locations and dates

Coal Country at the Crossroads

Tuesday, March 19th - Wednesday, March 20th

Southeastern Regional Development Agency (SERDA)

252 South Fairgrounds Road, Price, Utah 84501

Price is a small city in Carbon County in the heart of Utah’s Coal Country. Some events, including the welcome dinner, will take participants just up Highway 6 to historic Helper, UT where event organizer Mayor Lenise Peterman has facilitated one of the most successful Main street revitalization projects in the storied mining town.


We have an exciting, full two days planned where you’ll learn how communities in Southeastern Utah are seeking to use the historic levels of federal funding flowing into the region, as well as some of the opportunities and challenges communities are encountering in accessing funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and CHIPS and Science Act.

Our program includes opportunities to hear from community members and key stakeholders about their views on how they are approaching the current moment and what they believe their communities need, as well as some of the concerns they have about the future. This hands-on event will facilitate direct engagement with representatives from federal, state, and local agencies and government, as well as important private, non-profit, and higher education sector stakeholders.

While we are still finalizing the program, we want to give you some important information so you can plan your trip accordingly, as well as make the decision on whether you can join us and for how long.


Getting There

Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) is the closest major airport serving larger metropolitan areas with non-stop flights from both major airports and local airports in the region. Approx 2 hour drive to the event.

Provo Airport (PVU) is a smaller airport that also has direct flights from a number of cities, such as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Portland. Approx 1 hr 20 min drive to the event.

We strongly recommend you have a vehicle to drive around the area as we cannot provide airport transfers nor guarantee transport between hotels and sessions. We also strongly encourage participants to allow some extra time for travel to and from Price. Additionally, you will want to explore the beautiful area once you arrive! Both airports have Hertz, Budget, and additional rental agencies at them.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

925 Westwood Blvd. Price, Utah

Room rate is $107 + tax, blocked under “United Today” ~


Note: Reservations must be made to the hotel directly by calling (435)637-7700

FYI: Hotel Contact: Brittany Johnson, Director of Sales

SureStay Plus by Best Western

838 Westwood Blvd. Price, Utah

20 rooms blocked under "United Today"

Room rate is $107 + tax


Note: Reservations can be made online using this group booking link or DIRECT by calling Keaton Ross, Director of Sales at (435) 222-8708


We will provide a light welcome lunch at SERDA’s headquarters on Tuesday and a dinner at the newly opened Helper Beer in Helper, UT on the night of March 19th. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at SERDA’s headquarters on the 20th. Please remember to let us know of any dietary restrictions when you fill out your registration page!

Please feel free to reach out to our logistics manager if you have further questions.


Contact Gary Martyn || ‪(435.299.9032‬ || garyunitedtoday@gmail.com



Public Town Hall

Local folks, business owners, and elected reps sharing successes, challenges, and opportunities that can shape the future of energy in Utah.


Lifting Up Federal Funding Successes

Attendees sharing examples of how federal funding is strengthening rural Utah’s local economies and delivering benefits to communities.

Invite-Only Stakeholder Meeting

Representatives from federal, regional, and state agencies and local stakeholders will strategize on how to ensure federal dollars help create good jobs, promote local hiring, and meet community needs.

For more information

Paul Getsos | Director | UTST


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