2017 Your Utah Your Future Awards

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 Envision Utah recently hosted the Your Utah, Your Future awards. Based on the Your Utah, Your Future Vision for 2050, the awards recognize projects that help keep Utah safe, secure, and resilient; prosperous; neighborly, fair and caring; and healthy, beautiful, and clean. 

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Governor honors projects that keep Utah “beautiful, healthy, prosperous, and neighborly”

Salt Lake City (May 31, 2017) — This afternoon at the Capitol, Governor Gary Herbert presented the Your Utah, Your Future Awards to eight Utah-based teams and organizations for projects, plans and developments that sustainably improve the quality of life in Utah and address some of the state’s toughest problems. Awards went to projects focused on community design, energy efficiency, emissions reduction and education. The governor’s office organized the awards in partnership with Envision Utah and the Quality Growth Commission.

“In Utah, we look to the future, and we work hard to leave this state better for the next generation. These awards recognize some of the companies and projects that do that best,” remarked Governor Gary Herbert. “The teams behind these projects understood the challenges we face, they were in-tune with what Utahns want and they came up with great solutions. We ought to celebrate their work, and we hope to have more projects like these in the future.”

The awards are based on the Your Utah, Your Future Vision for 2050 — a plan to improve quality of life while accommodating future growth in Utah. More than 52,000 Utahns participated in the Envision Utah-led Your Utah, Your Future process, creating a vision to keep Utah a great place to live even as population grows. The awards mark progress towards that vision—the only statewide vision in the country—and recognize projects across four categories or “cornerstones” (see categories and winners below).

Dozens of projects and organizations were nominated for the Your Utah, Your Future Awards. Finalists were selected by the Envision Utah board of directors, and winners were selected by representatives from the Governor’s Office, the Quality Growth Commission and Envision Utah.

“These organizations get the awards and recognition, but all of us reap the benefits,” said Robert Grow, president and CEO of Envision Utah. “We’re prosperous, we enjoy safe and strong communities, we take care of each other and we preserve the beauty of this state because of the collaboration and the vision of the people and organizations we’re honoring today.”

The following are Your Utah, Your Future Awards winners by category. 

Cornerstone One: A Network of Quality Communities

The Meadows at Riverbend
South Salt Lake East Streetcar Neighborhood

Cornerstone Two: Homes, Buildings, Landscaping and Cars of the Future

Ivory Homes
Drive Electric Program

Cornerstone Three: A Thriving Rural Utah

Rocky Mountain Power’s Small Business Direct Program Moab Area Housing Resource Guide

Cornerstone Four: People Prepared for the Future

Utah Aerospace Pathways
Salt Lake Community College Promise