More than 60 Utah bankers converged on the State Capitol on February 24, braving a frigid and snowy Salt Lake City morning to participate in the political process. With little more than a week remaining in an active 2022 General Session of the Utah State Legislature, it was a key opportunity for attendees to meet with legislators about critical industry issues.
State Bank of Southern Utah President & CEO and UBA Chair Eric Schmutz welcomed the group. UBA President & CEO Howard Headlee gave an overview of the session and relevant bills. He ended his remarks by thanking the assembled bankers, saying, “I’m so proud to represent this industry. We’re serving our communities, and we’re doing a heck of a job. They (legislators) listen to me because of you.”
Then the bankers dispersed throughout the Capitol, sitting in on committee meetings, connecting with officials from their districts, and watching proceedings in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Their voices were heard loud and clear throughout the session, and their advocacy efforts will benefit the industry for years to come.