July 7th Summer Forum Series

05 July 2024


Please join us for our Summer Forum Series of Guest Speakers

Sunday 7/7/2024 10am "Urban Water Users: Doing Our Part For Great Salt Lake"


Laura Briefer will overview Salt Lake City Public Utilities’ complex water system. Who makes municipal water policy and how much does the Utah Legislature influence water policy at the municipal level. Describe changes being made to increase water flow to Great Salt Lake. Stefanie Duer will discuss steps residents can take to conserve water both inside and outside their homes.

Laura Briefer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the U of Utah. She was appointed director in 2016 and has served in that capacity since that time. Has also co-authored papers on water resources and watershed management of the central Wasatch Mountains. Stephanie Duer  is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of water conservation and efficiency research and programs for Salt Lake City and the Public Utilities Service Area. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and a Master’s in professional communication from Westminster University

Coffee Hour: In person in Eliot Hall following the presentation

Childcare available during the presentation outside on the playground - Check in required

Social Justice: Crossroads Food Collection

For the month of July, Crossroads Urban Center is having the annual Golden Celery Competition. Let's see if First Unitarian can be the congregation that donates the most food per-person for the month and get to keep the coveted Golden Celery Trophy for the year. Drop your donations off Sundays during Summer Forum Coffee Hour (bins will be in Eliot Hall or EH: Hallway).

Top Donation needs for this year's Food DrivePeanut butter, Cereal, Canned fruit/fruit cups, Individual snacks (granola bars,etc.), Ramen, Crackers, Canned Tomatoes/tomatoproduct, and Canned soup.