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Utah Governor

Gary Richard Herbert is Utah's 17th Governor. Prior to becoming governor, he served as Lieutenant Governor under Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. for nearly five years, before taking the Oath of Office on Aug. 11, 2009.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker


One-on-One Meetings with Mayor Becker

Mayor Ralph Becker hosts monthly “One-on-One Meetings with the Mayor” for residents who wish to schedule time with the Mayor to discuss City-related issues.

The meetings are held once a month from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the third floor of the City & County Building at 451 South State Street in Salt Lake City. Interested individuals may schedule an appointment by calling (801)535-7704 or stopping in person at the Mayor’s Office.

Glen Beck


Glenn Lee Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American self-described conservative radio and television host, political commontator, author, and entreprenuer. He is currently the host of
The Glen Beck Program, a nationally syndicated talk radio show that airs throughout the
 United States on Premiere Radio Networks; He is also the host of a self titled cable news show on Fox News Channel. As an author, Beck has had six New York Times-bestselling books, with five debuting at #1.  Beck is also the founder and CEO of Mercury Radio Arts, a multi-media production company through which he produces content for radio, television, publishing, the stage, and the Internet

Chief of Police

Salt Lake City Police Department
Chris Burbank

Chief Burbank has been with the Salt Lake City Police Department since 1991. Appointed to the position of Chief of Police in March 2006 he became the 45th Chief of the Department. During Chief Burbank's first year, Salt Lake City received extensive attention for several high profile incidents.

In the first week of April 2006, over 30,000 people marched from the City and County Building to the State Capitol promoting immigration and labor issues. This constituted the largest march in the City's history. This event transpired without incident. In July of the same year, the City experienced a second high profile kidnapping, following the Elizabeth Smart incident in 2002. Destiny Norton, a 5-year-old little girl was abducted from the yard of her residence and murdered within feet of her front door by a neighbor. The investigation lasted seven days before Craig Roger Gregerson was arrested. Five months later, Mr. Gregerson pleaded guilty to the crime.

John Huntsman Jr.

Jon Huntsman, a seventh-generation resident of Utah, has been the Beehive State's governor for the last five years. His old man, Jon Huntsman Sr., is like him, a very prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Huntsman's political resume runs deep: staffer for Reagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Ambassador to Singapore under George H.W. Bush, and was a deputy trade representative under Dubya for two years, which must've been kinda excruciating, even as a high-ranking Republican. He's one of those guys who took the advice to be "fluent in Mandarin" very early

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are a professional basketball team based in SLC, Utah. They are currently a part of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA. The franchise began in 1974 as the New Orleans Jazz, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, but the team moved to Utah in 1979 after just five seasons. The Jazz were one of the most unsuccessful teams in the league in their early years, and it would be 10 years before they made a playoff appearance. They would not miss the playoffs again
until 2004. During the late 1980s, John Stockten
and Karl Malone arose as the franchise players for the team, and formed one of the most famed point guard-power forward duos in NBA history. Led by coach Jerry Sloan who took over for Frank Layden in 1988, they became one of the powerhouse teams of the 1990s, culminating in two NBA Finals appearances in 1997 and 1998, where they lost both times to the
Chicago Bulls
 led by Michael Jordan. Both Stockton and Malone moved on in 2003. After missing the playoffs for three seasons the Jazz have returned to prominence under the on-court leadership of the franchise point guard Deron Williams. As of 2010, the Jazz are the only team in the Big Four Sports leagues located in the state of Utah.

Stephen R Covey

Stephen R. Covey born October 24, 1932 in Salt Lake City wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Other books he has written include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. In 2004, Covey released The 8th Habit. In 2008, Covey released The Leader In Me—How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. He is currently a professor at the  Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Covey earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Utah, and MBA from Harvard University, and a  Doctor of Religious Educations from Brigham Yound University. He also holds membership of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity. He has been awarded ten honorary doctorates.

The Osmond Family

The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career—a career that took them from singing barbershop music as children, to achieving success as teen-music idols, to producing a hit television show, and to continued success as solo and group performers. The Osmonds are devout members of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and their religious values have influenced their careers.

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