Laura Hanson joined the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget in 2021 with over 20 years of experience as a professional planner. Prior to GOPB, she served as the Planning Director for the Utah Transit Authority and as the first Executive Director of the Jordan River Commission, an interlocal cooperation focused on completing the Jordan River Parkway trail and riparian restoration. She holds bachelor degrees in urban planning and environmental studies, and a master degree in urban planning from the University of Utah. Post graduate certificates include public involvement, leadership, and conflict resolution. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards.
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