Opportunity Ahead: 2017 State of the County
Posted by Ben McAdams
February 8, 2017
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My 2017 State of the County speech focused on opportunities for all county residents, specifically in the areas of good jobs, safe, affordable housing, access to quality healthcare and education, and recreation and fun. We have made great progress in these areas but our work is not done yet.
County government is showing that it can step up to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. In the coming year, I want every county agenda item to be one that expands opportunity. Anyone who feels the the economy has let them down and that no one cares about what happens to their lives or their families, I say watch for Salt Lake County's opportunity signs.
Salt Lake County will welcome refugees, celebrate diversity, support individual initiative and be accountable for every tax dollar we spend.
My favorite part of this year's State of the County was when I got to welcome refugee teens who are being resettled here, joining our community. I told these kids, who have escaped extreme hardship, that they are welcome here and make our community stronger. Read my speech here.