Murray (Utah) Utah Community Progress Books
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
These ten volumes document Murray City's participation in the Utah Community Progress (UCP) program from 1978 to 1986. The compiled books provide a detailed report about the city's goals and improvement projects.
The Murray Community Progress Committee was organized in May 1980. The local committee compiled progress reports covering two-year periods: 1978-1980, 1980-1982, 1982-1984, and 1984-1986. Community members were also invited to report accomplishments to the committee.
The Utah Community Progress program (sponsored by Utah State University Extension Program, the Utah League of Cities and Towns, and the Utah Department of Community Affairs) was created in 1972 to promote quality leadership and direction for Utah. The program sponsored an annual progress award to municipalities which did the best job in following through to meet specific goals. Awards consisted of cash prizes and recognition.
Community Progress goals fit into one of five areas of emphasis--Planning, Human Relations and Cultural Enrichment, Economic Development, Physical Environment, and Community Services.
Communities were to document community accomplishments "through pictures, newspaper clippings, and articles, accomplishments in the improvement" of the specific area of emphasis.
Chronological, thereunder by topic
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed in February 2010 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr.