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Mayor Jackie Biskupski

Salt Lake City Council unanimously confirms Lara Fritts as Director of Economic Development

Lara Fritts, Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s appointee for Salt Lake City Economic Development Director, was unanimously confirmed Tuesday night by the Salt Lake City Council. 
 
Earlier in the day, the seven-member council interviewed Lara Fritts during its work session in its advice and consent role for executive appointments.
 

Salt Lake City seeks public input on new resource centers for those experiencing homelessness

The Salt Lake City Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission (HSSEC) will host four community workshops between June 13th and June 20th, to provide the public an opportunity to hear about the site selection process, learn about the population, and provide feedback on how new homeless services can be incorporated into local communities.
 

Salt Lake City and County Building to undergo stone repair and seismic upgrades

Salt Lake City will begin a three-year project to restore the building’s stone facade, repair windows, and perform a seismic upgrade of the historic building located at 451 South State Street. Big-D Construction will begin the work on June 6, 2016, with a scheduled completion date of Fall 2018. The building will continue to operate as Salt Lake City Hall and remain open to the public throughout the work.
 

Choose a Salt Lake City park and celebrate National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday

Today Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed a proclamation in recognition of National Kids to Parks Day, on Saturday, May 21. The day is an annual effort to build stewardship for all parks and open spaces in the United States, especially among young people.
 

Jennifer Seelig, SLC Community Relations Director and former state legislator, to join Fair Park Board

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s appointment of Jennifer Seelig to the Utah State Fair Park Board of Directors was unanimously confirmed on May 18 by the Utah Senate.
 
The Senate, meeting in interim session, confirmed Jennifer to a newly created board seat that requires a Salt Lake City resident who lives adjacent to the Park. Jennifer has lived in the neighboring Rose Park community for 15 years.
 

Ride on: May Bike Month means commuter pit stops, chalk safety messages, and Mayors’ Bike to Work Day

In observation of May as Bike Month, Salt Lake City is on a roll.
 

Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown honor police officers and civilians at 36th Annual Police Awards ceremony

Today, May 17, 2016, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown honored 26 Salt Lake City police officers and civilians for acts of bravery, sacrifice, and civic engagement during the 36th Annual Police Awards luncheon at the City Creek Marriott in Salt Lake City.
 
The SLCPD present the awards yearly in conjunction with National Police Week, which this year runs from May 15-21. The Rotary Club of Salt Lake City co-sponsored the event.
 

Salt Lake City launches program to double its amount of municipal solar power

Today, May 10, 2016, Mayor Jackie Biskupski, flanked by Rocky Mountain Power CEO Cindy Crane, launched a new initiative to double Salt Lake City’s current use of clean solar power.

Salt Lake City Finance Director Gina Chamness to become Holladay City Manager

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Holladay City Mayor Rob Dahle jointly announced that Finance Director Gina Chamness will be leaving her Salt Lake City post to become the Holladay city manager.
 
“It’s been my pleasure to work with Gina on financial policy, including my recommended FY17 budget. She has given years of professional and dedicated service to Salt Lake City residents, department heads, and elected leaders,” Mayor Biskupski said. “We wish her all the best as she takes this major step forward in her public service career.”
 

Salt Lake City makes major commitment to solar power

Mayor Jackie Biskupski will be joined by Rocky Mountain Power CEO Cindy Crane to announce a new initiative to increase Salt Lake City’s use of clean solar power.

Salt Lake City’s commitment to the new initiative, Subscriber Solar, will nearly double the amount of sustainable energy powering government operations by the end of 2016. Mayor Biskupski has set a 2020 goal to have 50% of municipal operations powered by renewable energy, and 100% by 2032.

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