About Utah Lake Authority

The Utah Lake Authority is dedicated to fostering a vibrant recreational environment, facilitating enhancements, and implementing sustainable management practices at Utah Lake. In collaboration with government entities, local property owners, and community members, our goal is to nurture a shared passion for the lake’s natural beauty, environmental health, and recreational opportunities. Join us in our commitment to cherish and protect Utah Lake for generations to come.

We want you to love the lake as much as we do. Everything we do is to make the lake a fun, safe, and accessible place for everyone!

We exist to help you get the most of Utah Lake, one of Utah’s largest natural treasures. So, utahlake.gov serves as a public portal to help promote, sustain, and protect the lake.

Who We Are

At the heart of the Utah Lake Authority (ULA), we are a team of dedicated individuals united by our deep appreciation for Utah Lake. Our passion goes beyond the beauty of the landscapes and the enjoyment they bring; it’s rooted in a commitment to nurturing a thriving ecosystem and community.

 

Guided by the three pillars of Thriving Ecosystems, Vibrant Community, and World-Class Recreation the ULA is committed to:

  • Fostering a Harmonious Balance between recreational enjoyment and ecological health, ensuring that the lake’s multiple uses thrive together.
  • Cultivating Strong Partnerships by enhancing communication and collaboration between the Authority, community stakeholders, and the public.
  • Advocating for Responsible Stewardship by responsibly managing resources and protecting the lake’s beauty.
  • Expanding Access and Opportunities for recreation, allowing everyone to experience the lake’s amenities.
  • Driving Economic Vitality by monitoring and encouraging developments that contribute positively to the region’s prosperity.

 

Being responsible for this treasured natural resource, we are dedicated to supporting initiatives that reflect the core values of the ULA. Together, we strive to protect, preserve, and promote Utah Lake, ensuring it remains a vibrant and life-affirming resource for all.

Utah Lake Authority Team

Luke Peterson

Luke Peterson

For the past 15 years, Luke has been involved in strategic communications, government…

Executive Director

Sam Braegger

Sam Braegger

Sam serves as the Deputy Director of the ULA. He oversees…

Deputy Director

Addy Valdez

Addy Valdez

Addy graduated with two Bachelor’s degrees in both Biology and Environmental…

Conservation Biologist

Anna Hall

Anna Hall

Anna graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications…

Outreach Coordinator