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Although Utah is a national leader in many areas of higher education, from award-winning faculty to cutting-edge research, college completion among women in Utah is well below men both statewide and nationwide. In response, Governor Gary R. Herbert convened the Utah Women's College Task Force today at the Utah State Capitol. The task force aims to raise the educational aspirations of Utah's female population.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement at the passing of Orem Mayor Jerry Washburn...

Salt Lake City, UT - The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting for September 28 to review applications of individuals interested in filling a judicial vacancy resulting from the pending retirement of Judge Sandra N. Peuler. The Commission will meet in the Seagull Room of the Utah Senate Building.

SALT LAKE CITY - In the Capitol Board Room this morning, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert convened the inaugural meeting of the Governor's Economic Development Coordinating Council. With eleven members representing Utah's key players on the economic development front, the Council was created as part of the Governor's long-term economic development initiative to ensure the collective efforts of government and the business community are focused on jobs.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Alan Matheson, Jr., to serve as his senior environmental advisor, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Ted Wilson. Matheson, currently executive director of Envision Utah, will transition into his role in the Governor's Office October 11.

NEW YORK CITY - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert met with the three major bond rating agencies in New York City. The courtesy stops were part of the Governor's larger focus on economic and business development, ensuring Utah is known as fertile ground for capital investment and job growth.

SALT LAKE CITY - As the nation marks ten years since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued a declaration on the "Day of Service and Remembrance in Utah," as well as the following statement:

Salt Lake City, UTAH - Fiberspar Corporation and the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) today announced plans to create at least 276 new full-time Utah jobs. Fiberspar is the leading supplier of spoolable composite reinforced pipelines, having installed more than 25 million feet of the patented spoolable pipe between 2000 and 2010.

SALT LAKE CITY-Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will take advantage of early voting and cast his ballot in the Orem Municipal Election today at 1:15 p.m. His assigned early voting polling location is the Orem City Center, 56 North State Street, Orem.

SALT LAKE CITY -Governor Gary R. Herbert has made the following major state board appointments: Phil Clinger has been appointed to the University of Utah Board of Trustees; Wilford Clyde has been appointed to the State Board of Regents; and following Susan Devey's withdrawal of her name, Constance White has been appointed to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) Commission, and Devey has instead been named a member of the Martin Luther King Commission.

SALT LAKE CITY - On Tuesday, September 6, Utah State Government will return to a five-day work week. Governor Gary R. Herbert has directed Cabinet officials and agency heads to prioritize customer service during the transition.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed two Utah attorneys to fill impending vacancies on the Third District Court.  Ryan M. Harris has been appointed to fill the vacancy which will be created when Judge Glenn K. Iwasaki retires on September 30.  Elizabeth A. Hruby-Mills has been appointed to fill the vacancy which will be created when Judge Joseph C. Fratto, Jr., retires on December 15. 

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today that the Special Legislative Session to address redistricting will begin Monday, October 3. Based on past experience and legislative input, this session may take multiple days.

SALT LAKE CITY - Lt. Governor Greg Bell has selected Cody Stewart to serve as his new Chief of Staff, beginning September 6. Paul Neuenschwander recently retired after having served as his Chief of Staff for the past two years.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lt. Governor Greg Bell will host the Sixth Annual Native American Summit on August 30-31 at the University Park Marriott in Salt Lake City. Attendees will discuss education, economic development, housing and healthcare, issues prevalent among Utah's Native Americans.

Salt Lake City - Governor Gary R. Herbert has named Bountiful resident Susan Devey to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. With her appointment, there are no remaining vacancies on the Commission, so efforts to identify a new executive director for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) are underway.

Salt Lake City, UTAH - eBay Inc. and the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced plans today to build a new state-of-the-art facility in Utah, currently proposed at a site in Draper

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day.  The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on August 22, 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman.  The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on August 20, 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY - Yesterday Governor Gary R. Herbert was notified of potential serious violations of state procurement law and the Governor's ethics policy in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). Today Governor Herbert called for and received the immediate resignation of DABC executive director Dennis Kellen.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of Sergeant Daniel D. Gurr.  The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on August 13, 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary Herbert has issued the following statement on today's ruling in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on the lawsuit which was filed by Utah and 25 other states against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

SALT LAKE CITY - Today, Governor Gary Herbert announced the launch of his blog. An extension of the Governor's existing website, the blog will serve as an avenue for Utah citizens to gain insight into the Governor's policy priorities.

Salt Lake City - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement on the death of Sgt. Daniel Gurr of Vernal:

Salt Lake City - Just three and a half days before he was scheduled to depart for a secret tour of U.S. combat zones in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert learned he should bring something to give Utah soldiers he might meet-something meaningful. Traditionally, governors give "Governor's Coins" or custom crafted medallions to active, deployed troops.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Thursday, Aug 4, 2011, in honor of Colleen Monson Bangerter. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on Aug 4th only.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert today signed a letter requesting President Barack Obama issue a presidential disaster declaration for the State due to spring flooding damage. If approved by the President, Utah would become eligible for federal disaster assistance.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of Corporal Raphael R. Arruda.  The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on July 30, 2011.

Salt Lake City - This afternoon Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed the following bills...

Salt Lake City - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert named Richard J. Sperry, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) Commission. The five-member commission sets DABC policy, makes administrative rules, and issues and revokes licenses and permits, as well as governs staff activity and operations.

Salt Lake City - Today Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert named State Representative Julie Fisher executive director of the Department of Community and Culture (DCC). Now in her fourth term in the House, Fisher submitted her resignation to Speaker Rebecca Lockhart today and will immediately assume the reins of the agency. Michael Hansen, current DCC acting director, will resume his post as deputy director.

Salt Lake City - Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement in response to today's release of Utah's employment summary by the Department of Workforce Services:

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of Lance Corporal Norberto Mendez Hernandez.  The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on July 21, 2011.

Salt Lake City - Governor Gary R. Herbert has named Claudia Nakano the new director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA). OEA, recently restructured due to budget reductions, includes the new Multicultural Commission, unveiled by the Governor on June 22.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Third District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for two vacancies on the district court. The vacancies result from the retirement of Judge Glenn K. Iwasaki, effective October 1, 2011 and Judge Joseph C. Fratto, Jr., effective December 16, 2011. The Third Judicial District includes Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary Herbert has received notification regarding the deaths of two Utah soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary Herbert, Senate President Michael Waddoups, and House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart signed a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in a ceremony at the State Capitol today.  The letter requests the timely review of the 1115 Waiver Request for Utah's Medicaid program, which was submitted on July 1, 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has ordered the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to be lowered in honor of Specialist Preston J. Suter.  The flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on July 19, 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY - Just after 2 p.m. today, Governor Gary R. Herbert issued a proclamation convening the Utah Legislature in a Special Session to address six legislative issues and confirm appointments. The session, to be held next Wednesday, July 20, at 2 p.m., is scheduled for a regular legislative interim day.

Good afternoon, I am Gary R. Herbert, Governor of this great State of Utah...

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