A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom
Utah’s future is inextricably tied to how we manage our water. Facing anticipated population growth, increasing interstate competition and potential climate changes, Governor Herbert has directed the development of a 50-year water plan for Utah. Alan Matheson will report on the status of that planning process, outline some of the key water issues identified, summarize public input to date, and solicit ideas from green bag participants.
Alan Matheson has been the Senior Environmental Advisor to Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert since October, 2011. In this role, he works closely with stakeholders throughout Utah to develop sound natural resource and environmental policy and implement environmental initiatives.
Alan previously served as Executive Director of Envision Utah, where he oversaw numerous regional initiatives to help communities address growth challenges in ways consistent with their values. He has consulted with dozens of regions around the country and has published articles on water, transportation and land use. He has additional experience as a partner in a Phoenix law firm, as senior attorney and environmental policy advisor for Arizona’s largest electric utility, and as the founding director of the Utah Water Project.
In the community, Alan serves on several boards and committees, including the Envision Utah Board of Trustees, the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) board, and the Sandy City Planning Commission. Alan received his A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University and graduated from the UCLA School of Law where he was an editor of the UCLA Law Review. He was a finalist for the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
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