2008 — REFUGEE SERVICES OFFICE OPENS
In 2008, the Utah Refugee Services Office was formed as a result of recommendations of the Refugee Working Group, created by Governor Huntsman in collaboration with Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon to improve the Utah refugee resettlement program. An Executive Order also created a board of advisors for the office.
The mission of the Refugee Services Office is to facilitate the effective integration of refugees into their new Utah home. The goals for its first year included the creation of partnerships and new programs to serve refugees, the coordination of volunteer networks and expanding the capacity for refugee community groups to work with community members.
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