UTAH RURAL LEADERSHIP
NOTE FROM BRANDY GRACE, CEO OF UAC
Dear County Elected Officials,
I am reaching out to invite you to apply for the new Utah Rural Leadership Academy.
This year-long Academy kicks off at the One Utah Summit in Cedar City, Oct. 2-4 with Gov. Spencer J. Cox facilitating a leadership training day. The year-long Academy combines in-person and online learning opportunities and culminates with a Rural Governance Incubator experience for workshopping rural issues.
Managing partners for the Academy include Utah Association of Counties, Office of the Governor, and Southern Utah University. Its purpose is to offer key relationship building combined with collaborative growth and development opportunities for assisting counties in operating vibrantly, responding to demands and preparing for Utah’s future.
With just 40 seats available, we are looking for at least one representative from each of Utah’s 29 counties. You can learn more about the program and apply here.
To be considered for participation in the 2023-2024 cohort, your application will need to be received by August 30 at 11:59 p.m., though I would recommend applying ASAP. Your costs for participation and travel accommodations will be covered upon acceptance.
Thank you for considering this invitation to apply!
Utah Association of Counties
August 30: Application Deadline
October: Kickoff at One Utah Summit
October - December: Public Budgeting and Finance
January: New Year Social
March - May: Relationships and Partnerships in Government
May - August: Rural Governance Incubator
October: Graduation at One Utah Summit
Costs for participation and travel accommodations for county elected officials will be covered upon acceptance into the program.