Be Ready Utah

We live in a state that is vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. Since 1983, Utah has experienced twelve significant disasters that received presidential disaster declarations, and countless others that have threatened the lives and property of Utahns.  The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM) has adopted an all-hazard approach to […]

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Boards and Commissions

Lt. Governor Cox serves on many boards and commissions throughout the state. These boards and commissions strive to tackle many important issues and offer leadership and direction. State Boards and Commissions Aerospace States Association Capitol Preservation Board Constitutional Defense Council Early Childhood Education Commission Emergency Management Administration Council Governor’s Rural Partnership Board State Homeless Coordinating […]

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Computer Science Education

Utah’s unemployment rate has been below four percent since 2014 and continues to decline. Although the state is proud of this low rate, it comes with challenges. We are seeing a shortage of workforce — especially in the technology sector which is becoming a major sector of our economy. Many companies are struggling to find […]

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Intergenerational Poverty

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In 2012, the Utah State Legislature passed the Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act which created the Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission. The commission is tasked with reducing intergenerational poverty among Utah children.  Since 2012, Utah has utilized research and data to embark on a strategic campaign to ensure that we foster the well-being of all children, including […]

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Opioid Abuse Prevention

The opioid epidemic is shattering lives all across our state and nation. The abuse of prescription medication is not only life-threatening but often leads to other difficult struggles such as homelessness and further addiction to even more harmful drugs. Someone shouldn’t be a knee surgery away from having their life destroyed. By educating the public […]

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Rural Economic Development

Lt. Governor Cox was born and raised in rural Utah and resides there today. He has a deep understanding of, and experience with, the challenges and opportunities that rural communities face. He has not only helped run a business in rural Utah but also represented the rural population as a city councilman and mayor of […]

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Service and Volunteerism

Utah has ranked #1 in volunteerism for 13 consecutive years. Service and volunteerism have always been a part of what makes Utah the best place to live, work and play. Lt. Governor Cox often gets asked by the leaders from other states and from around the world why Utah is so successful. While the business-friendly […]

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Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

Suicide in the United States has been on the rise for decades and Utah is not immune to this increase. Unfortunately, the suicide rate in Utah has been above the national average for over ten years and is especially high among teens and young adults. Lt. Governor Cox has shared his personal experiences with suicidal […]

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Utah Multicultural Commission

There is no doubt we are stronger as a state when we embrace our differences and use our diversity as an asset. To better achieve this, Governor Gary R. Herbert created the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs and Multicultural Commission in 2013 by executive order and appointed Lt. Governor Spencer Cox as chair of the […]

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Women’s Leadership

Lt. Governor Cox strives to be an advocate for equality in every aspect of society. One issue he cares deeply about is women’s leadership. His efforts to encourage businesses and other organizations to promote more women to leadership roles has made him a reliable and familiar voice for the issue. He speaks regularly to business […]

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