The Future We Choose

Published in Plenary Sessions

Session Description

Salt Lake County has developed a plan for building a healthy community. It is focused on specific outcomes, that, once achieved, will result in healthy people, healthy places, expanded opportunities and responsive government. The Future We Choose will enhance our quality of life by encouraging job growth, increasing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families. Our strategy supports our mission of wherever existing government functions don’t reflect the world we now live in, we will change.


BenMcAdams RedoneBen McAdams, Mayor, Salt Lake County

Mayor Ben McAdams is a 7th generation Utahn, elected to serve as Salt Lake County mayor in 2012. He was supported by a broad cross-section of local mayors, as well as community and business leaders. He has governed as a fiscally-responsible, bipartisan, common sense leader who gets things done on behalf of the county's 1.1 million residents. Ben graduated from the University of Utah and Columbia Law School. He has practiced law in New York and Utah. In 2008, Ben was elected to the Utah State Senate and represented Salt Lake, South Salt Lake, and West Valley cities.