Quality Growth Commission

 

The Utah Quality Growth Commission was created in 1999. Since 2000, the McAllister Fund has conserved nearly 100,000 acres of critical lands in Utah.

The Commission has three missions:

  1. To assist local governments with Quality Growth Planning
  2. To advise the legislature and the Governor on growth management issues
  3. To promote critical land conservation as part of responsible growth by administering the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation program.

The McAllister Program uses funds appropriated by the Legislature to purchase conservation easements on important pieces of private land, acquire small parcels in fee title under limited circumstances and provide small restoration grants to improve conserved lands. Since 2000, the McAllister Fund has conserved nearly 100,000 acres of critical lands in Utah. The legislature has appropriated approximately $20 million to this effort, which has been matched by over $200 million in other funds.

Commission Members

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Wade Garrett
Utah Farm Bureau

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Andy Beerman
Park City Mayor

Kelleen Potter

Kelleen Potter
Heber City Mayor

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Ron Iacono
Utah Home Builders


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Jeff Scott
Box Elder County Commissioner

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Greg Todd
Duchesne County Commission Chair

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Jim Bradley
Salt Lake County Council

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Kent Bushman
Utah Farmer's Union


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Randy Day
Utah Association of Realtors

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Ashley Korenblat
Western Spirit Cycling

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Craig Buttars
Department of Agriculture and Food Commissioner

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Brian Steed
Department of Natural Resources Executive Director


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Shannon Ellsworth
Provo City Council

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Scott Cheney
Utah Attorney General's Office