Dixie Convention Center

RFP for Lighting Control & Fixtures Replacement at Dixie Convention Center

Request For Proposal for:
Lighting Control & Fixtures Replacement
in Ballroom & Garden Room
at the Dixie Convention Center

Washington County Convention & Tourism Office is requesting proposals for replacement of the Lutron Lighting Control System and the lighting fixtures in the Ballroom and Garden Room at the Dixie Convention Center.

Interested and qualified parties must send us a Letter of Intent to Participate along with information about your company’s history, qualifications, background and referrals from past installations and projects you have completed.

RFP for Replacement of the Lighting Control & Fixtures
at the Dixie Convention Center

Proposals will be accepted until Monday, June 13th, 2022. Proposals may be submitted by email with subject line of “DCC BR & GR Lighting Replacement”:

Attn: Milo Hughes
Subject: "DCC BR & GR Lighting Replacement"
Dixie Convention Center
1835 Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790
(Google Maps)
(435) 628-7003

Direct any questions using the contact information above either by phone or email.

Publish on: June 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2022

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Washington County Special Victim Public Defender Contract Available

Members of the Utah State Bar in good standing are invited to apply for the following Washington County Special Victim Public Defender contract:

Special Victim Public Defender (1): $64,356 annual compensation plus CLE subsidy. Successful candidate will represent indigent clients charged with serious crimes including homicide and attempted homicide as assigned by Fifth District court judges in Washington County.

Click here to download Special Victim Public Defender Contract.

Contract (see above link), Resumes and letters of interest should be submitted by June 10, 2022 to:

Nicholle Felshaw,
County Administrator
111 East Tabernacle 
St. George, UT  84770
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Washington County of Utah

State of the County- Part 3 of 6

With our residents at the top of mind, the Washington County Commission is committed to finding ways to cut costs and maintain our status as “the lowest tax rate in the state”.

As we know, Washington County is an attractive location for tourism. Thanks to the positive economic impact of our visitors to our beautiful county, this lowers our resident’s taxes each year.

Watch this video as Commissioner Snow, Iverson, and Almquist talk to us about the positive impacts that are made by our community sales tax and tourism revenue.

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The Passing of Former Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our beloved former Washington County Sheriff, Cory Pulsipher, has passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sheriff Pulsipher retired from his post last December after 35+ years in Washington County law enforcement. His love for the people of Washington County and his efforts to serve and protect them was unparalleled. Our sincere condolences go out to his family.

In this video, we honor the years of service Cory gave to our county and the positive impact he made on numerous individuals in our community.

Vote by Mail, Register Online by June 19, vote.utah.gov

Rep. Travis Seegmiller to Resign from Utah House of Representatives

This morning, Rep. Travis Seegmiller notified Speaker Brad Wilson of his intent to resign from the Utah House of Representatives, effective July 1, 2022. Rep. Seegmiller and his family plan to move outside the boundaries of his current district, requiring the representative to forgo his elected position and withdraw from his current election.

“I appreciate Rep. Seegmiller’s service and accept his resignation,” said Speaker Wilson. “I wish Rep. Seegmiller and his family well in their future plans and endeavors.”

Rep. Seegmiller has represented House District 62 in Washington County since his appointment to the Utah House of Representatives in February 2018. The Washington County Republican Party will hold a special election to fill House District 62’s vacancy in the coming months.

How has Washington County maintained one of the lowest tax rates in Utah state?

How has Washington County maintained one of the lowest tax rates in Utah state?

The Commissioner’s commitment to low taxes is of high importance and they are continuously reevaluating budgets and expenditures to support that.

As a legislative body, the commissioners work with other elected officials and department heads through the budgeting process to find ways to keep a conservative balanced budget.

Watch this video as Commissioner Snow, Iverson, and Almquist describe the steps they took and continue to take to keep Washington County at one of the lowest tax rates in the entire state of Utah.

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Washington County Emergency Operations Center Practices Earthquake Response for The Great Utah ShakeOut

90% of Utah’s population lives in Active Earthquake Zones. The Great Utah ShakeOut is our chance to practice together how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to save lives and prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. In order to act quickly, you must practice what to do – ShakeOut is that opportunity.

As part of the Great Utah Shakeout, Washington County activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is the hub for information management, decision making, and resource support and allocation during an emergency response. Partnering with different agencies within the community, the EOC serves as a one-stop-shop to help Incident Commanders coordinate disaster relief efforts.

At 10:00 am, 21 April 2022, the Washington County EOC activated with participants from the county EOC office, the Washington County GIS department, the finance department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Public Works Department, the Washington County Assessor’s Office, the Civil Air Patrol, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, and other community volunteers.  As part of the activation, the EOC practiced logging onto the WebEOC portal, walked through communicating with each other, practiced making requests, evaluated the finance approval process, created maps, and the ARES group reached out on the Ham radios and other communication tools.

In an actual earthquake, you may only have seconds to protect yourself before strong shaking knocks you down, or something falls on you. It is critical to practice “quake-safe” beforehand? When the adrenaline kicks in, you may not act safely if you haven’t practiced the Drop, Cover, Hold On drill before that moment. Don’t wait until the shaking. Check out the Great Utah Shakeout website for additional information https://www.shakeout.org/utah/resources/.

The goal of the EOC is to support incident commanders in the field and promote community preparedness.  Whether it be: earthquakes, floods, fires, or whatever else might happen, regular practice and training will make all the difference in responding efficiently.  Washington County is actively working to make this a great place to live, even when things go bad.  In a real emergency, connect with us on Facebook at Washcosafety for all the latest information and guidance.