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Utah tops nation in volunteer hours donated for 11th year

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

For the eleventh straight year, Utahns have donated more volunteer hours than any other state in America. In 2015, 844,023 Utahns volunteered a total of 170 million hours of service, according to a report from the Corporation for National & Community Service. “It is an honor for Utah to once again be recognized as the […]

Be a friend, not a bully: A message to Utah students

Posted on: November 15th, 2016

Governor Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utah students to create a culture of respect and inclusivity in their schools in a video message posted to his Facebook page Tuesday for Bullying Prevention Week. “Bullying can significantly hamper a student’s ability to learn and develop emotionally,” Gov. Herbert said. “It ends with each of us taking a […]

Apply Now: State of Utah seeks professional board members

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016

APPLY HERE: boards.utah.gov/board Are you interested in serving on a professional board for the State of Utah? We need dedicated individuals with professional expertise to represent their communities and help influence policies. We are now accepting applications for board members to represent the public on the following boards: Athletic Trainers Licensing Board; Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Electrology […]

Governor encourages regular screenings during breast cancer month kickoff

Posted on: October 7th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Utah during a special ceremony that included breast cancer survivors, patients and community partners on Friday. “We are here today because there isn’t a person in Utah who hasn’t been affected by breast cancer in one way or another,” Gov. Herbert said. “We […]

Governor: Reliable, affordable energy critical for growing population

Posted on: October 5th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert met with energy stakeholders and government officials to discuss the state’s key energy and environmental opportunities at the second Utah Air & Energy Symposium held Wednesday. “It’s critical that we maintain reliable and affordable energy resources to keep pace with our growing population,” Gov. Herbert said. “Energy touches every part of […]

Utah’s work-based education model expands into life sciences industry

Posted on: September 27th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that the state’s successful work-based learning model in which students train with industry leaders will be replicated into the life sciences field on Tuesday. The Medical Innovations Pathways Program (MIP) prepares high school and college students for careers in life sciences through concurrent enrollment courses made possible by a unique […]

Gov. encourages Utahns to spread hope, awareness on Suicide Prevention Day

Posted on: September 9th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns to spread hope and raise awareness as they pay special tribute to the precious lives lost to suicide on Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. “Today we pay special tribute to the precious lives that were lost and we bring greater awareness to an issue that is deeply personal […]

State employees on track to meet government efficiency goal

Posted on: September 8th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert praised state employees who are on track to meet a statewide goal of increasing efficiency in government by 25 percent during the third annual Utah OPS Conference held Thursday. “Our state employees are improving government efficiency through greater innovation and effectiveness than ever before,” Gov. Herbert told the crowd. “Your efforts […]

Governor signs safety restriction on drones for increased wildfire protection

Posted on: July 19th, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed a bill Sunday that enhanced penalties for operating drones in flight restriction areas during wildfires and allows law enforcement officers to neutralize drones in certain cases. The measure came after drones interfered with fire suppression efforts this summer on multiple occasions. “Public safety has always been my top priority and […]

Utah named ‘Top State’ for business in CNBC ranking

Posted on: July 19th, 2016

Utah was named the No. 1 state for business in CNBC’s 10th annual Top States ranking released Tuesday. The study highlighted the state’s strong job growth, robust technology sector and industrious workforce. “Our long traditions of collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship have earned us a spotlight on the nation’s economic map​, and ​businesses have noticed,” said […]