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It Snowed In the Grandview Multipurpose Room, By Bruce Parker

The Grandview Multipurpose Room (Millcreek City Hall) experienced heavy snowfall in 90 minutes on Tuesday (1/30/2024).

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Lehi City is about to get a little more Dutch

Lehi City is taking a page from the Netherlands to create more transportation-friendly streets. 

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City Council Members Appoint John Willis as St. George’s New City Manager by Mark Eddington

St. George • Elected leaders in southern Utah’s most-populous city cast a wide net in looking for a new city manager but wound up filling the position in-house after a nationwide search.

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President’s Message

As we ring in the new year, I am thrilled to begin my term serving as APA Utah’s new Chapter President. Having worked in the planning field in Utah for nearly ten years now, I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the chapter and what we can accomplish for you, our members. I […]

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Planners Are Unique Stewards Of The Climate

I am focusing on climate change for my last article as part of APAUtah leadership because I believe this is the single most important issue of our time and one that is squarely in where planners can make a difference.  I hope you will join me in being a steward of the climate.   A […]

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Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD): core principles

In order to give citizen power, institutions do not look at neighborhoods that are poor
and need to be fixed. Instead, they understand that communities have assets that can be leveraged for development. Institutions that follow the more traditional path of a needs-based approach often ask what is wrong with a community.

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New BYU Professor of Urban Planning

Dr. David Simpson was recently hired to take on a position at Brigham Young University (BYU), as the new Professor of Urban Planning.  Dr. Simpson is an experienced Professor that has demonstrated his vast skills and experience as a higher education leader.

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Longtime Juab County Planner Glenn Greenhalgh Passes Away

Glenn William Greenhalgh took his last motorcycle ride on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 71. Glenn was born on January 31, 1950 to Clarence “Pete” and Janet Bailey Greenhalgh of Nephi, Utah, the second of 3 children. He graduated from Juab High School and Utah Technical College. On July 25, 1969, Glenn married […]

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Grand County Planning & Zoning Department Gets New Leadership

Grand County announced hiring new leadership for the County Planning & Zoning Department. John J. Guenther will take the helm this week as the Grand County Planning & Zoning director and Elissa Martin will be the department’s associate planner.

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Effective Public Engagement Requires a Lot More Than a Public Hearing

We’ve all seen it too many times: a parade of people taking their turn to speak for three minutes into a microphone, usually to protest some proposed action.

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New Interim Chapter Treasurer: Mike Gottfreson

APA UT Executive Committee welcomes Mike Gottfredson as the Interim Chapter Treasurer.  Thank you to the previous Treasurer, Kevin Leo, best of luck in your new position in sunny San Diego, CA.

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Greg Mikolash Obituary

On February 5, 2021 Gregory Howard Mikolash passed away following a brief illness. The oldest of five siblings, Greg was born December 30, 1968 in San Jose, CA to Howard “Mick” Mikolash and Bonnie Boogard. He grew up in Ogden and attended Ogden High School where he was a member of the soccer and swim […]

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