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The Utah Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee (ORAC) exists to support and advise the Office of Outdoor Recreation with its mission to ensure all Utahns can live a healthy and active lifestyle through outdoor recreation. ORAC is made up of leaders from across the outdoor industry to represent voices for human- and motor-powered recreation, land management agencies, conservation groups, businesses, and organizations that support all people getting outside regardless of skin color, ethnicity, age, outdoor background, physical ability, or recreation preference.

Each ORAC member is part of a subcommittee that collaborates with stakeholders from across the outdoor recreation industry, including both rural and urban representatives, brands, guides and outfitters, nonprofits, and more. There are four subcommittees: Every Kid Outdoors; Inclusion, Diversity & Equity; Outdoor Industry; and Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation.

The ORAC supports and advises the office with its duties to:

  • Coordinate outdoor recreation policy, management, and promotion among state and federal agencies and local government entities in the state (with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office if public land is involved)
  • Promote economic development in Utah by coordinating with outdoor recreation stakeholders, improving recreational opportunities, and recruiting outdoor recreation business
  • Recommend to the governor and Legislature policies and initiatives to enhance recreational amenities and experiences in the state and help implement those policies and initiatives;
  • Develop data regarding the impacts of outdoor recreation in the state; and
  • Promote the health and social benefits of outdoor recreation, especially to young people.

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR) is grateful for the committee’s service which helps contribute to the OOR mission: to ensure that Utahns can live an active and healthy lifestyle through outdoor recreation.

Committee Members

_Bureau of Land Management

Abbie Jossie

Every Kid Outdoors Subcommittee

    _DPS Skis

    Alex Adema

    Outdoor Industry Subcommittee

      _City of Millcreek and Outdoor Afro

      Ashley Cleveland

      Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Subcommittee

        _NPS Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program

        Betsy Byrne

        Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation Subcommittee

          _Utah Office of Tourism

          Bianca Lyon

          Every Kid Outdoors Subcommittee

            _U.S. Forest Service

            Chris Hartman

            Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation Subcommittee

              _National Parks Conservation Association

              Cory MacNulty

              Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation Subcommittee

                _Bike Utah

                Crys Lee

                Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Subcommittee

                  _President and CEO of SLC Chamber

                  Derek Miller

                  Outdoor Industry Subcommittee

                    _Wasatch Adaptive Sports

                    Elizabeth Jahp

                    Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Subcommittee

                      _Wasatch Mountain Institute

                      Hilary Lambert

                      Every Kid Outdoors Subcommittee

                        _Sportsman's Warehouse

                        Jared Tanner

                        Every Kid Outdoors Subcommittee

                          _Utah State Parks

                          Jeff Rasmussen

                          Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation Subcommittee

                            _Black Diamond

                            Jess Powell

                            Every Kid Outdoors Subcommittee

                              _National Park Service

                              Jim Ireland

                              Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Subcommittee

                                _Partnerships Manager at Ski Utah

                                Keane Horner

                                Outdoor Industry Subcommittee

                                  _Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office

                                  Leslie Fonger

                                  Outdoor Industry Subcommittee

                                    _Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

                                    Lindsey Davis

                                    Outdoor Industry Subcommittee

                                      _USA Climbing

                                      Marc Norman

                                      Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation Subcommittee

                                        _Discover Utah Magazine

                                        Monique Beeley

                                        Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Subcommittee

                                          _Salt Lake Off-Road Expo

                                          Phil Rawlings

                                          Outdoor Industry Subcommittee

                                            _HECHO

                                            Rebecca Chavez-Houck

                                            Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Subcommittee

                                              _Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

                                              Robin Goodman

                                              Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation Subcommittee

                                                _EDC Utah

                                                Stephanie Pack

                                                Outdoor Industry Subcommittee

                                                  _Holiday River Expeditions

                                                  Tim Gaylord

                                                  Stewardship, Visitor Management & Responsible Recreation Subcommittee

                                                    _Petzl

                                                    Tom Adams

                                                    Outdoor Industry Subcommittee