Annual Events

Envision Utah holds three annual events, including the Corporate Friends Breakfast, Common Good Awards Luncheon, and Envision Utah Governor's Quality Growth Awards.

2018 Quality Communities Academy

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In early 2017, Envision Utah partnered with some of the most knowledgeable planners, designers, community development leaders, and other professionals to host the first annual Quality Communities Academy, a two-hour academy covering topics essential to the development of successful centers. Click here to learn more about the first Quality Communities Academy.
The Quality Communities Academy is tailored towards planning commissioners and city councilors and will focus on some of the most important topics and considerations for developing quality communities. Academy speakers will include Julie Bjornstad from the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Jim Wood from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, Ari Bruening from Envision Utah, Evan Curtis from the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, and Susan Becker from Zions Bank.

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The workshop will be broadcast through the Utah State University Extension campuses in eight counties across the state; we will email you after your purchase to confirm which location you will be attending. These locations are:

Salt Lake County -- Salt Lake City Campus

920 West Levoy Drive, Room 146

Taylorsville, UT 84123

Davis County -- Kaysville Education Center

80 East Sego Lily Drive, Room KEC-135

Kaysville, Utah 84037

Box Elder County -- Brigham City Regional Campus

989 South Main Street, Room C114

Brigham City, Utah 84302

Cache County -- Utah State University

980 East 700 North, Distance Education Building Room #105

Logan, UT 84321

Utah County -- Orem Education Center

1875 South State Street, Suite T 102

Orem, Utah 84097

Uintah County -- Uintah Basin -- Vernal

320 North Aggie Blvd, Room B110

Vernal, Utah 84078

Sanpete County -- Ephraim Education Center (Snow College)

325 West 100 North, Room E

Ephraim, Utah 84627

Washington County -- Dixie State University

224 South 700 East, Dixie Holland Conference Center, Room 550

St George, Utah

Grand County -- Moab Education Center

125 West 200 South, West Building Room 102

Moab, Utah 84532

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to learn more.

 

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Spring Breakfast 2017

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Thank you for a terrific (and record breaking) Spring Breakfast this year. Panelists from Ancestry, Pluralsight, Instrucutre, and Silicon Slopes discussed the future of the tech boom in Utah and had some keen insights into what we can all do to make sure Utah is booming for years to come. 

For those who couldn't make it, (and those who want a refresher) here are some key takeaways from the discussion: 

Diversity:
Panelists said they want to hire the best talent wherever they can find it, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or religion, but they also want their workforce to reflect their customers from around the country. Utah may not be as diverse as other places with major tech hubs, but we can support our economy by being welcoming and inviting to everyone as individuals and as a larger community. Panelists also discussed gender gap issues and the importance of ensuring fair compensation for women as well as mentoring programs to help women see technology and sciences as available career paths.

Air Quality:
According to a recent Envision Utah survey of employees at high-tech firms, air quality is the number one reason these tech employees might leave Utah. Panelists agreed and said cleaning up the air should be a top priority to nurture the tech industry. They suggested electric cars, alternative energy sources, and more efficient buildings as important steps.

Education:
From increasing teacher salaries to more extensive internship programs, all panelists agreed that education in Utah is a top priority. They explained that they love to hire locally, if Utahns have the right skills and knowledge. But at the rate these companies are growing, Utah colleges and universities need to produce more top talent. 

Once again, thank you to our panelists and everyone who contributed to make this year’s breakfast such a major success. Those who attended came away with a great perspective on what we need to do help Utah’s industry continue thriving for years to come.



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Panel moderated by Robert Grow, CEO, Envision Utah

 

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Your Utah Your Future Awards

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In the past, Envision Utah’s Governor’s Quality Growth Awards recognized exemplary projects and communities that keep Utah beautiful, prosperous and neighborly for future generations. Having rebranded the awards as the Your Utah Your Future Awards, Envision Utah, the Governor’s Office, and the Quality Growth Commission are again looking to recognize projects that have made significant impacts on key topic areas in Utah, contributing to livability across the state.

The Your Utah Your Future Awards honor plans, developments, and other projects that support the implementation of the Your Utah, Your Future vision. By building attractive, lively, and safe environments, award-winning projects add value to our communities and support a Utah that is safe, secure, and resilient; prosperous; neighborly, fair and caring; and healthy, beautiful, and clean.


The 2017 Quality Communities Academy

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In early 2017, Envision Utah partnered with some of the most knowledgeable planners, designers, community development leaders, and other professionals to host the first annual Quality Communities Academy, a two-hour academy covering topics essential to the development of successful centers. This academy was be split into three segments, covering some of the most important topics and considerations for developing quality communities.

Common Good Awards Luncheon

Thank you for joining us this year to celebrate excellence in education!

Corporate Friends Breakfast

Thank you for a successful 2016 event!

 Envision Utah’s Corporate Friends Breakfast brings together Utah’s corporate leaders to discuss current issues impacting the state.