Posts related to ‘Education’

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Governor: No better place to experience the outdoors than Utah

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert declared June as Utah Great Outdoors Month to celebrate Utah’s outdoor recreation industry and encourage Utahns to explore what makes life in Utah what we call, Life Elevated. “There is no better place to experience the outdoors than Utah,” said Gov. Herbert. “Tourists come from all over the world to see iconic destinations found […]

Governor to energy industry: planning key to long-term success

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert emphasized the importance of Utah’s energy sector to spur economic development and the need to work together for a brighter energy future at the fourth annual Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday. Praising them for their activity to deliver affordable, sustainable and clean energy to Utah, the governor encouraged energy industry workers to continue […]

Gov. Herbert attends 100th Black and White Days, visits school in northern Utah

Posted on: May 15th, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert visited northern Utah Friday where he greeted elementary students in Hyrum and met dairy farmers from around the state at the centennial Black and White Days celebration. This year marked the 100th Black and White Days, an annual celebration of Utah’s incredible dairy industry held in Richmond. Gov. Herbert thanked dairy industry […]

Lt. Gov. Cox tells Dixie St. graduates to build eulogy virtues, not resume virtues

Posted on: May 13th, 2015

  President Williams, faculty members, staff, distinguished graduates, parents family and friends. Congratulations to the class of 2015! Thank you for giving me this distinct honor to address you on this very special occasion. Now, I know what you are thinking: UVU gets Mitt Romney, Weber State gets NBA star Damian Lillard…and we get…this guy? […]

Prison relocation public events announced

Posted on: May 4th, 2015

Utahns will be able to visit counties of the prospective sites for the new state prison to view informational displays and ask questions of a Prison Relocation Commission panel in just a few short weeks. In a letter sent Friday, Sen. Jerry Stevenson and Rep. Brad Wilson announced three dates for on-site informational public events […]