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Gov. Herbert visits with Utah's oldest woman, Beatrice Payne (age 106), at the Centenarian Celebration held Friday.

Utah celebrates centenarians

Posted on: August 28th, 2015

Governor Gary R. Herbert and Mrs. Herbert visited Utah’s oldest and wisest citizens and their families Friday at the 29th annual Centenarian Celebration in West Jordan. “Utah Centenarians are valuable role models and sources of wisdom for younger generations,” Gov. Herbert said. “They pass on the legacy and values of patriotism, sacrifice, freedom of opportunity, […]

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Utah sees new opportunity to share state solutions

Posted on: August 5th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert asked a bipartisan organization of state legislators from across the nation to partner with the National Governors Association (NGA) to strengthen the standing of states during the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) summit held in Seattle on Wednesday. Gov. Herbert is the newly appointed Chair of the National Governors Association, a bipartisan […]

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Utah celebrates decade of progress at 10th Native American Summit

Posted on: July 31st, 2015

Standing before a large crowd of Utah’s tribal leaders, government officials and community organizers at Utah Valley University (UVU), Gov. Gary Herbert celebrated a decade of progress at the 10th annual Native American Summit on Thursday. “The 2015 Native American Summit represents ten years of ongoing friendship and the progress we have made by working […]

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Gov. Herbert to lead bipartisan organization of nation’s governors

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

Governors from across the nation gathered this weekend in West Virginia and appointed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert as the new chair of the National Governors Association (NGA)—a bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices and speak with a collective voice on national policy issues. As head of the NGA, Gov. […]

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Sports, Olympic Legacy key to state branding and economy

Posted on: July 15th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a resolution Tuesday, stating that Utah is ready, willing and able to host another Olympic Games. “We are capable of hosting the Winter Olympics again,” said Gov. Herbert. “In fact, I would say we are the best place―not only in North America, but maybe the best place in the world―to host […]

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Utah named #3 state for business in CNBC ranking

Posted on: June 24th, 2015

Utah was named the No. 3 state for business in a CNBC ranking released Thursday. The study ranked Utah’s economy top overall in the nation and highlighted the state’s strong job growth, solid state finances and thriving consumer economy. Gov. Gary Herbert authored a blog post for CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business blog in which […]

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Governor reports for jury duty in Provo 4th District Court

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert reported for jury duty selection this morning in the Provo 4th District Court and was dismissed three hours later after he was not selected for the panel. “It is important for all of us to step up and fulfill our responsibilities when called to serve,” said Gov. Herbert. “At the end of […]

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Growing Utah’s economy through trade missions

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert returned from a trade mission to Europe last week where he, along with representatives from several Utah businesses, helped solidify Utah’s position as the best performing economy in the nation and a premier global business destination. Trade missions open doors to new markets with international companies and foreign governments for Utah […]

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Department of Insurance improves 46%, reduces new hires

Posted on: June 12th, 2015

Using the SUCCESS Framework tools and processes, the Department of Insurance’s Captive Insurance Division has enhanced accountability and increased productivity by 46%. On top of that, the division was able to hold off hiring three new FTEs while providing the framework necessary to justify any future personnel requests and technology investments. Above all, the SUCCESS […]

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Governor signs water conservation executive order

Posted on: June 4th, 2015

Amid concerns over an abnormally dry winter, Gov. Gary Herbert issued an executive order Wednesday instituting water conservation practices for State Agencies in Utah. A PDF of the signed executive order is available here. The executive order regulates how state-owned buildings will manage and conserve water. These changes include alterations to state watering and irrigation […]