APA Utah Chapter Spring Conference Commences at Carbon County Event Center


The American Planning Association Utah Chapter hosted its spring conference May 1 through 3 at the Carbon County Event Center.

The conference kicked off on Wednesday with a welcome from Price City Mayor Mike Kourianos followed by the first keynote speaker of the event, USU Eastern Vice President Greg Dart. Dart touched on the strength of rural Utah. That evening, a social was hosted where guests were welcome and refreshments were served, as well as a tour of the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum.

Thursday and Friday saw a number of other keynote speakers, sessions and workshops. Thursday’s keynote spoke on the USU Extension program and encouraged those in rural communities to reach out the department to explore opportunities. The keynote on Friday was presented in the form of a legislative update.

Those in attendance at the conference were also encouraged to experience Culture Connection at the Price City Peace Gardens on Thursday evening. The conference concluded on Friday with two final sessions and a presentation on tough PC meetings.

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