched time and money invested into the Marshall White Center and witnessed the impact it had on the community as the basketball courts, futsol courts, and building renovations were completed. I'm excited to see the Marshall White Center be revitalized to its full potential and be a place for the community to come together.