Salt Lake City

Join Mayor Becker, Council Members for Community Conversation on Air Quality


February 4, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond

Mayor to Host Community Conversation on Air Quality Issues

SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to join him and a panel of local policymakers for an informal community conversation about air quality issues on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West.


Mayor Becker reiterated his commitment to working toward addressing the region’s ongoing air quality issues in his recent State of the City Address (read it here: and outlined air quality-focused work Salt Lake City has accomplished during his administration, City efforts planned for the year ahead and the critical areas that require action by Utah state leaders.


Attendees will have an active role in the discussion as Mayor Becker and panel members answer questions, outline what is happening at the local level to improve air quality and what community members can do to help make a difference.


Joining Mayor Becker will be Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa, Salt Lake City Councilwoman and Breathe Utah Executive Director Erin Mendenhall and Salt Lake City Sustainability Director Vicki Bennett.


“I look forward to this opportunity to explore air quality issues with our residents and brainstorm on ways we can work together toward positive change,” said Mayor Becker. “Improving our dreadful pollution problem is going to require a wide-ranging collaborative effort that includes definitive action by state government in addition to ongoing efforts by municipal entities and all of us who call Utah home.” 


This event is the first in a series of monthly gatherings at Sorenson Unity Center focused on issues important to Salt Lake City residents.



EVENT:   Community Conversations with Mayor Becker


WHO:   Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

           Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa

           Salt Lake City Councilwoman and Breathe Utah Executive Director Erin Mendenhall

           Salt Lake City Sustainability Director Vicki Bennett


WHERE: Sorenson Unity Center

            1383 S. 900 West


WHEN:  Wednesday, Feb. 5

            6-8 p.m.