We, the signers of the Utah Compact on Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, affirm that all people are created equal under God. A racially equitable state requires us to act and create a society in which race and ethnicity do not determine or limit value, opportunity, and life outcomes.

We also affirm two key principles on which everyone can agree: That all Utahns must have a truly equal opportunity to prosper, and that economic inclusion is essential to creating these opportunities.

We view racism as more than just an individual character flaw. It is a system of ideas, beliefs, practices, structures, and policies that give some people greater opportunity to be fully human and live a happier and healthier life than others. Unraveling centuries of internalized and systemic racism requires bold anti-racist actions and policies right now.

We pledge to advance behavior on an individual, business, and government level that will establish priorities and laws that create equal opportunity and access for all.

We likewise pledge to foster cultures of inclusion in every aspect of our organizations and society while addressing social injustice and inequality, and condemning all forms of prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination.

We believe many of our nation’s societal ills can be solved by providing equal opportunity and access to education, employment, housing, and healthcare.

We further recognize that we must listen and learn from each other, realizing that as we deepen our understanding of differences, we can, in turn, be better understood.

Therefore, we commit to, and invite other Utahns to commit to, these anti-racist principles and actions:

1. Acknowledgement and action – We acknowledge that racism exists, and our actions make a difference. We call out racism wherever we see it and take purposeful steps to stop it.

2. Investment – We invest our time and resources to create greater opportunity for people of color. Eliminating racial and ethnic disparities requires our significant effort and investment.

3. Public policies and listening – We advance solutions to racial ills by listening and creating policies that provide equal opportunity and access to education, employment, housing, and healthcare.

4. Engagement – We engage to effect change. Broader engagement, equitable representation, and deeper connection across social, cultural, and racial lines will uphold the principle – “nothing about us, without us.”

5. Movement, not a moment – Utahns unite behind a common goal to create equal opportunity. We affirm our commitment will not just be a passing moment, but a legacy movement of social, racial and economic justice.

SIGNATORIES

Jeff Acerson
Trustee, Utah Transit Authority

Chaitanya Achan
President, Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah

Senator J. Stuart Adams

Carl Aldrich
Vice President of Advocacy, Utah Museums Association

Theodora Alesana
President & CEO, Excape Exit LLC

Altabank

Ciriac Alvarez Valle
Enriching Utah Coalition

A. Scott Anderson
President and CEO, Zions Bank

Claudia Anderson

Dan Anderson

Justin Anderson
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Daily Hope Publishing

Dr. Ruth Angerbauer

George Angerbauer

Representative Patrice Arent

Catherine Arik
Senior Vice President, Zions Bank

Beth Armstrong
Executive Director, People’s Health Clinic

Kathryn Armstrong

Roger Armstrong
Attorney, Roger L. Armstrong, Esq. LLC

John Arthur

Karla Arroyo
Director, Multicultural Counseling Center

Pamela Atkinson
Community Advocate

Kirk Aubry
President and CEO, Savage

Frederick W. Axelgard

Kimball Ball

Elizabeth Baker

Luna Banuri
Utah Muslim Civic League

Aden Batar
Director of Migration and Refugee Services, Catholic Community Services of Utah

Deborah Barlow

Danielle Baum
University of Utah

Tim Beaty

Lindsay Beebe

Mayor Andy Beerman
Park City

Bryan Beltram

Mary Bendio-Whitaker

Marc Bennett
Chief Executive Officer, Comagine Health

Rachel Bennett

Samuel Benson

Cami Berger
Utah Health and Human Rights

The Honorable Jackie Biskupski
35th Mayor of Salt Lake City

Edward Blake
CEO, Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity

Mikel Blake
RizeNext

Shawn Bliss
Bookmobile Librarian, Utah State Library

RD Boardman, PhD

Jill Bonsteel
School Counselor, Davis School District

Jose Borjon
Head Consul, Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City

Jim Bradley
Member, Salt Lake County Council

Miranda Bradshaw

Carlos Braceras
Executive Director, Utah Department of Transportation

Rob Brough
Executive Vice President, Zions Bank

Tim Brown
President/CEO, Tracy Aviary

Stephanie Brown
The Homemaker

Ari Bruening
CEO, Envision Utah

Bethany Bryant

Ashley Bunton

Stephanie Burdick
Community Health Advocate

Jeff Burton

Margaret Busse
Executive Director, Utah Department of Commerce

Yasir Butt
Imam Religious Muslim Leader, Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake

Craig Buttars
Commissioner, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Cherie Byars
Development Director, Inclusion Center for Community and Justice

Maria Caballero

Anita Call

Lauren Call
Founder and CEO, Packd/Call Foundation and FJM Impact Fund Director

Casey Cameron
Interim Executive Director, Utah department of Workforce Services

Mayor Blair Camp
Murray City

Laurel Cannon Alder

Paloma Cariello
University of Utah

Thom Carter
Governor’s Energy Advisor, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Energy Development

Angel Castillo
Chair, Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Ogden NAACP

Silvia Castro
Executive Director, Suazo Business Center

Neelam Chand

Max Chang

Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Community Advocate, Aspira Public Affairs

Matt Checketts
Vista

Angela Choberka

Patricia Christensen

Carlton J. Christensen
Chair, Utah Transit Authority

Kaerli Christensen

Kent Christensen
Tax Partner, Haynie & Company

Patricia Christensen

Lisa-Michele Church
Utah State Board of Higher Education

Tiffany Clason
Executive Director, Utah Department of Alcohol Beverage Control

Marc Coles-Ritchie
Board Chair, Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance

Chris Conard
Executive Director, Playworks Utah

Karen Cope

Jessie Corbridge
Certified Social Worker, Utah Health and Human Rights

Kim Cordova
Executive Director, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

McKinlee Covey

Governor Spencer J. Cox
State of Utah

Gordon Crabtree
CEO, University of Utah Health-Hospitals & Clinics

Dr. Forrest C. Crawford

Bill Crim
United Way of Salt Lake

Kathie Darby
Commissioner of Diversity, Ogden City

Liz Darger

Suzanne Dailey
Vice President, Grounds for Coffee

Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost

Piper Danielson

Pastor France Davis

Brooke Day

Danielle Day

Tracey Dean
Chairwoman, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

Steve DeBry
Councilman, Salt Lake County Council

Aundrea DeMille
Cox/Henderson Equality & Opportunity Policy Committee

Cameron Diehl
Executive Director, Utah League of Cities and Towns

Quinn Dietlein
Executive Director, Hale Centre Theatre

President Beth Dobkin
Westminster College

Katie Donoviel
Executive Director, English Skills Learning Center

Stan Drasutis
GEAR UP Coordinator, Granite school District

John Dunbar
Managing Partner, Dunbar Family Properties

Kevin Dustin
Director of Athletics, Salt Lake Community College

Danene Dustin
Global Sales Executive, Morris Meetings & Incentives

Rebecca Dutson
President and CEO, The Children’s Center

Lisa and Hope Eccles

Kristen Edwards
Chair, Cox/Henderson Equality & Opportunity Policy Committee

Trudy Ellis

Danielle Endres

Marie Erickson
Library Resources Program Manager, Utah State Library

Scott Evans
Founder, Pago Restaurant Group (Pago, Finca, East Liberty Tap House, Hub & Spoke Diner)

Shelby Falabella

Susi Feltch-Malohifo’ou
CEO/Director, Pacific Island Knowledge Action Resources (PIK2AR)

Tom Fisher
County Manager, Summit County

Jake Fitisemanu, Jr.
Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition

Chuck Foster
American Indian Ed. Specialist, USBE

Cecilia Foxley
Former Utah Commissioner of Higher Education

Theresa Foxley
President & CEO, EDCUtah

Jay Francis
President & CEO, South Valley Chamber

Jeremy Franklin

Stephanie Frohman

Maria Garciaz
CEO, NeighborWorks Salt Lake

Christian Gardner

Kem Gardner

Regnal Garff
Program Director, Office of Policy & Special Projects, Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services

Alisha Garrett
Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer, Utah Transit Authority

James Gaskill

Laurel Gaskill

Mark Gaylord
Ballard Spahr, LLP

Evie Gerontis

Shireen Ghorbani
Salt Lake County Council

Sharlee Glenn
Founder, Mormon Women for Ethical Government & Everyone Belongs Project

Natalie Gochnour

Lateisha Golub

Carolyn M. Gonot
Executive Director, Utah Transit Authority

Maximillian Gonzales
Project Manager, Utah Education Network

Michael Good
University of Utah Health

Ron Gordon
General Counsel, Utah Governor’s Office

Xander Gordon
Clinical Director, Utah Health and Human Rights

Jodi Graham
Executive Director, Utah Humanities

Michelle Graves
Deputy Director of Arts and Events, St. George City

Darius A. Gray
Founder, Genesis Group, LDS Church

Colonel Joseph Green
Chief of Staff, Utah Army National Guard

Missy Greis
Owner, Publik Coffee, Publik Kitchen, Publik Ed’s

Andrew Gruber
Executive Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council

Tracy Gruber
Director, Utah Office of Child Care, Utah Department of Workforce Services

Dr. William Guillory
CEO, Innovations International

Jeff Gull
JSB Prosper

Mike Haddon
Director 0f Administrative Services, Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

Jeremy Hafen
President, Clyde Companies, Inc.

Karen Hale

Joan Hammer

Nathan Hanamaika
Multicultural Commission

Art Hansen
Assistant Superintendent, Weber School District

Tracy Hansford
Community Arts Coordinator, Utah Division of Arts & Museum

Miles Hanson
President & CEO, World Trade Center Utah

Marc Harrison

Representative Suzanne Harrison

Timothy Harrison
United Way of Salt Lake

Gary Harter
Executive Director, Utah Department of Veteran & Military Affairs

Dr. Rob Harter
Executive Director, Christian Center of Park City

Representative Jon Hawkins
Utah House of Representatives

Alisa Haws

Bishop Scott Hayashi
Episcopal Church of Utah

Howard Headlee
Utah Bankers Association

Andrew Heaton
GoldMind

Lt. Governor Deidre M. Henderson
State of Utah

Deanna Herring
Deputy Executive Director, Utah State Tax Commission

Jeff Herring
Chief Human Resource Officer, University of Utah

Alexandra Hesse
Executive Director, The Leonardo

Benj Heuston
CEO, Waterford.org

Moe Hickey
CEO, Voices for Utah Children

Isaac Higham

Hilltop United Methodist Church

Ronald Hilton
President, Proximal Systems Corporation

Andrea Himoff
Founder, Action Utah

Dean Hirabayashi
President/CEO, JACL

Lorraine Hoffman
Certified Nutritional Consultant, Healthy Me Health Foods, LLC

Beth Holbrook
Trustee, Utah Transit Authority

Representative Sandra Hollins

Joleigh Honey

Lucy Houser

Rachel Howe

BD Howes

Teresa Sanchez Howes

Bonnie Huff

President Deneece Huftalin
Salt Lake Community College

Ronell Hugh
Head of Product Marketing, Adobe Experience Platform, Adobe Inc.

Mike Hussey
Chief Information Officer, State of Utah

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Paul Huntsman

Oz Hutton
CEO, Melange, LLC

Richard Hyer

Inclusion Center for Community and Justice

Ryan Ireland

Senator Jani Iwamoto

James Jackson III
Executive Director, Utah Black Chamber

Zach Jacob
City Council Member, West Jordan City

Vanessa Janak

Richard Jaramillo
President, Utah Coalition of La Raza

Hugh Jass

Erin Jemison

Brian Jensen

Michael Jensen
Councilmember, Salt Lake County Council

Amber Johnson

Ed Johnson

Jace Johnson

Julie Johnson

Michael Johnson
CEO, HOALiving (FCS)

Patricia Jones

Sara Jones
Co-Founder, Women Tech Council, CEO InclusionPro

Dayna Jones Shoell

Richard Kanner

Nolan Karras
Chair, Karras Company, Inc.

Troy Keller

Elizabeth Kelly

April Kennedy
Reader’s Advisor, Utah State Library

John Kesler
President, Salt Lake Civil Network

Steve Keyser
CEO, Utah Paperbox Co.

Hanko Kiessner
CEO, Packsize International, LLC

Jessica Kinsey
Director/Curator, Southern Utah Museum of Art

Katherine Kittrell
President, Micro Villas

Deneiva Knight
External Affairs Director, Comcast NBCUniversal

Naresh Kumar

Mauricio Laguan
University of Utah

Patricia Lake

Fred Lampropoulos

Katrina Lantz

Latinos In Action

Latter-day Saints Democrats Caucus

Kristen Lavelett
Executive Director, Local First Utah

G. Edward Leary
Commissioner of Financial Institutions, Utah Department of Financial Institutions

Gretchen Lee
Executive Director, Mountain Meditation Center

Ken Leetham

Trina Limpert
RizeNext

Warren Lloyd
Owner,Principal, Lloyd Architects

Naja Pham Lockwood
Community Advocate, Found and CEO, RYSE Media

R. Chet & Jennifer P. Loftis

Joey Lopez
Program Manager, MarketStar

Jill Love
Multicultural Commission

Michelle Love-Day
Love-Day Educational Consulting

Barbara Lovejoy

Crystal Low
Executive Vice President, Zions Bank

Frank Mack
Executive Producer, Utah Shakespeare Festival

Dr. Susan R. Madsen
Professor, Utah State University

Siya Mali
Morgan Stanley

Simba Maponga
Vice-Chair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Coalition

Oreta Mapu-Tupola
UPHA/University of Utah/PIK2AR

David Marchant

Cameron Martin
Vice President of Operations/Chief of Staff, Rocky Mountain University

Lais Martinez

Sonya Martinez-Ortiz
Rooted Soul Consulting and Counseling & Rape Recovery Center

Peggy Marton

Jane Marquardt

Mark Maryboy

Abdoulaye Massaly

Christine Mason
Grant Writer, Encircle

Kena Mathews

Jaceson Maughan
Labor Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission

Jennifer Mayer-Glenn
Utah Neighborhood Parnters

Karen McCandless
Executive Director, Community Action Services and Food Bank

Caitlin McDonald
Commissioner, Utah Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission

Peggy McDonough Jan
President, MHTN Architects, Inc.

Michelle McGaughey

Rich McKeown

Scott McLeod
Founder & President, Catalyst Consulting SLC

Dana Meier
Area Manager/Vice President, WSP USA

Brooklyn Merchant

Paul Mero

Mayor Erin Mendenall
Salt Lake City

Chris Metz

Enid Mickelsen

Gail Miller
Owner and Chair, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Derek Miller
President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

Joanne R. Milner
Our Story/Your Story

Barry Moniak
Fearless Leadership Advisory Consultant, barrymoniak.com

Fernando Montano

Mike Moon
UServeUtah

Mikelle Moore
Intermountain Healthcare

Mormon Women for Ethical Government – Utah

President Brad Mortensen
Weber State University

Michael Morris
EVP/COO, Zions Bank

Pastor Oscar T. Moses
Calvary Baptist Church

Jenalee Moynier
Diversity Officer, Uintah Basin Technical College

Ben Nadolski
Ogden City Council

Tanya Nagahiro
Social Service Worker/Section Manager, Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services

Shawn Neider

Joshua Nielsen
Assistant Director, Property Tax Division/Utah State Tax Commission

Richard Nielsen
Founding President/CEO, Rocky Mountain University

Shawn Newell
VP, NAACP UT Chapter, Utah Multicultural Commission, SLCC Board of Trustees

William Nixon
Chairman and CEO, Policy Impact Strategic Communications

David Novak
Health Insurance Broker for Seniors, Novak Enterprises Inc.

Yvonne Nsabimana-Baraketse
Founding President, Ngoma y’Africa Cultural Center

Jennifer Nuttal
Executive Director, Neighborhood House Association

Dr. Tino Nyawelo
Multicultural Commission

Ogden City Council

Karen Okawa

Margaret Olson
Summit County Attorney

Joél-Léhi Organista
Founder & CEO, Machita Inc

Mario Organista
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 44016

Teresa Organista
Founder, Casa Quetzalcoatl

Liz Owens
CEO, YWCA Utah

Antonella Packard
Co-Founder, Silicon Slopes Latino

Karla Padilla

Michael Palumbo
Music Director and Conductor, Chamber Orchestra Ogden

Sui Lang Panoke
Senior Vice President Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Zions Bank

Asha Parekh
Utah Refugee Services Office Director, Department of Workforce Services

Cassandra Parkin

Gilbert Parkin

Jessica Parkin

Nicole Parkin

Samantha Parkin

Shelly Parkin

Dinesh Patel

Kenneth Payne

Randall Payne

Brett Peterson
Director, Division of Juvenile Justice Services

David Peterson
President & CEO, Haynie & Company, CPAs.

Wendy Peterson
Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Utah

Wendy Peterson
Title VI Coordinator, Granite School District

Michael Perlman
Director of Business Growth, Jan-Pro/SaniGLAZE of Utah

Nancy Pierce

Plan-B Theatre’s Board of Trustees

Mayor Kelleen Potter
Heber

Lori Ann Potter

Cynthia Proctor

Scott Pulsipher
President, Western Governors University

Candie Quintana
Director of Public Relations & Development, TURN Community Services

Julianne Rabb
Alkali Counseling

Mara Rabin, MD
Medical Director, Utah Health & Human Rights

Heather F. Rayburn

Jenney Rees
Executive Director, Department of Administrative Services

Stuart Reid

Alysa Revell
Executive Director, Bountiful Davis Arts Center

Cristina M. Reyes
Utah State Library

Kimberly Reynolds
OAC Program Director, Utah Valley University

Holly Richardson

RizeNext

James Roberts
Managing Partner, Redirect Digital

Christopher Robinson
CEO, The Ensign Group, L.C.

José Rodríguez, MD, FAAFP
Associate Vice President, University of Utah Health

Ray Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodgers

Representative Angela Romero

Ross Romero
Inclusion Strategies

Amanda Romualdo

Mestre Jamaika Romualdo
Salt Lake Capoeria

Dalene Rowley

Kate Rubalcava
Chief Executive Officer, Utah Nonprofits Association

Jacob Rugh
Associate Professor of Sociology, Brigham Young University

Byron Russell
Co-Chair, Utah Multicultural Commission/Multicultural Advisory Committee to the COVID-19 Response

Katie Sales

Salt Lake County

Vickie Samuelson
Co-President, League of Women Voters Utah

Michelle Sanchez
JJS Diversity Equity Inclusion Director

Betty Sawyer
Co-Founder, Project Success Coalition

Suzanne Sawyer
Sawyer Speech and Language Therapy, LLC

Lex Scott
Founder, Black Lives Matter Utah

Robbyn and Craig Scribner
RizeNext

Craig Scribner
CDS Holdings

Richard Segal
Founder, Segal Foundation Inc

Kohs Semnani

Maquel Shaw

Jeremy Shinoda

Rev. Jeff Silliman
Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Utah, Presbyterian Church (USA)

Ann Silverberg Williamson
Executive Director, Utah Department of Human Services

Mayla Slack
Multicultural Advisor, Brigham Young University

Brayden Smith

Dave Smith
President, Penna Powers

Glori Smith

Jennifer Smith
EVP Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Zions Bancorporation

Jodi Smith

Lynda Smith

Martin Smith

Rick Smith
University of Utah

Sarah Anne Smith

Scott Smith
Executive Director, Utah State Tax Commission

Tyler Smith

Maurice Smith
Urban Indian Center

Tanya Snelson
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Bishop Oscar Solis
Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Alan Sparrow

Rabbi Samuel Spector
Congregation Kol Ami

Scott Sperry
Chief Operating Officer, O.C. Tanner Company

Whitney Staheli
Southern Utah Museum of Art

Steve Starks
CEO, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

Representative Jeff Stenquist

Doug Stephens
Ogden City Council, Ogden City

Michael Stevenson
Chair, Utah Democratic Black Caucus

LaDawn Stoddard
Director, UServeUtah

Jana Stoneman

Cameron Stringham

Carolee Taggart

James Taggart
President, Ogden-Weber Technical College

Archana Thiagarajan

Beth Thompson
PR Director, Malouf

Carol Thompson

Isael Torres
Utah Health and Human Rights

Rocío Torres Mora

Carla Koons Trentelman

Miguel Trujillo

President Astrid Tuminez
Utah Valley University

Kim Ulibarri
Chief People Officer, Utah Transit Authority

Utah Health and Human Rights

Utah Latinx Youth Symposium

John L. Valentine
Commissioner, Chairman, Utah State Tax Commission

Jeffrey Van Hulten

Jami Van Huss
Director, Hyrum City Museum

Christine Villarreal

Mary Ann Villarreal
University of Utah

Craig Wagstaff
Dominion Energy

Nikki Walker
DOMO

Russell Walker

Mayor Troy Walker
Draper City

Mike Washburn
President & CEO, Thanksgiving Point Institute, Inc.

Natalie Walker Whitlock
Founder, Impact China

Kelly Ward
Regional President, Zions Bank

President Ruth Watkins
University of Utah

LaVarr Webb

Michelle Webb
VP of Institutional Effectiveness, Rocky Mountain Unversity

Representative Elizabeth Weight

Senator Todd Weiler

Matthew Weinstein
Co-chair, Congregation Kol Ami Social Action/Social Justice Committee

Melarie Wheat

Marcia White

Ruth White
Outreach Director, Utah Cultural Alliance

David Whitlock

David Wicai
Utah STEM Action Center

Sylvia Wilcox

Jeanetta Williams
President, NAACP Salt Lake Branch

President Richard Williams
Dixie State University

Robin Williams

Troy Williams
Executive Director, Equality Utah

Mayor Jenny Wilson
Salt Lake County

Rhett Wilson
Director, Upstart Operations, Waterford.org

Kent Winder

Representative Mike Winder

Nate Winters
Deputy Director, Division of Juvenile Justice Services

Aimee Winder Newton
Councilwoman, Salt Lake County

Andi Witczak

Charlotte Wolff

Jena C. Woodbury
Executive Director, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Megan Woods

Joseph Woolley

Dave R. Woolstenhulme
Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education

Becki Wright

Deborah Wright

Sarah Wright
Executive Director, Utah Clean Energy

William Wright

Ze Min Xiao
Director, Mayor’s Office for New Americans, Salt Lake County

Andy Young

Shane Young
Internal Audit Director, Utah Department of Transportation

Crystal Young-Otterstrom
Executive Director, Utah Cultural Alliance

YWCA Utah

Zions Bank Board of Directors

Rabbi Avremi Zippel
Chabad Lubavitch of Utah

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