Meet the Council
Tom Davis married Pat Child in 1965, Tom and Pat have a posterity of four children, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Tom has lived in Star Valley since 1969 and served on the following boards: Lower Valley Power, Star Valley Hospital, Star Valley State Bank, Afton Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Self Reliance, Inc., Silver Star Communication, and Star Valley Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.
Tom has owned and operated Tom Davis Agency (independent insurance agency) for thirty-three years and has been the broker of record for Star Valley Realty Co., LLC since 1975. Tom Received a Bachelor’s in Science from B.Y.U. in 1967 and is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints.
Barbara Sessions is Silver Star’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Barbara has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2002. Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wyoming.
Barbara currently sits on the US Telecom Engineering & Technology Policy Committee, as well as the US Telecom Traceback Committee. Barbara acts as a telecommunications consultant on the FirstNet Committee whose mission is to build, operate and maintain the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. Additionally, she sits on the Competitive Carriers Association’s Wireless Regulatory committee. Barbara is also very active in the community, having served on the Afton Planning and Zoning Committee and on the Star Valley Economic Develop Board. Barbara is married to her husband Rick and together they have three amazing children. In their free time, Barbara and her family enjoy camping, 4-wheeling and traveling to new places.
William Wilkes was elected to serve as a Councilman to the Town of Afton in January of 2019. His background is in education with an undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and a Masters in Teaching. William is currently employed by Star Valley Health and working as a Laboratory Scientist. William is an Afton native and a graduate of Star Valley High School. His beautiful wife is Karlee Wilkes, Daughter of Val and Debbie Harris of Smoot. William and his wife have two wonderful, energetic kids named Karson and Eden. William loves the outdoors and can be found on the river fishing or playing a round at Star Valley View Golf Course.
Abby Peavler Johnson was born and raised in Afton and has a deep-rooted affection for the town and it's residents. After several years away, she and her family returned to Afton in 2013 and shortly thereafter she began her career in Real Estate. Her understanding and appreciation of the greater Star Valley area and it's rich offerings are the driving force behind her community and civic involvement. She has a passion for growth, improvement and service and is dedicated to contributing to the vibrancy, strength and preservation of Afton as one of America's greatest small towns. In her free time, you'll find her gardening, soaking up the sun, exploring new places, photographing everything, or relaxing with friends and family.