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What Does the Quality Growth Commission Do?

In order to address the challenges and opportunities growth brings to Utah, the Legislature passed the Quality Growth Act of 1999. This Act directed the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget to provide administrative support to the Utah Quality Growth Commission.

Though the Commission holds no regulatory authority, it does have responsibilities in three broad areas:

  • Provide local governments with planning assistance, training, and incentives for implementation of quality growth principles and initiatives.
  • Administer the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund.
  • Recommend Principles of Quality Growth, how to define Quality Growth Areas, and advise the Legislature and Governor on growth management issues.

2012 QGC Annual Report Released

Current information on Commission accomplishments can be found in their 2012 Annual Report to the Legislature.

Agendas for Upcoming Meetings

To view agendas for upcoming Quality Growth Commission meetings, please visit the Utah Public Notice website. When conducting a search, select:

  • "State" from the government section;
  • "Governor's Office of Planning and Budget" from the entity section, and;
  • "Quality Growth Commission" from the public body section.

Contact Information

For information on the State of Utah's Quality Growth Commission, requirements and questions regarding the application process, please contact:

John Bennett
Phone: 801-538-1696
Email: jbennett@utah.gov

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Commission Board

David Mansell

Vice Chair
Holly Daines

Commission Members

Mike Styler

Leonard Blackham

Larry Ellertson

Brent Tanner

Roger Wynn

Reed Erickson

Soren Simonsen

Jae Potter

Scott Sandall

Alex Butwinski


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