Governor appoints Scott Baird as executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality
SALT LAKE CITY (September 18, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced the appointment of Scott Baird as the executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. “Scott Baird has been an invaluable adviser, and his contributions in this new role will be crucial to my administration’s efforts to combat environmental challenges and […]
Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001
SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 10, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in observation of Patriot Day. The governor issued the following statement: “Eighteen years ago, we faced the deadliest […]
Gov. Herbert joins Vice President Pence in support of USMCA
On Thursday, August 22, Gov. Gary R. Herbert joined Vice President Mike Pence at Merit Medical Systems in South Jordan in expression of his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Vice President Pence came to Utah to advocate for the agreement, which, if ratified by the United States Congress, would provide updates to the North […]
Governor appoints new policy director and communications director
SALT LAKE CITY (August 6, 2019) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced the appointments of Gordon Larsen as policy director and Anna Lehnardt as communications director, following Paul Edwards’ move to Brigham Young University’s Wheatley Institution. “I am grateful to have both Gordon and Anna on my team,” Gov. Herbert said. “Since joining my […]
Governor Gary R. Herbert – Biography
Governor Gary R. Herbert took office in 2009 and is currently the nation’s longest-serving governor. During his time in office, he has kept a resolute focus on economic development, improving Utah’s educational excellence, and working today to guarantee that Utah will continue to maintain its high quality of life far into the future. Under his leadership, Utah’s economy has risen to a position of national and international success.
Governor Herbert was born and raised in Utah County, where he would eventually serve as a County Commissioner for 14 years. He attended Brigham Young University, served six years in the Utah National Guard (from 1970-1976), and started a successful real estate brokerage and development company, Herbert and Associates Incorporated.
He served as the past president of the Utah Association of Realtors and the past president of the Utah Association of Counties…Read More