UAC policy positions and priorities are established under the direction of our elected county members through six Policy Steering Committees:
Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Social and Human Services
Natural Resources and Public Lands
Revenue and Taxation
All members are encouraged to participate in Policy Steering Committees and can participate on as many committees as they would like. Virtual meetings are held monthly, and annual reports are provided by each committee the fall UAC convention. To sign up for 2023 policy steering committees, please click here.
The Community Development Policy Steering Committee will address growth, housing, economic development, land use, telecommunications, technology, and transportation. The committee will consider updates from Land Use Task Force, updates from the Wasatch Front Regional Council, UTA, and other stakeholders. Telecommunications and technology policy impacting counties will be discussed here.
The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee will discuss criminal justice and public safety systems, including criminal justice planning, criminal justice coordinating councils, law enforcement, courts, corrections, community crime prevention, and emergency management.
The Government Operations Policy Steering Committee will focus on county governance issues, elections, county officers and roles, fees for government services, and other operations issues.
The Social and Human Services Policy Steering Committee will discuss behavioral health, children, youth, and families, community services, homelessness, human services, prevention services, and senior services.
The Natural Resources and Public Lands Policy Steering Committee will discuss federally-owned public lands (including federal land management programs and plans), natural resources revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, energy and critical minerals, and water resources and management.
The Revenue and Taxation Policy Steering Committee will review finance administration, tax reform, and revenue needs and sources. They will discuss state policies with fiscal implications for counties such as funding for services and programs, budget processes, tax and revenue systems, unfunded mandates, and state-local fiscal relations.