Past Event: 2024 Annual Luncheon and Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Utah Priorities Project

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We hope you were able to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Utah Priorities Project at the Grand America Hotel to discuss what matters most. We had about 250 attendees.

The Annual Luncheon included a conversation with Governor Spencer J. Cox about the state’s policy priorities, as well as a discussion with:

  • Carly Maloney, a Viewmont High School teacher and Utah’s 2024 Teacher of the Year.
  • Dr. Brian Steed, Executive Director of the Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air at Utah State University and the state’s Great Salt Lake Commissioner.
  • Steve Waldrip, the state’s Senior Advisor for Housing Strategy and Innovation.

The event included our annual awards ceremony honoring two outstanding Utahns with the Insight Award:

  • Natalie Gochnour, an associate dean in the David Eccles School of Business and Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.
  • Salt Lake Community College President Deneece Huftalin.


We also honored the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation with our Civic Cornerstone Award.



Thanks to the following sponsors for making the event possible.


Special thanks to the following for providing project-based support.