As part of its ongoing initiative to support and develop new leaders in the Utah business community, the South Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced a new education program. The program, called Leadership South Valley, consists of a once-a-month, nine-week course that teaches the critical and essential issues affecting communities in Salt Lake County.

Attendees will hear and discuss multiple topics during each session, organizers said. Speakers will include prominent area leaders, such as Val Hale, the executive director of GOED; Alan Matheson, Point of the Mountain executive director; and Mikelle Moore of Intermountain Healthcare.

“Professional Education at the University of Utah is pleased to be a part of the South Valley Chamber’s leadership program,” said Lauren Anderson, director of Professional Education and Personal Enrichment at the University of Utah. “We believe in professional and personal development and thank the South Valley Chamber for developing the region’s future leaders.”

Enrollment in the program is open to participants from various industries and backgrounds. Attendance is mandatory and progress requires a strong commitment. Along with attending each session, attendees are required to complete a community service project and attend a city council meeting, a school district meeting and two South Valley Chamber events.

“We are beyond excited for the new South Valley leadership program and look forward to being a part of it,” said Aubrey Murray, executive vice president at Perpetual Storage Inc., one of the program sponsors. “It is important to us that we help our community in all the ways that we can after having been a part of it for over 52 years.”

Those interested in attending can submit an online application through the South Valley Chamber. Cost for chamber members is $1,000 for the full program while nonmembers pay $1,500. Information is available from to Karla Rogers at

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