Postponed, but not cancelled!
Action Utah has been excited to celebrate our first annual Bridge Builder Awards to recognize and honor those community leaders who have stood out by bringing people together rather than dividing us to seek solutions to public problems. However, because of our dedication to the issue of public health and due to recommendations by the CDC and University of Utah, we feel it is our responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by postponing our Bridge Builder Breakfast on April 2. This was an extremely difficult decision.
Don’t dismay – we are in the process of rescheduling the Bridge Builder Breakfast! Please stay tuned for a new date for the Bridge Builder Breakfast to be announced in the coming weeks. All ticket and table purchases will be honored for the new date.
In a period of polarization and hyper-partisanship, it is ever more critical for community members and decision makers to come together across the lines that divide us to share diverse ideas, seek common ground and work towards positive solutions to address public problems. That is why “Bridge Building” is a core value at Action Utah.
Action Utah’s inaugural Bridge Builder Breakfast champions collaboration in policy and advocacy by celebrating model bridge builders in our communities — elected officials, business and community leaders and students who prioritize people over party, cross aisles and listen to multiple perspectives and stakeholders to create solutions and initiatives that improve our communities.
Bridge Builder Award recipients will be announced in mid-March and awards will be presented at the Bridge Builder Breakfast in Salt Lake City.
Come and honor the bridge builders in our communities working for the well-being of Utahns!
Action Utah is a 501(c)(4) organization. Sponsorship donations are not tax deductible. Donations may be made to Action Utah Education Fund (AUEF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Only donation amounts to AUEF exceeding the fair market value of $40 per seat may be deductible under tax law.
Reed Galen worked on the 2000 and 2004 campaigns of President George W. Bush. Between campaigns, Galen spent a year at the White House and served the Bush Administration at both the US Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security. Reed also served as Deputy Campaign Manager for John McCain’s presidential campaign and Deputy Campaign Manager for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s successful 2006 re-election campaign. Since 2016, Galen has been a leading voice in the independent political and electoral reform movements, helping organizations, ballot measures, and candidates work to provide voters more and better choices at the ballot box.