Utah Pride Center to hold monthly public forums

The 15 minutes allocated to public comment at the beginning of Utah Pride Center board meetings has proven to be insufficient many months, and the board has expanded the ability for public comment to a one-hour meeting on a scheduled day before each board meeting.

The first will be this Friday, April 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Center, 255 E 400 South.

Many meetings had groups of people wanting to speak during the 15-minute window, and the board accommodated well over the allotted time at several of them. Some were left without the opportunity to speak, and often the board meetings had to go long or didn’t get through the entire agenda.

Community members are still welcome to attend regular board meetings, but no public comment section will be scheduled on the agenda. The next board meeting will be held Monday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. A full schedule can be found on the group’s web site.

Many board members also welcome discussion of the concerns and needs of community members outside of scheduled meetings.

Board members currently serving are:

Kent Frogley, chair – email
Chris Wharton, vice chair – email
Michael Aguilar, treasurer
Jason Suker, secretary – email
Jesse M. Nix, community relations liaison – email
Greg Jaboin
Jeff Allison
Mathew Landis
Liz Pitts – email
Bryan Brandenburg

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