Speaking on Business: Utah League of Cities and Towns
The Utah League of Cities and Towns represents 246 cities and towns in the state with connections to all municipalities.
This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
Utah’s is growing an exponential rate and an average of 60,000 people are coming to the state every year. Our cities are on the front line in preparing for this growth, by providing infrastructure, housing and services. Cameron Diehl, director of the Utah League of Cities and Towns, says their job is to ensure cities have the authority and resources to handle growth.
The Utah League of Cities and Towns represents 246 cities and towns in the state with connections to all municipalities. They’re the voice for local government, and Cameron says they track about 200 bills in the legislative session that affect cities as well as hold trainings throughout the year for mayors, council members, city planning commissioners and other city officials so they can operate in an efficient, open way.
The Utah League of Cities and Towns is also assisting youth in preparing for involvement with city government. Every year they hold Local Officials Day at the Capitol where they bring in several hundred mayors and city council members and 500 youth city council members. They debate a mock bill, and kids receive firsthand legislative experience. To give an idea of the impact, Cameron attended Local Officials Day when he was younger and he is now director of the League.
Be sure to visit online at www.ulct.org.
For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.
Utah League of Cities and Towns
50 S. 600 East, Ste. 150
Salt Lake City, UT 84102