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February Issues and Actions Luncheon


Join special guests 
Lauren Gustus, Executive Editor of The Salt Lake Tribune
Fraser Nelson, National Trust for Local News
 who will speak about the groundbreaking work that led the Salt Lake
Tribune to become the county's first nonprofit newspaper and the importance
of local media in our communities.

Register by noon Feb 2 if lunch is desired.  Clicking on the blue 'Register Now' button at the top right of screen.  Those registering after Feb 2 are welcome to attend and pay with cash, check or credit card at the door.  Please keep in mind that lunches will have been ordered and you may not get a lunch so please register early. 

Lauren Gustus became Executive Editor of The Salt Lake Tribune in fall of 2020. The Tribune is the only major metro news organization to become a nonprofit. It achieved sustainability in 2021 under Lauren’s leadership.  

In 2022, The Tribune became a founding member of the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a group of 23 organizations focused on elevating solutions to the lake’s challenges. It also shares its daily reporting with journalism partners throughout the state through the Utah News Collaborative.

Lauren previously worked for McClatchy as West Region Editor, overseeing 10 news organizations in Idaho, Washington and California, including the flagship Sacramento Bee.

Lauren has also served as an editor in Colorado, where her work on transparency contributed to a new law that facilitated greater access to public records, and in Reno, where her team’s work on the housing crisis was recognized nationally. 

She is a coach in the Media Transformation Challenge at The Poynter Institute, supporting other news leaders as they look to make performance-driven change.

Utah is a homecoming for Lauren, who met her husband while working as a reporter at The Tribune in the early 2000s. The couple and their two sons enjoy camping, skiing and playing and coaching soccer.


Fraser Nelson has led transformation in purpose-driven organizations as a CEO, Senior Executive, Cabinet member and Board Chair. Fraser led The Salt Lake Tribune's groundbreaking work to become the county’s first nonprofit newspaper and is now taking her work to a national scale with the National Trust for Local News, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping local news in local hands. She has built and led many social impact organizations since moving to Salt Lake to ski in 1997, including the Community Foundation of Utah, the Disability Law Center, and And Justice for All. Fraser served as Managing Director of the Sorenson Impact Center, and as Mayor Ben McAdams’ Director of Data and Innovation. She has a BA from Duke University and an MA from St. Mary’s University. 


Zupas Catering will provide salad boxes with a roll and cookie.  Register for a 'Regular meal' to get a Strawberry Harvest Salad with cage-free chicken.  Register for a 'Vegetarian meal' to get a Nuts and Berries Salad.  Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. 

Please Note:  Lunches ordered and not claimed by 12:00 may be given away to prevent food waste unless special arrangements are made in advance. Contact Lisa Yoder at 801-209-8757 if you expect to be late and want your lunch set aside. 

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
In-Person @ Home2 Suites and virtually on Zoom.
4927 S State St
Murray, UT   84107

Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Robin Hough
Lisa D Yoder
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Your "Lunch Money' donation today will help fund Democratic campaigns in Utah in 2022. Democrats have had recent successes, but campaigns are expensive to win. Be generous if you can. Thank you!

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