Governor pardons Thanksgiving turkey

Posted on: November 24th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert pardoned Norbert from the Thanksgiving table Tuesday during the 5th annual turkey pardon held at the Utah State Capitol. “Norbert is lucky,” Gov. Herbert said. “But so are all of us. We are blessed to live among the greatest people, in the greatest state and in the greatest nation in the […]

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Governor visits refugees at state education and training center

Posted on: November 10th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and his wife Jeanette visited the Refugee Education and Training Center at Salt Lake Community College Tuesday to learn about job training and academic resources available to the estimated 60,000 refugees in Utah. “Refugees are a great asset to our state and local communities,” Gov. Herbert said. “They come with a […]


Utah reaches 3 million residents

Posted on: October 26th, 2015

The State of Utah has now reached three million residents. Governor Gary R. Herbert and his wife, Jeanette Herbert, made the landmark announcement Monday following their visit to the maternity ward of Utah’s newest hospital, Mountain West Medical Center in Lehi. “It’s no secret that Utah is the best place to live, work and raise […]

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Utah Driver License Division reduces wait times significantly

Posted on: October 16th, 2015

Utah residents can now obtain a driver’s license in a matter of minutes, thanks to two new projects implemented by the Utah Driver License Division. Gov. Gary R. Herbert visited the Driver License Division Thursday to see first-hand how the projects reduce historically long wait times and high customer complaints. The results are part of […]


My afternoon in Ms. Austin’s classroom

Posted on: October 12th, 2015

The most impactful person in a student’s life, other than his or her own family, is a teacher. And Utah is blessed to have some of the very best. This afternoon I worked as a teacher’s aide in Darcie Austin’s kindergarten class at Washington Elementary. Working with a classroom of 20 active 5-year-olds, all on […]

Gov. Herbert testifies before House Committee on Natural Resources

Posted on: September 30th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and three other western governors called on the federal government to treat states as equal partners during a testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday. “States are better positioned to understand their own unique resources, geography and population needs than the federal government and are better positioned to […]

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Governor’s Day at the Utah National Guard

Posted on: September 21st, 2015

Governor Gary R. Herbert traveled to Camp Williams Saturday where he and Major General Jefferson S. Burton conducted the governor’s annual review of the Utah National Guard troops. The annual review of the troops is an opportunity for the commander in chief, Gov. Herbert, to review the 7200 troops and personally meet the airmen and soldiers. […]


Governor: balance of power between states, federal government essential

Posted on: September 17th, 2015

Editor’s note: This post was authored by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, 2015-2016 Chair of the National Governors Association, and was originally published in the The Washington Times, Tues., Sep. 8, 2015. It is being shared today in honor of the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. In 1788, James Madison wrote in Federalist […]

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Governor declares Utah Navy Week

Posted on: September 11th, 2015

Governor Gary Herbert signed an official declaration Wednesday designating Sept. 7-13 as Utah Navy Week as a sign of the state’s deep gratitude and respect for the United States Navy. “The State of Utah honors the work and sacrifice of the many men and women who have served and currently serve in the United States […]


Utah Aerospace Pathways Program takes flight

Posted on: September 4th, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced a program Friday to help Utah high school students qualify for jobs in the growing aerospace industry. The Utah Aerospace Pathways program offers students the opportunity to train and certify in aerospace manufacturing while still in high school, through concurrent enrollment. There are many aerospace jobs in Utah that go unfilled because […]