“The Mountain Accord is a model process for future decision making. We are making generational decisions here and coming forward with the Mountain Accord. We have a road map that represents our plans, hopes and vision for protecting the Wasatch, our water and the land that gives so much life in our region.”
— Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County Mayor
“Many times we argue over processes and procedures and who is in charge, as opposed to where we have agreement and that’s on the goals and outcomes, and this is an example of how we can come together and develop a process that comes together for the common good.”
— Gary Herbert, Utah Governor
After the Executive Board and program team reviewed extensive public input, the Program Director produced a draft Accord for Executive Board review. Several versions of the Accord were reviewed, negotiated, and published before the Executive Board adopted the final version in July 2013.
The Accord represents the culminating commitment of more than 20 organizations and many other stakeholders who, through a multi-year, public, consensus-based process, agree to proceed with a suite of actions designed to ensure that future generations can enjoy all the activities we enjoy today, while preserving our watershed and natural environment.
“Mountain Accord has been exceptional as a collaborative process. Never easy, this process has also guaranteed its own success.”
— Ann Ober, Park City Municipal Corporation