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Friday, August 4, 2017 at Noon
Michael O. Leavitt Former Bush Cabinet Member and Utah Governor at the Rural Summit, Cedar City, Utah
Raised in Cedar City, Michael O. Leavitt served as the 14th Governor of Utah from 1993 to 2003, as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2003 to 2005
Michael O. Leavitt was sworn in as the 20th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 26, 2005. As secretary, he lead national efforts to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services to those in need. He managed the largest civilian department in the federal government, with more than 66,000 employees and a budget that accounted for almost one out of every four federal dollars.
Prior to his most recent service, Leavitt served as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Governor of Utah. While at EPA, Leavitt signed the Clean Air Diesel Rule, implemented new, more-protective air quality standards for ozone and fine particle pollution and organized a regional collaboration of national significance to clean and protect the Great Lakes.
The people of Utah elected Mike Leavitt governor three times. Prior to leaving the statehouse to work in the Bush Administration, he was the nation's longest-serving governor. During his eleven years of service, Utah was recognized six times as one of America's best managed states. He was chosen by his peers as Chairman of the National Governors Association, Western Governors Association and Republican Governors Association because of his ability to solve problems across partisan lines. More Click Here....
Here's the agenda for Friday: 8:30 Opening General Session 10:45 Breakout Sessions - Section 3 Noon Lunch and Closing General Session Michael O Leavitt , Former Bush Cabinet Member and Utah Governor 1:45 Adjourn
Breakout session topics include:
Rural Infrastructure Needs and Concerns
Public Lands Issues and Opportunities
Lessons Learned from Tourism Development
Natural Resource Issues Affecting Rural Utah
Rural Development Grants and Tools
Growing IT Businesses in Rural Utah
Growing Outdoor Recreation Businesses in Rural Utah