Mountain Accord

Congressman Jim Matheson
2014-10-24 14:41:31
Congressman Jim Matheson, 4th Congressional District of Utah Dear Friend, I have always felt that the best solutions are long-term, thoughtful, and include the perspective of all people affected by an issue. This stakeholder-driven decision making process represents an inclusive style of governance, which grants opportunities for all citizens to offer their thoughts on issues that impact their lives. It is, in many ways, the most democratic form of decision making. A stakeholder process is important, but to be effective it requires participation. With this in mind, I want to call your attention to a process, currently underway, which will have a lasting impact on how our state manages and maintains the Central Wasatch mountains and surrounding communities. Mountain Accord is a working group of public and private stakeholders that seeks to address the transportation, environmental, recreational, and economic needs of the Central Wasatch mountains. Mountain Accord is managed by an Executive Board comprised of twenty-three members of local government from the surrounding area. The Chair of the Executive Board is Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, and the Vice Chair is Summit County Council Member, Chris Robinson. The Executive Board operates according to an organizational charter, and reports on the outcome of all meetings on its website, www.mountainaccord.com. You can visit the website to review the issues and provide your comments regarding the future of the Central Wasatch mountains. As Utahns, we understand the value of our lands. We also understand that land-use decisions can be among the most contentious issues we address. During my time in Congress, I have worked closely with a wide variety of stakeholders to craft policy solutions that represent the needs of all parties. This process results in long-term, lasting solutions that incorporate the desires of people from all ideologies and points of view. It is my hope that with patience, stakeholder participation, and productive dialogue, Utah can create a plan that will set the Central Wasatch mountains on a path for sustainable use and future success. I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours.� As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.� Please let me know areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.� I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Rep. Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah
October 24, 2014

Dear Friend,

I have always felt that the best solutions are long-term, thoughtful, and include the perspective of all people affected by an issue. This stakeholder-driven decision making process represents an inclusive style of governance, which grants opportunities for all citizens to offer their thoughts on issues that impact their lives. It is, in many ways, the most democratic form of decision making.

A stakeholder process is important, but to be effective it requires participation.

With this in mind, I want to call your attention to a process, currently underway, which will have a lasting impact on how our state manages and maintains the Central Wasatch mountains and surrounding communities. Mountain Accord is a working group of public and private stakeholders that seeks to address the transportation, environmental, recreational, and economic needs of the Central Wasatch mountains.

Mountain Accord is managed by an Executive Board comprised of twenty-three members of local government from the surrounding area. The Chair of the Executive Board is Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, and the Vice Chair is Summit County Council Member, Chris Robinson. The Executive Board operates according to an organizational charter, and reports on the outcome of all meetings on its website,

As Utahns, we understand the value of our lands. We also understand that land-use decisions can be among the most contentious issues we address. During my time in Congress, I have worked closely with a wide variety of stakeholders to craft policy solutions that represent the needs of all parties. This process results in long-term, lasting solutions that incorporate the desires of people from all ideologies and points of view. It is my hope that with patience, stakeholder participation, and productive dialogue, Utah can create a plan that will set the Central Wasatch mountains on a path for sustainable use and future success.

I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours.  As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.  Please areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.  I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you.

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