Quality Growth Commission

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“Since 2000, the McAllister Fund has conserved nearly 100,000 acres of critical lands in Utah.”Utah Quality Growth Commission

About

The Utah Quality Growth Commission was created in 1999. The Commission has three missions:

1-To assist local governments with Quality Growth Planning

2-To advise the legislature and the Governor on growth management issues

3-To promote critical land conservation as part of responsible growth by administering the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation program.

The McAllister Program uses funds appropriated by the Legislature to purchase conservation easements on important pieces of private land, acquire small parcels in fee title under limited circumstances and provide small restoration grants to improve conserved lands. Since 2000, the McAllister Fund has conserved nearly 100,000 acres of critical lands in Utah. The legislature has appropriated approximately $20 million to this effort, which has been matched by over $200 million in other funds.

Current Commission Members

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Logan Wilde
Commissioner, Dept. of Agriculture

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Brian Steed
Director, Dept. of Agriculture

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Greg Todd
Commission Chair, Duchesne County Commissioner

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Erin Mendenhall
Vice Chair, Salt Lake City Mayor

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Jenney Rees
Cedar Hills Mayor

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Jim Bradley
Salt Lake County Council

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Wade Garrett
Utah Farm Bureau

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Andy Beerman
Park City Mayor

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Kent Bushman
Utah Farmers Union

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Randy Day
Utah Association of Realtors

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Ashley Korenblat
Private Sector at-large

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Jeff Scott
Box Elder County Commissioner

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Ron Iacono
Utah Home Builders