More than 1,100 individuals from both the public and private sectors gathered Sept. 9 and 10 for Building on Success 2019, the sixth annual Utah operational excellence conference. The theme for this year’s conference was Unleash Your Full Potential. During the event, the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget presented awards to Utah agencies and individuals embracing the mindset of continuous improvement. A full list of award recipients can be found below:
Executive Leadership Award: Department of Public Safety and Department of Human Services
Trailblazer Award: Department of Corrections
Innovation Award: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Department of Health
Champion Award: Sam Albornoz from the Department of Technology Services and the Division of Juvenile Justice Services
25% Improvement Award: Department of Human Services and Department of Health
The 2019 conference also marked the first year awards were presented to various organizations for good planning and water use. The City of Ivins, City of Saratoga Springs, South Jordan City, and Ogden Bay Produce were awarded with the State of Utah Water Efficiency Award.