The Southeastern Utah Association of Local Governments (SEUALG) happily welcomed all to their location in Price on Wednesday afternoon as they celebrated 50 years of service to the community.
SEUALG was formed in 1969 and provides services in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties. Since its inception, the SEUALG has been graced with over 20 chairpersons, each of which brought something new to the table.
With programs such as senior buses, economic development, weatherization, ombudsman, the Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program, Utah caregiver support and much more, there are not many lives and businesses that SEUALG has not assisted throughout the years.
Those that were in attendance at the celebration were treated to a hearty lunch while Geri Gamber, SEUALG Chairperson, thanked all for attending before opening the floor for Trent Thompson with the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to speak. Thompson stated that with Gamber there have been many partnerships formed with the community. He also stated that the area is becoming on of the leaders for economic development.
Following Thompson’s kind and encouraging words, the awards portions of the celebration began. A number of individuals won the Legacy Awards, including Michael Milovich, Bill Howell, Debbie Hatt, Representative Christine Watkins and Senator David Hinkins, Bruce Adams, the Department of Workforce Services, USU Eastern and Nick Tatton.
Pam Miller and Michelle Fleck of the Circles Program were then awarded with recognition from the Lieutenant Governor before each of the four counties represented by SEUALG were surprised with gift baskets. Thompson himself also received a basket from the organization. Gamber ended the presentation by welcoming her staff to the front of the room to highlight them for their hard work.