The Utah Senate Democrats elected a new leadership team today. New leaders are:
Minority Leader – Senator Ross Romero
Minority Whip – Senator Karen Morgan
Assistant Minority Whip – Senator Patricia Jones
Minority Caucus Manager – Senator Ben McAdams
Senators McAdams, Jones, Romero and Morgan
Last Thursday, February 25, members of the Utah nonprofit community came together at the Capitol to promote a greater understanding of the role and impact these organizations have on the quality of life in Utah. Sponsors of the second annual “Nonprofit Day on the Hill” are Utah Nonprofits Association, Utah Society for Environmental Education, Utah Afterschool Network, and Utah Cultural Alliance.
The mission of the Utah Nonprofits Association is to strengthen the Utah nonprofit community through its focus on mutual support, management development through training, and sector-wide advocacy.
The Utah Society for Environmental Education’s mission is to provide statewide leadership to expand the quality, scope and effectiveness of environmental education. To achieve this goal, USEE serves as a resource for environmental educators, K-12 teachers, higher education and the Utah community at large.
The Utah Afterschool Network supports state-wide afterschool partnerships that will impact policy development at all levels. The organization works to secure resources and funding for high-quality afterschool programs.
The mission of The Utah Cultural Alliance is to provide a dynamic cultural environment to serve and strengthen the cultural community through advocacy, member services, and networking.
Thirty-three member organizations spoke to legislators, including Senator McAdams and Senator Romero, about the numerous benefits provided to our communities through the collaborative efforts of nonprofit organizations.
Yesterday Senator Ben McAdams met with a group of students from Wasatch Junior High School at the Capitol. Numerous school groups visit the Capitol during the session to see our beautiful renovated Capitol, to watch the Legislature in action, and to visit with legislators.
Today, Ben McAdams was sworn in as our newest senator in the Utah State Senate. President Waddoups administered the oath of office. Senator McAdams fills the District Two seat recently vacated by Senator Scott McCoy, who resigned last month. Welcome, Senator McAdams. We look forward to working with you.