Policy Tours

 

Please note that tours must be registered for in advance. Guests are welcome to register for a policy tour- a separate registration must be completed for each individual.

 

Tours will involve moderate amounts of walking, please wear comfortable close-toed, close-heeled shoes.

 

All tours will take place Thursday, September 13 at 1:30-5:30p.m.

 

 

 

 

Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah is the Air Force’s second largest base by population and geographical size, and home to many operational and support missions. The base provides world-class logistics support and program management for the F-35, F-22, F-16, A-10, and C-130 aircraft; and manages and maintains the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).  The 388th Fighter Wing is an active duty wing flying the F-35 Lightning II, the Air Force’s premier 5th generation fighter, and maintains combat readiness to deploy, employ, and fight in any conflict. The Utah Test and Training Range, a Department of Defense major range and test facility, is also managed by Hill Air Force Base.

 

Highlights include:

  • Mission brief of the 388FW Fighter Wing

  • F-35 Lighting II (single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters)

  • Software Facility

  • ICBM launch control facility (SMIC and MM Silo)

 

Restrictions: Register by Thursday, July 26. U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Participants must bring a valid U.S. driver’s license or passport.

 

Estimated travel time each direction: 1 hour

 

 

 

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Tourism, Sports, and Recreation

The state of Utah has developed a brand as distinctive as its landscapes and people. Working in conjunction with federal and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private corporations the state supports a tourism industry that brought $8.4 billion in visitor spending and $1.23 billion in tax revenue in 2016 alone. From international sporting events to one of the world’s great film festivals, from award-winning performances under the stars to prized hunting and fishing, Utah has developed a tourism industry that celebrates the state’s strengths through strategic branding and investment.

 

This policy tour will take place at a venue that played a starring role in the largest event Utah has ever hosted: the 2002 Winter Olympics. Sixteen years later, Utah Olympic Park is now a dynamic multi-use facility focused on developing and growing participation in winter sports in the state of Utah and is an official United States Olympic Committee Training Site.

 

Highlights include:

  • State and community leaders will share how Utah’s investment in sporting events, outdoor recreation, arts organizations, and other events bring tourism to the state.
  • A discussion of the return on investment for the state and how Utah’s brand has been shaped to help drive the tourism industry.
  • A tour of the Utah Olympic Park facilities

 

Estimated travel time each direction: 50 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), founded in 1995, is owned by the state of Utah and designated by the legislature as the official cancer center of Utah. They host more than 125,000 patient visits annually; operating several clinics that focus on patients with a family history of breast, colon, melanoma, pancreas, and prostate cancers; and operate the only Phase I clinical research program in the region with more than 200 clinical trials are open for enrollment at any given time. HCI researchers have identified more cancer-causing genes than any other cancer center in the world and have helped educate more than 1 million people from all 50 states and every continent except Antarctica.

 

Highlights include:

  • A tour of state-of-the-art clinics in radiation oncology and advanced therapeutics

  • Top cancer genetics researcher’s laboratory to learn about biology of cancer

  • Private inpatient area

  • Award-winning Cancer Learning Center

  • Award-winning Wellness Center

 

Estimated travel time each direction: 40 minutes

 

 

 

 

Partnering to Help Refugees and the Homeless

Working in conjunction with local government, charitable organizations, and private companies, the state of Utah seeks to connect refugees and those experiencing homelessness with employment, housing, and other support services. The state’s multi prong approach led to the establishment of Operation Rio Grande- a strategic plan to improve access to services and combat threats to public safety. Hear from state and local government leaders on the successes and challenges of joining efforts, as well as the importance of developing strong partnerships with non-profits and the business community to develop solutions to difficult issues.

 

Highlights Include:

  • Welfare Square, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, houses a grain elevator, bakery, cannery, milk processing plant, and a Deseret Industries thrift store. They provide counseling services, household basics for refugees, and distribute nutritional support to home food storage centers across 45 states.

  • Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) offering homeless individuals shelter and support, serving an average of 450 individuals each day. Clients Advocates provides case management to individuals, help them access benefits programs and search for work on the road back to self-sufficiency.

 

Estimated travel time each direction: 40 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions or additional information on policy tours please email csgutah@le.utah.gov