This summer, the Utah Foundation was honored with several awards by the Governmental Research Association, the national association of public policy research professionals. The GRA presented the awards at its annual conference, hosted by the Civic Federation of Chicago.
The honors include three award-winners and two certificates of merit:
- The award for Most Distinguished Research for the Utah Foundation’s Paying for Water Series. You can find the series here: www.utahfoundation.org/reports/paying-for-water-a-summary-of-the-series/.
- The award for Best Data Visualization for the Citizen Redistricting Tool, found here: www.utahfoundation.org/redistricting.
- The award for Best Short-Form Writing, for the Utah Foundation’s recent work on housing affordability, found here: www.utahfoundation.org/reports/upp2020-no7-housing-affordability/.
- A certificate of merit for Best COVID-19 Response, for a variety of publications and activities to assist the public and policymakers. You can find part of that work here: https://www.utahfoundation.org/coronavirus/.
- A certificate of merit for Best Original Commentary, for the op-ed, “Why should we care about educational attainment?” You can find it here: www.utahfoundation.org/2021/03/op-ed-why-should-we-care-about-educational-attainment/.
Utah Foundation Chairman Chad Westover thanked the GRA for the honors. “It’s very gratifying to see our organization’s work lauded by peer organizations nationally,” Westover said. “All Utahns can take pride in these awards, which recognize the Utah Foundation’s tireless efforts to produce objective and informative research on behalf of our great state.”