News Release
For Immediate Release

Aimee Edwards
GOED Communications Director
(801) 538-8811 Office
(801) 755-3085 Cell

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation Hosts regional Outdoor Recreation Summits 

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 9, 2016) – Following the success of last year’s Outdoor Recreation Summit, the Office of Outdoor Recreation is pleased to host regional summits in Ogden, Cedar City and Moab this fall. The summits will provide an excellent opportunity for rural communities and businesses to network and learn about where Utah’s recreation economy is going.

The summits will take place on the following dates:

  • Ogden – Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at the Eccles Conference Center
  • Cedar City – Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at the SUU Haze Hunter Conference Center
  • Moab – Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at the Red Cliff Lodge

“Our summits will foster collaboration between private, federal, and state entities to promote continual sustainable growth,” said Tom Adams, director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation. “Each corner of the state has its own successes and we want to provide an opportunity for those experiences to be shared and have other communities learn from them.”

With three summits, attendees have three opportunities to from different keynote speakers including:

  • Ogden
    • Julia Stamps Mallon, co-founder of REI Outessa Summit
    • Dave Sakrison, mayor of Moab City
  • Cedar City
    • Martin Frey, the only man in the world to complete the seven summits and seven seas
    • Scott Wyatt, president of Southern Utah University
  • Moab
    • Davis Smith, CEO of Cotopaxi
    • Mike Caldwell, mayor of Ogden City

For additional information or how to attend one or all three events, please register at


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 or