Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life through cooperative regional planning, increased economic opportunity, and sustainable implementation.

Cooperative Regional Planning

Cooperative Regional Planning

Proactively work together to advance important infrastructure.

Increased Economic Opportunity

Increased Economic Opportunity

Create efficiencies that result in broad growth and development.

Sustainable Implementation

Sustainable Implementation

Protect resources and maximize long-term benefits.

About the Coalition

The Six County Infrastructure Coalition was formed in 2014 in an effort to promote cooperative regional planning, increase economic opportunities and to implement sustainable infrastructure projects. In 2017, Sevier County joined the coalition, and the coalition was renamed to the Seven County Coalition. The Coalition is currently comprised of seven counties in Utah: Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, San Juan, Sevier, and Uintah.

The Coalition is a public implementation and ownership entity, allowing its members to build essential regional infrastructure elements that span across county lines.

The Coalition’s main roles are to identify revenue-producing infrastructure assets that will benefit the region. Its mission is to plan infrastructure corridors, procure funding, permit, design, secure rights-of-way and own such facilities. Operation and maintenance of these assets will likely be outsourced to third parties. It is contemplated that arrangements with private sector partners will be made in order to share risks and bring specialized expertise to various portions of proposed projects.

All of the seven counties are located in resource rich Eastern Utah. Coming together as a Coalition gives the counties economic and political strength. Within the member counties there are significant challenges that will impact the implementation of vital infrastructure corridors in the future.

These challenges include:

  • Limited transportation connectivity
  • Environmental issues, such as:
    • National parks
    • National Monuments
    • Wide streams, lakes and other wetlands
    • Archeological artifacts and sections
    • Protected wildlife areas
  • Topographic constraints, including:
    • Steep grades
    • Impassable mountain ranges
    • Deep canyons and other difficult terrain features
    • Long distances between resources
  • Political differences
  • Market volatility
  • Public safety

Potential projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Roads and highways
  • Railroad spurs
  • Joint ventures on dry bulk terminals to secure foreign markets for Utah’s mineral resources
  • Pipeline projects to reduce the need for heavy trucks on public roads and to reduce impacts on communities along transportation corridors
  • Electric transmission and distribution lines
  • New and upgraded airports
  • Water resource improvements
  • Telecommunications and fiber optics

This potential new infrastructure will produce major economic benefits for the citizens of the region. It is anticipated that the Coalition’s shared revenues will add significantly to the quality of life in these Eastern Utah communities. Over time, the Coalition’s portfolio of revenue-producing projects is expected grow, producing consistent revenue to its members. Proper and efficient utilization of natural resources is an important driver of the quality of life in Utah and beyond.

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Documents

Socio-Economic Overviews for the Participant Counties and Neighboring Counties

Click on a county on the map to view its socio-economic data. You can also view data for the entire coalition and for the neighboring counties.

Public Meetings

Following is the schedule for public meetings of the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in all public meetings. Come learn about potential infrastructure improvements in the Seven-County area.

Next Meeting

Friday, April 7 @ 10:00 a.m.
751 E. 100 N., Price, Utah (View on Map)

View Agenda

DateLocationMinutesAudio
December 1, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  
November 3, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  
October 6, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.Uintah County Conference Center, 313 East 200 South, Vernal, Utah  
September 8, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  
August 4, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  
July 7, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  
June 2, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  
May 5, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  
April 7, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah  Audio
March 3, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah Minutes N/A
February 3, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah Minutes Audio
January 6, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah Minutes Audio
December 15, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.Public Hearing to Approve Budget
751 East 100 North, Price, Utah
 Minutes Audio
December 2, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, Utah Minutes Audio
November 10, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.Site Visit
Montrose County Fairgrounds, 1001 N 2nd St, Montrose, Colorado
Minutes Audio
October 7, 2016 @ 7:30 a.m.301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UtahMinutes Audio
September 1, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.313 East 200 South, Vernal, UtahMinutes Audio
August 18, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m.195 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UtahMinutes N/A
July 8, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutes Audio
June 3, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutes Audio
May 6, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.Special Coordination and Outreach Meeting
Pioneer Room, Montrose County Fairgrounds, 1001 N 2nd St, Montrose, Colorado
MinutesAudio
April 1, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
March 11, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.Room 175 A, 1385 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UTMinutesAudio
February 4, 2016 @ 5:30 a.m.288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, UtahMinutesN/A
January 8, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.210 South Center Street, Duchesne, UtahMinutesAudio
December 4, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
November 6, 2015 @ 9:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
October 2, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
September 11, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.313 East 200 South, Vernal, UtahMinutesAudio
July 17, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
June 5, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m.751 East 100 North, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 p.m.310 South Fairgrounds Road, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
April 1, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m.310 South Fairgrounds Road, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
March 6, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.310 South Fairgrounds Road, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
February 6, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.310 South Fairgrounds Road, Price, UtahMinutesAudio
December 3, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.310 South Fairgrounds Road, Price, UtahMinutesN/A

Priority Projects

The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition follows a rigorous evaluation process to determine which potential projects meet the Coalition’s criteria for a successful project. 

Projects in Progress

The following projects are in various stages of completion, thanks in part to the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition.

Potential Projects

The following projects meet the Coalition’s Criteria for successful projects. The thumbnails link to webpages that summarize key features and benefits of each project that is being evaluated. If you would like to provide a comment, please contact us.

Assisted Projects

The following projects are being managed up by entities other than the Coalition. 

Moving Forward

The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition plans to carry out the following “next steps” as it seeks to carry out its mission to improve the quality of life through cooperative regional planning, increased economic opportunity, and sustainable implementation.

  • Continue Coordination and Public Outreach
    • Coordinate planning, needs, and infrastructure corridors with adjacent counties, both inside and outside Utah
    • See meaningful, productive relationships with public entities and individuals
    • Develop actionable directives at monthly board meetings
    • Maintain current meaningful content on the Coalition website
  • Update the List of Priority Projects
    • Evaluate additional potential projects as they arise or as conditions change
  • Create project momentum and interest for priority projects and corridors
    • Identify, prioritize, and conduct project-specific plans and studies
    • Develop relationships with potential project-funding partners
  • Maintain GIS database
  • Seek funding solutions
    • Federal
    • State
    • Local
    • Private
  • Execute projects

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