Wayne Parker

Senior Advisor - City Planning and Management





“Fatherhood is the most important leadership role a man can have.”


Professional Background

Wayne Parker is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Provo, Utah and has served in that role since 2002.  As the CAO, he directs the day-to-day activities of Provo City government under the direction of the mayor.

Prior to his service in Provo, Wayne served for 8 years as the Director of Management Services for the City of Ogden, Utah.  Wayne also served as Ogden City’s lobbyist at the Utah State Legislature.

Among his important achievements in Provo have been his service as chair of Strike Force Prosperity that created and refined an economic development strategy for the City and chair of Provo Accelerated, a community visioning and planning effort to help the community take strategic advantage of being the second Google Fiber city in the U.S.

Interest Areas

Wayne and his wife Julie have five children and eight grandchildren. He has written articles on effective parenting and family leadership.  Wayne is also a published author, having recently written and published Power Dads: The 10 Basic Principles Successful Fathers Use to Raise Happy and Responsible Children.   Given his preference, in his spare time he would choose to spend time with his children and grandchildren, hike in Utah’s beautiful canyons, work in his garden or settle in with a great historical biography.

Education & Credentials

Wayne received his bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University.  He has received awards from the Utah League of Cities and Towns, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the City/County Communications and Marketing Association and was an L.P. Coookingham Fellow for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.