Romney Institute Alumni Board

Mike Johanson, EMPA 2008

Mike Johanson, EMPA 2008

Membership Information:

Current Position: Class Rep
Member Since: 2017

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Job Title: President and Manager
Company: Cottonwood Mutual Water Company
Location: Utah, United States


  • Golfing
  • Traveling
  • Canning
  • Rural Water Association of Utah
  • State of Utah Water Distribution Operator
  • National Rural Water Association Water University Water & Waste Water Management


Mike is currently employed as the president of Cottonwood Mutual Water Company, a small culinary water provider in Mountain Green, an unincorporated area of Morgan County, Utah. This position has helped Mike gain an increased understanding of the importance of water in fostering viable growth, development, and quality of life. He has worked for Cottonwood Mutual Water since 2010.

Prior to starting the EMPA program in 2005, Mike worked as an assistant parks superintendent and dabbled in the residential real estate market, where he owned several properties in Salt Lake City and Ogden. Mike likes to say when it comes to his education that he has three degrees of glory from Brigham Young University: a bachelor’s degree in turf management, a Master of Science in Horticulture, and a Master of Public Administration. He will let you guess which of the three he considers “celestial”.

In his spare time, Mike likes to golf, travel, and complete home-improvement projects around the house.