Our mission is to improve the quality of life through cooperative regional planning, increased economic opportunity and public services, and sustainable implementation.
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.
The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition has established a process to record a project’s development from concept to construction. Below is an image to see the status of current Seven County Coalition projects.
The coalition is evaluating the following potential projects for viability and conformance to the coalition’s mission. Each project title links to a page with more information about that potential project. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Projects Undergoing Matrix Analysis
The following potential projects have successfully passed the Project Pre-Screening step and are undergoing Matrix Analysis.
Projects Ready for Evaluation
The following potential projects have successfully passed the Project Pre-Screening and Matrix Analysis steps and are awaiting Board Approval and Project Evaluation.
Projects Undergoing Project Evaluation
The following potential projects have successfully passed the Project Pre-Screening and Matrix Analysis steps and are undergoing Project Evaluation.
The following potential projects have successfully passed the Project Pre-Screening, Matrix Analysis, and Project Evaluations steps and are considered Viable Projects awaiting Funding Procurement.
Projects Undergoing Funding Procurement
The following potential projects have successfully passed the Project Pre-Screening, Matrix Analysis, and Project Evaluation steps and are undergoing Funding Procurement.
Projects Under Design/Construction
The following projects have successfully passed the Project Pre-Screening, Matrix Analysis, Project Evaluation, and Funding Procurement steps and are under design or construction.
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.
|December 14, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|October 11, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.||152 East 100 North, Vernal, Utah|
|September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|August 10, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|July 13, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|June 8, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|May 11, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|April 13, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
|March 9, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||1385 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah|
|February 9, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||1385 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah|
|January 12, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.||751 East 100 North, Price, Utah|
The Meetings Archive page has minutes, audio, and other documents from past meetings.
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
- Execute projects
The Coalition maintains a spatial database of infrastructure, land use, and resource-related data to support its ongoing planning and analysis efforts. The data may be viewed in web-based themed maps by clicking here.
Board and Staff
Jae Potter Board Co-Chair, Carbon County Commission
Phil Lyman Board Co-Chair, San Juan County Commission
Ken May Board Member, Sevier County Commission
Brad Horrocks Board Member, Uintah County Commission
Lynn Sitterud Board Member, Emery County Commission
Jack Lytle Board Member, Daggett County Commission
Ken Burdick Board Member, Duchesne County Commission