Februrary 17, 2023 – Dakota Pacific Development Agreement, SHARP Survey, Community Visioning Survey

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another week of news here on Summit in 6.

We’ll kick things off with the latest info involving the Dakota Pacific Development Agreement, and then we will share some important info for parents of students in 6th, 8th, 10th, or 12th grades regarding the SHARP survey. Then we’ll end the episode with info about another survey opportunity involving the Summit County visioning project, “Our Summit.”

Ok…let’s get into the news. 

Dakota Pacific Update
This week there has been so much going on regarding the Dakota Pacific Development Agreement and we recommend our listeners visit summitcounty.org and on the homepage you can view a press release titled Senate Bill 84 Seizes Land Use Authority From Summit County Concerning Dakota Pacific Real Estate to read more.

Stay tuned on our social media and the website for updates on upcoming public hearing opportunities involving the Dakota Pacific Development Agreement as well.

SHARP Survey
Attention Summit County Parents! Have you heard about the SHARP survey yet? It’s an anonymous, voluntary, and confidential survey administered state-wide to students in 6th, 8th, 10th, or 12th grades every two years. Topics include mental health, substance use, bullying, and other health issues. It is the only survey offered in Utah that collects this level of risk and protective factor data used to identify community needs.

The results of this survey play a heavy role in helping secure funding for grants that the Summit County Health Department and other nonprofit organizations focused on behavioral health receive in the area.

Without a 60 percent participation rate from students, the survey results aren’t substantial enough to write compelling grants. Parents need to provide their consent by the end of February! Visit summitcountyhealth.org/sharpsurvey for more info and access to the consent form.

Community Visioning
Summit County is undertaking a community visioning plan to establish a roadmap for the future of our County! Community members have the opportunity to take the “Summit County Talks” survey now through March 31.

The survey is an important opportunity to share how you view Summit County as it is now, what you love about our community, and what opportunities you see for it in the next 10-20 years. The survey is available at oursummitcounty.com 

Alright, that’s all the news we have for this week, tune in next week for more on Summit in 6.