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Press Releases

2019 Westside Music, Arts and Food Festival Returns for Third Year

Posted on: June 20th, 2019

With financial support from the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, the Westside Music, Arts and Food Festival returns this Saturday,June 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm at Sugar Space (132 S. 800 W.) in Salt Lake City. The Festival features a variety of food, art and performers on several stages. Along with live entertainment, an […]

Mayor Biskupski encourages Salt Lake City’s children to exercise their ‘Outdoor Rights’

Posted on: June 19th, 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski will put her fishing license to use on Thursday, casting a line alongside kids from the Youth City program to launch the new Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. The Outdoor Bill of Rights is a citywide initiative pioneered by the City’s Trails & Natural Lands Division and the Division […]

Mayor Biskupski to honor Salt Lake City’s refugee community leaders

Posted on: June 19th, 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski on Thursday will recognize and honor the contributions of the City’s refugee community at the Refugee Community Leaders Luncheon as part of the worldwide observance of World Refugee Day. The 2nd annual event begins at noon Thursday at the Sorenson Unity Center, black box theatre 1383 South 900 West, in […]

Volunteers Needed for the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

Posted on: June 19th, 2019

Volunteers are needed for the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, announced Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Scheduled for Aug. 26-28 in Salt Lake City, it is expected that the conference will bring up to 5,000 attendees from more than 100 countries all over the world. The goal for the volunteers is to create a welcoming atmosphere for attendees while […]

Mayor Biskupski to proclaim June 19th “Juneteenth Day” in Salt Lake City

Posted on: June 18th, 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski on will proclaim Wednesday “Juneteenth Day” in Salt Lake City in recognition of the final abolition of slavery following the Civil War as part of Utah’s 30th annual Utah Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival. Observed annually on June 19 across the U.S., Juneteenth is the oldest-known celebration commemorating the […]

Salt Lake City Mayor’s Artists Awards honor art educators, visual artists, museum initiative and a rock n’ roll camp

Posted on: June 18th, 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Mayor’s Artists Awards, which will be presented in conjunction with the Utah Arts Festival on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Square.  A Utah Arts Festival tradition for more than 25 years, the Mayor’s Artist Awards recognize individuals […]

Salt Lake City’s economic development director to step down in August

Posted on: June 17th, 2019

Today, Salt Lake City announced that Lara Fritts, Director of the City’s Department of Economic Development will leave her position effective August 2nd. Lara has accepted the role of President and CEO of Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP), the lead economic development organization serving the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico in […]

Producers of world’s most advanced skis announces plan to expand SLC headquarters with help of the City

Posted on: June 12th, 2019

Today, Salt Lake City and DPS Skis, producers of the world’s most advanced skis and ski products, has announced plans to expand their Granary District operation. The new 25,000 sq. ft. facility at 537 West 600 South will allow for increased production to meet growing demand and facilitate expanding product lines. DPS Skis was founded […]

Mayor Biskupski’s Statement on Challenges to a Woman’s Right to Choose

Posted on: May 15th, 2019

I have been disheartened by the news out of Alabama and Georgia this past week. These two state legislatures have passed some of the most extreme abortion bans in the country. These outright assaults on Roe v. Wade, the United States Constitution, and women’s bodily autonomy should not be taken lightly. This threat isn’t theoretical, […]

Mayor Biskupski presents $330 million-dollar City budget with focus on parks, housing, transit, police, and roads

Posted on: May 7th, 2019

Tonight, Mayor Jackie Biskupski presented her recommended General Fund Budget for fiscal year 2020, describing it as the “culmination of the work” her Administration and City Council have done together over the last three years. The $330 million-dollar General Fund Budget represents an overall growth of $28 million-dollars, including increased revenue from property and sales-tax […]