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2018 Newsletters: 

CGA banner18 01August: This year's Common Good Awards will be held on October 15 at the Grand America Hotel. Our keynote speaker, UVU President Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez, will share her story of rising from extreme poverty to become an international leader in the tech industry. She'll also share her thoughts on Utah's position in the global market – and what that means for the fastest growing county and university in the state. Join UDOT, UTA, MAG, WFRC, the Utah Department of Health, and Get Healthy Utah on Sep. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Move Utah Summit. Click here to read the whole newsletter. 

NEWHOUSING1July: Density is a big deal lately, but rather than focusing solely on density, we should focus on how a project is designed. As of July 1, 2018, all water heaters sold or installed in Utah must be ultra-low NOx. This recommendation from our Clean Air Action Team will have big impacts on improving our air quality. Together with our teacher initiative task force, we narrowed a list of over twenty strategies to eleven key solutions and broke them up into four overarching approaches to handle Utah's teacher shortage: recruit, retain, and recover teachers, and elevate the teaching profession. Click here to read the whole newsletter. 

Utah Needs more Teaching Majors dragged 2June: The Envision Utah education team spent some serious time crunching some data to get a clearer picture of the Utah teacher shortage. They found that over the last decade, Utah has seen a significant decline in the number of new teachers coming from university teaching programs. They also found that getting more of these traditionally trained teachers is critical to having a healthy teacher workforce for our students. Phase 3 work is set to begin on the Point of the Mountain visioning effort. It will involve several different strategies to make the vision for the region a reality. Click here to read the whole newsletter. 

ED5A0526 2May: Envision Utah would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who made the 2018 Spring Breakfast another record-breaking success. Our panelists discussed the importance of collaboration on the proposed inland port project, and what our actions now will mean for future generations. Envision Utah's second annual Quality Communities Academy was another great success – a packed room of students, city councilors, planning commissioners, and other attendees at our various broadcast locations, listened to the academy speakers discuss the fiscal sustainability of centers, growth trends, the elements of centers that make them desirable places to live, and the benefits of well-planned centers. Click here to read the whole newsletter. 

QCA Logo 2018April: Envision Utah will hold the second annual Quality Communities Academy next month. It will feature some of the most knowledgeable planners, designers, community leaders, and other Utah professionals. Dr. Dana Suskind, Found and Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative deatiled some of the science behind early brain development in a Freakonomics podcast. Parents play a huge rule in their children's early brain development and education, and Envision Utah is committed to ensuring that all Utah kids are have the educational foundation they need to succeed.  Click here to read the whole newsletter.

CityBlocksMarch: Envision Utah was featured at the new City Blocks exhibit at the Leonardo Museum. The exhibit uses Legos to help visitors think like a city planner and consider what goes in to making a beautiful, livable, and sustainable city. The exhibit uses data from Your Utah, Your Future to highlight where we are as a state and where we are likely headed in areas like air quality, recreation, transportation, and more. Click here to read the whole newsletter.

 

Screen Shot 2018 02 21 at 10.37.42 AMFebruary: Envision Utah held its first teacher initiative task force meeting. The group discussed teacher shortage numbers, why college students don't choose teacher as a career, what keeps teachers in the classroom—and why they leave, and messaging strategies to change Utah's cultural perception of the teaching profession. Envision Utah also facilitated the kickoff of the the Clean Air Implementation Team with business, community, and government leaders to discuss strategies to clean our air. Click here to read the whole newsletter.

HOK POM V03 FINAL NEPHEW 02 1 January: After months of public input and analysis, Envision Utah finished Phase Two of the visioning process for the Point of the Mountain. The resulting vision combines preferred elements from each scenario and packages them into a vision based on what the public wants. Phase Three will be the final phase and will explore funding options for the needed infrastructure and economic development. In addition, we've recently charted building permits across the Wasatch Front and found an interesting change in our current marketplace. Since the recession, more than half of our new housing units have been townhomes, apartments, and condos—a huge change from traditional single-family home development. Click here to read the whole newsletter.

2017 Newsletters: 

ED5A9107 2 2December: The 2018 Common Good Awards featured author Amanda Ripley who shared remarkable insight into the ingredients that make up a world class education system. Envision Utah was also thrilled to host the program manager for early learning platform Vroom. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

 

26422016November: Utahns can now enjoy the finished Jordan River Parkway Trail, one of the longest continuous water/land recreation trails in the U.S. The trail spans from Provo to Farmington, connecting Utah Lake with the Great Salt Lake. 10 years ago, Envision Utah led the Blueprint Jordan River effort. Through those efforts, the Jordan River Commission was formed and has since worked to implement projects identified in Blueprint Jordan River, including the Jordan River Parkway Trail. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

Screen Shot 2017 10 30 at 9.57.40 AMOctober: Utah is facing a teacher shortage. Not only do we have a high number of teachers who leave the profession within their first 5 years, we also have too few students who choose to major in teaching to begin with. We want Utahns across the state to understand the teacher shortage so that we can start to find solutions, and this video is one way to help us get there. Click here to watch the video yourself, then share it with your family and friends! You can watch the video on YouTube and Facebook, and shorter versions of the video are already playing on TV. In the one week since its release, it has already been viewed over 200K times.

Screen Shot 2017 09 25 at 9.56.29 AMSeptember: As a part of our My Education, Our Future efforts, we've been doing research on the teacher shortage in Utah. It’s a serious and complex problem that’s been compounding every year, but our goal is to help every Utahn better understand this teacher shortage so that we can find solutions together. That's why we've been at work this month creating a video that highlights the realities of the teacher shortage and explains what we can all do to turn it around.We hope you enjoy a behind-the-scenes look from our video shoot last weekend. Stay tuned for the final video in the next couple weeks. Click here to read the whole newsletter.

2bd281fb 7728 4a60 9d3f 89e213484d8fAugust: Envision Utah launched a special early learning initiative in Granite School District preschools this month. Teachers talked with parents of over 2,500 students about the science of early learning and coached them on things they can be doing to build their kids' brains. We are working hard to reach our goal of meeting with all cities and townships in the Wasatch Front to educate them on the benefits of quality communities. So far we've made some great progress with South SLC, Riverton, and Murray. Click here to read the whole newsletter, including an article on the value of connected streets.

ScreenShot2017 07 20at12.56.36PM.125703July: This month the baseline scenario for the Point of the Mountain was released to the public at a Point of the Mountain Development Commission meeting. The scenario explores the outcomes for the area if we continue on our current course. In addition, the State Water Strategy Advisory Team recently presented recommendations for a 50-year water strategy. The strategy focuses on ways state / local leaders and businesses can work together to ensure a bright water future for our state. Click here for a more in-depth summary and link to the baseline scenario, a link to the water strategy, and an article about what's being done to clean Utah's air. 

 D5A7592.131657June: Congratulations to the 2017 Your Utah, Your Future award winners! Gov. Gary Herbert hosted the awards ceremony and honored 8 winners from projects and organizations throughout the state. We also hosted our kick off meeting for Phase 2 of the Point of the Mountain visioning process. The Utah State Water Strategy Advisory Team has finished its 50-year water strategy recommendations and is looking for public comment before the recommendations are sent to the Governor's office. Click here for a full list of the YUYF award winners, re-caps from the kick off meeting, a link to view the water strategy recommendations (and add your comment), and read an article we wrote on the amazing transformation the Jordan River is going through. 

Spring Breakfast 8.162235May: Thanks to everyone for a terrific (and record-breaking) Spring Breakfast! Panelists from the tech industry discussed what Utah needs to keep on booming. In collaboration with the Point of the Mountain Development Commission, we have released Phase 1 of the visioning process for the Point of the Mountain area. Click here to see the highlights from the breakfast, the summarized report, and an opinion article we wrote about the future of the housing industry in Utah. 

TRAXbyGalivan.115107April: In partnership with UTA, we finished a study focused on transit oriented development (TOD) and found that development with a half-mile of a rail station can bring incredible benefits to the community—for the economy, environment, and for traffic. We are teaming up with the Salt Lake County Office of Regional Development to conduct a series of Quality Communities training workshops for city council and planning commission members. The workshops will help members consider how to handle massive growth as the population almost doubles in the next 30 years. Click here to see the full version of the newsletter.

newsletterbanner noblue 01.094047March: The My Education, Our Future videos collectively received over a million views in the first month! Please continue to help us spread the word! Our Point of the Mountain workshops were a great success, as was our particpation in the 2017 Love UT Give UT giving event—thanks to matching grant we were able to raise over $1,000! Thank you! Click here to see the full version of the newsletter.

Screen Shot 2017 03 03 at 12.42.02 PMFebruary: We hosted two public workshops for Point of the Mountain this month. Thanks for coming out to share your vision for the area!
Introducing the brand new My Education, Our Future website! Together we can improve education in Utah.
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Screen Shot 2017 03 03 at 12.12.35 PMJanuary: Provo City released its long-anticipated Clean Air Toolkit for residents and businesses this month.
We need your input for the growth of Point of the Mountain area! Public workshops are coming.
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2016 Newsletters:

 DanaSuskindCGAs 2016 1 5.102143Thanks for attending our biggest-ever Common Good Awards! They were a huge success!
Envision Utah was also chosen to lead the Point of the Mountain long-range visioning effort.
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CGA banner cropped 02Save the date for Utah's 2016 Common Good Awards!
We also had a story on agriculture run in the Desert News.
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Corporate FriendsThank you for attending our 17th annual Corporate Friends Breakfast!
We also had a story on agriculture run in the Desert News.
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Corporate Friends InviteYou're invited to our 17th annual Corporate Friends Breakfast!
Reserve your spot now! 
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LonnieLonnie Bullard to serve as Envision Utah Chair
Lonnie is a longtime member of Envision Utah's executive committee and began his term as chair at the start of the 2016 year.
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Vision Series:

YUYFYour Utah, Your Future
Uthans spoke and we listened. Read here about what Utahns want for their future.
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The VisionThe Vision
Read about what Utahns want their future to look like—and what Envision Utah's doing to ensure the Utah public that their dreams for the state happen.
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Cornerstone 2Cornerstone 2: Homes, Buildings, Landscaping and Cars of the Future
Read about what Utahns want their future to look like—and what Envision Utah's doing to ensure the Utah public that their dreams for the state happen.
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Cornerstone 4Cornerstone 4: People Prepared for the Future
Read about what Utahns want their future to look like—and what Envision Utah's doing to ensure the Utah public that their dreams for the state happen.
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14 June 2016
Keep up to date on what's happening at Envision Utah! Our most recent newsletters:   Save The Date: 2016 Common Good AwardsThis years keynote speaker is Dana Suskin, MD, author of Thirty Million Words.Click  here to see the full version of the newsletter.   Thank you for attending our…