16th annual governor's
native American Summit
july 28, 2022
native American Summit
july 28, 2022
RESTORING BALANCE BY CONNECTING WITH OUR CULTURES"
Our long-term goal for this conference is to bring together Tribal leaders, community partners, government officials, educators, students, and community members to engage in productive dialogue to help Utah’s Tribal communities grow and thrive.
We are grateful to the University of Utah for offering to host this year's event, for our many sponsors, and for members of our community who participate in this event. We look forward to a successful and safe event in 2022.
Registration is open. We look forward to seeing you on July 28, 2022!
Gov. Spencer J. Cox
A sixth-generation Utahn, Gov. Spencer J. Cox was born and raised in Fairview, a town of 1,247 residents located about two hours south of Salt Lake City. He graduated from Snow College, Utah State University and Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Cox met Abby Palmer at age 16 and they have been smitten with each other ever since. After Spencer’s service as a missionary in Mexico, the couple married and moved away to continue their education. Gov. Cox launched his career as an attorney clerking for U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart and began building a successful law practice at a Salt Lake City firm, Fabian & Clendenin. He returned to Fairview to join the family business, CentraCom, as vice president and general counsel.
In Fairview, Gov. Cox served as a city councilman, mayor, county commissioner and state legislator before being appointed to serve as Utah’s lieutenant governor in 2013.
Gov. Cox has spoken out and led out on some of the state’s most daunting challenges including the current coronavirus crisis, homelessness, suicide prevention and bullying. His efforts contributed to Utah’s unprecedented prosperity while fulfilling his constitutional mandate to ensure free and fair elections as the state’s chief election officer. Cox is a vocal advocate for civility in politics, and he’s committed to improving education, strengthening the economy, bolstering Utah’s rural communities, supporting public health, and ensuring opportunity for all Utahns.
Gov. Cox and wife Abby are proud parents of four children: Gavin, Kaleb, Adam and EmmaKate. He and his family enjoy spending time in Utah’s amazing backcountry. He also plays the bass guitar with his brother in a local rock band.
Host Tribe 2022:
This year's summit will be an inter-tribal event
Draft event schedule: TBA
Thursday, July 28, 2022
The annual Governor’s Native American Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah, where state government, tribal leaders, community partners, educators, students, and community members converge to celebrate Native culture and find solutions to issues impacting Utah’s American Indian communities. As a sponsoring partner, your company/organization will have an opportunity to interact directly with Utah’s Native American community and the 500 expected attendees.
We invite you to be a contributing community partner for this year's Summit. For more information, contact James Toledo.
The annual Governor's Native American Summit is the only event of its kind in Utah, where state government, tribal leaders, community partners, educators, students, and community members converge to celebrate Native culture and find solutions to issues impacting Utah's American Indian communities. As an exhibiting partner, your organization will have an opportunity to interact directly with Utah's Native American community and the 500 expected attendees.
If you would like learn more about vendor or exhibit opportunities, please email James Toledo.