Help Shape Utah's Future

Dear Wildcats,

President Wight and I want you to add your voice to guiding the direction of our great state.

In fact, right now you can make an impact on your state and your university all at once by completing the survey for the Your Utah Your Future campaign.

The campaign is seeking 50,000 Utah voices. Envision Utah, the organization behind the Your Utah Your Future effort, will then use those voices to build a vision for what our state will be like in 2050 — when our population will be nearly double what it is now.

In addition, Envision Utah will donate $1 to the Weber State University Student Association (WSUSA) for every Weber State student, administrator, faculty or staff member, or friend of the university who takes the survey. There will be an option at the end of the survey to list your school, so please remember to list Weber State University. If we have more responses than any of the other big schools in the state, we’ll receive an additional dollar for each participant.

What a great way for WSU alumni to be heard and to help your alma mater.

Please take a moment to learn about the growth issues we face by reviewing the five scenarios presented in an interactive infographic at envisionutah.org. Then complete the survey on the same page by clicking “Go to Vote.”

The survey will ask your opinions on a variety of topics including air quality, water resources, education, transportation, agriculture and more. The results will be used to create a vision for the whole state that will guide policy makers, local governments, businesses, developers and all of us as we prepare for the future.

This isn’t a typical survey. It provides a wealth of information and gives you the freedom to learn as much as you want before submitting your final vote. It’s expected that people will spend anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes taking the survey depending on how deeply they want to dive into any of the topics.

President Wight and I support this effort and are asking you to do the same. Please go to envisionutah.org and make sure your voice helps shape Utah’s future!

Joe Favero
WSUSA President