Posts related to ‘Events’

Going Above and Beyond: Governor Announces 100,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Results

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

  When Gov. Herbert took office back in 2009, the unemployment rate in Utah was 8.4 percent. In January 2012, the unemployment rate in Utah dropped to 5.8 percent. Although significantly lower than the high of 8.4, we knew Utah could do better. During the 2012 State of the State address, Gov. Herbert set a […]

Governor’s response to the arrests of former attorneys general

Posted on: July 15th, 2014

Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the arrests of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow: “This is a sad day for Utah. The entire situation, regardless of how the legal process plays out, is a black eye for our state. While we respect the rule of law and due process, […]

Independence Day

Posted on: July 4th, 2014

  *The following contains highlights from the Governor’s Independence Day Sunrise Service remarks, given this morning  Since the 2nd Continental Congress approved Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence on July 2nd, 1776, John Adams told his wife Abigail that is the day our nation’s independence would likely be celebrated every year thereafter.  “I am apt to […]

Letter of Condolences

Posted on: July 3rd, 2013

By Governor Gary R. Herbert   Dear Governor Janice K. Brewer, Jeanette and I offer our heartfelt condolences to you and the residents of Arizona for the tragic loss of the nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot fire crew. The fallen firefighters were heroic public servants who sacrificed their lives in order to protect […]

2012 Energy Summit

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

by Governor Gary R. Herbert A few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit the site at Camp Williams where the National Security Agency is building its first Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (CNCI) Data Center – which will be called, simply, the Utah Data Center when it is complete. TheUtahDataCenteris a nearly $2 billion […]

Event of the Week: Honoring Our Nisei Veterans

Posted on: November 18th, 2011

By Gary R. Herbert Governor I was  privileged to honor the Nisei Veterans  of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Infantry Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service on Veterans Day. I was overcome with feelings of honor and reverence as we paid tribute to these true American heroes. Their story is one to be […]