Buy Your Tickets: Envision Utah's 2018 Common Good Awards
We hope you'll join us for this year's Common Good Awards. Our event will focus in on Utah County and its future as a hotbed for growth as it adds more than one million residents over the coming years. We'll be joined by Utah Valley University's new president, Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez.
Following a rich and storied career in business, philanthropy, and academia, Dr. Tuminez became the seventh president of Utah Valley University in 2018. She is the first woman to serve full-time as UVU president. Raised in a small village in the Philippines, Dr. Tuminez rose to become a world leader in the fields of technology and political science, most recently serving as an executive at Microsoft.

 Dr. Tuminez will share her thoughts on the critical role education plays in manifesting the vision of a community and her commitment to strengthening the partnerships between Utah Valley University and the economic, civic, and social institutions of Utah County. Envision Utah will also be launching its Utah County Vision , an effort that will bring together the community to create a vision for the area.

Stay tuned for more details and be sure to get your tickets!

Monday, October 15, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
The Grand America Hotel, 555 Main Street, SLC, UT

Job opening – Associate Planner
Calling all planners: Envision Utah is looking for an experienced planner to support our visioning efforts! Typical responsibilities include:
  • Research and data collection/analysis
  • Development of maps and exhibits
  • Preparation of materials for meetings, community events, and reports
  • Writing/development of documents and reports
  • Day-to-day project/process coordination of increasingly complex projects
  • Meeting participation, assistance, and facilitation
  • Emerging leadership roles in meetings and community events, and/or emerging leadership roles in technical aspects of visioning

The associate planner position generally requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree (not necessarily in urban planning) in addition to a minimum of one year of experience. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please send you resume to Ryan Beck at

Building active, healthy, and connected communities: The Move Utah Summit
Join UDOT, UTA, MAG, WFRC, the Utah Department of Health, and Get Healthy Utah on Sep. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Move Utah Summit. This inaugural summit will be focused on building active, healthy, connected communities through the integration of transportation, land use, and health considerations.

How our communities are built has a direct impact on our health and how we get around. The summit will provide some great and unique opportunities for attendees to learn what they can do to make a difference. Click here for a flyer about the event.
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