"Envision Utah has been a great tool for us in communicating to companies that this is a community that works together."
Jeff Edwards, Executive Director, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, 2010
"Some 60% of [Utah] communities have adopted some Envision Utah-supported strategy through their codes and ordinances."
The Associated Press, 2006
"Utah, like many states, faces an economic imperative: guide growth and prosper or ignore growth and falter. Envision Utah provides the forum for the business community’s involvement on growth issues."
Lane Beattie, President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber
"Rarely has the voice of the citizenry been so thoroughly sought to stimulate cooperation in solving growth-related problems."
Deseret News Editorial, 1999
"The most cited [regional visioning] success is Envision Utah."
The Washington Post, 2006
"Envision Utah has been a constructive partner in developing a transportation system that relieves congestion and gets residents where they need to go."
John Njord, Executive Director, Utah Department of Transportation, 2008
"The magic of Envision Utah is that everybody collaborates for the common good, even though we may disagree on methods."
Brenda Scheer, Dean, College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah, 2010
"I've been a big supporter of Envision Utah because it supports private property rights and local control while helping citizens, developers and local elected officials see what ideas can enhance our quality of life and still maintain a vibrant economy."
Spencer F. Eccles, former Chairman, Wells Fargo Intermountain Banking Region, 2001
(Currently Chairman and CEO, George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation)
"The best way to perfect the future is to invent it ourselves through a community vision like the Quality Growth Strategy. This is the spirit of Envision Utah."
Natalie Gochnour, Vice President, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, 2002
(Currently Chief Operating Officer, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce)
"I really want to pay compliment to Envision Utah. You are being recognized in the most senior circles of public policy. This state is absolutely in need of your services."
Jon Huntsman, Utah Governor, 2008
(Currently the U.S. Ambassador to China)
"Envision Utah’s concept is notable and the effort deserves widespread support."
KSL Television Editorial, 2002
"Envision Utah has helped us all recognize that we can build communities in ways that preserve working farms, critical lands, and wildlife."
David Livermore, State Director, Nature Conservancy, 2008
"In 100 years, Salt Lake Valley’s west bench will be an enduring legacy of Envision Utah’s principles."
Peter McMahon, President, Kennecott Land, 2006
"Envision Utah has won the planning equivalent of four Oscars."
Michigan Land Use Institute, 2005
"KSL welcomes the completion of the Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow project facilitated recently by Envision Utah and involving as many as 16,000 voices in the community."
KSL television (a local NBC affiliate) editorial, 2010
"[Envision Utah’s] unique, bottom-up process, which is replicable and sustainable, is beginning to produce tangible results and represents an attractive model for planning the future."
Joseph O’Connor, Chairman, Urban Land Institute, 2002
"Implementing Envision Utah’s strategies will help conserve water and improve air quality as Utah’s population continues to grow."
Dianne R. Nielson, Ph.D., former Energy Adviser to the Utah Governor, 2008
"Envision Utah’s strategies make sense to a home builder. We need to create a variety of housing choices to meet the market’s needs."
Dan Lofgren, former president, Utah Home Builders Association, 2008
"[Envision Utah] provides the people of our region with the best opportunity in 150 years to direct the course of future development."
Gary Herbert, Utah Lt. Governor, 2002
(Currently Governor of Utah)
"Envision Utah’s concepts have become a national model."
Jon Huntsman, Utah Governor, 2006
(Currently the U.S. Ambassador to China)
"With broad community support, KSL is confident Envision Utah’s coordinated focus on the Jordan River will lead to renewed commitment to the river’s potential."
KSL television editorial, 2007
"[Envision Utah’s] intent – empowering Utahns to control and maintain their envied quality of life – is above reproach."
Deseret News Editorial, 2001