An editorial was recently published in the Salt Lake Tribune by Wilford W. Clyde, CEO of Clyde Companies Inc., former chairman of the Utah Manufacturers Association as well as the Salt Lake Chamber and previous president of the Utah Associated General Contractors. Following is an excerpt on his support for the project:
"As a sixth-generation and lifelong Utahn, father, grandfather and businessman, I support the development of the Lake Powell Pipeline.
Utah is filled with distinct and desirable communities, and Washington County is no exception. The culture is educated, caring, industrious and hardworking. Low taxes, top-tier infrastructure and effective local and state governments make it an outstanding place to live and do business. The quality of life for families and individuals of all ages can’t be beat and because of this there are people moving to this area from all parts of the country...
As the former mayor of Springville, I know the challenges that a growing region will face. There are ways to ensure that growth is for the betterment of the community. I’ve been part of such growth — where the community’s history is preserved, where quality of life is improved and resources are ensured for future generations.
In both my professional and personal life, I have strived to continually implement this mission of “building a better community.” I believe that by developing the Lake Powell Pipeline, Washington County can continue to grow and provide a place for people to raise their families and provide opportunities for their children to live and work in this beautiful area of our state."