Mayor Biskupski instrumental in U.S. Mayors’ adoption of historic 100 percent clean energy resolution

Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors approved a historic resolution that establishes support from the country’s mayors for the goal of moving to 100 percent clean and renewable energy nationwide. As a co-chair of the Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, Mayor Jackie Biskupski was instrumental in the work leading to the mayors’ action, spending much of her time at the annual meeting pressing for adoption of the measure. 

Recipients for the 2017 Mayor’s Artists Awards Announced

On Friday, June 23, the winners of the annual Mayor’s Artists Awards will be formally presented at the Utah Arts Festival. Established in 1992, the Mayor’s Artists Awards program recognizes significant accomplishments and contributions of individuals and organizations to the arts and cultural landscape of Utah. Each recipient will be introduced at the awards ceremony and receive a $500 prize.

Mayor Biskupski appoints Russell Pack to serve as interim director for SLC Airport

Mayor Jackie Biskupski has announced the appointment of longtime airport management professional Russell Pack as Interim Executive Director of Salt Lake City International Airport.A national search for a new full-time director is in full progress. Maureen Riley, Airport Executive Director since 2007, announced her retirement in April. Her final day will be June 30th.

Mayor Biskupki’s statement on the Salt Lake City Council’s failure to approve Sen. Dabakis for UTA Board of Trustees

“I am truly disappointed that the Salt Lake City Council decided to stick with the UTA status-quo and voted against a reformer like Sen. Jim Dabakis. While they can argue that UTA and Salt Lake City need a transit “expert” on the Board, the sad truth is that the work of the experts currently in place at UTA are stifled due to a lack of trust between the agency and taxpayers.

Mayor Biskupski appoints Sen. Jim Dabakis to UTA Board of Trustees

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski nominated Sen. Jim Dabakis to represent Salt Lake City on the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Board of Trustees.

Sen. Dabakis represents State Senate District 2, which encompasses a diverse section of Salt Lake City, including Downtown, Greater Avenues, Glendale, Liberty Wells, University of Utah, and portions of the East Bench. Sen. Dabakis is a member of the Senate Transportation, Public utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee.

Outdoor Apparel Company Wild Tribute to Relocate Headquarters in Salt Lake City

Wild Tribute announced today that the philanthropically motivated outdoor apparel company has moved its headquarters to Salt Lake City. Beyond lifestyle and recreation, Salt Lake City's proximity to the company’s wholesale business and the open arms of local strategic partners as well as the embedded outdoors industry made the decision to move from Kentucky a no brainer. Utah National Parks - Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, and Capitol Reef - along with Dead Horse Point State Park are some of the brand's most valued customers.

Medical device manufacturer Biomerics to headquarter in Salt Lake City

Biomerics, a leading medical device manufacturer for the cardiovascular market, will relocate to a new corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The 230,000-square foot facility will be located adjacent to the Northwest Quadrant west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. The new facility will include corporate and engineering offices, research and development labs, and cleanroom manufacturing.

Salt Lake City & County Building seismic upgrades are now complete

The seismic upgrade work for the iconic Salt Lake City & County Building is now complete. A receiving system consisting of 16 tons of reinforcing steel, 285 cubic yards of concrete, and several new structural steel members was installed in less than a year.  Prior to constructing the new shoulder walls, crews removed more than 706 tons of existing foundation stone originally installed when the building was constructed in the 1890s.  

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on today’s passage of the American Health Care Act

Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act in an effort to repeal and replace the successful Affordable Care Act.In 2017 alone, 197,000 Utahns have enrolled in coverage through the ACA. As Mayor of the Capital City, and the most diverse city in the state, I’m greatly concerned for the life and death consequences our residents could face as a result of this vote.