Because the counties are so vast (covering the entire state of Utah) and offer such a variety of services, it’s important that elected county government officials stay on top of not only their jobs but also changes in state and federal policies and legislation.
To help them, the Utah Association of Counties, is staffed with experts to keep them in the loop on changes and new ideas for creating a more efficient government for the citizens. Founded in 1924, UAC provides legislative tracking and support, as well as training for officials. UAC conferences facilitate that training as well as collaboration between counties on projects and sharing of best practices.
There are a number of issues counties are concerned about and we think the public should know about them. We’ll be posting them here in the months and years to come:
5 Unanswered Questions About Body Cameras
Counties Bracing for Sage Grouse Decision
EPA Issues Final Ruling on WOTUS
Counties Preparing Upgraded Resource Management Plans
Wild Horses and Burros
Hidden County Gems
Sharing the Private Data of Utah Citizens
Vaccines Aren’t Just For Kids
State Prison Relocation