Peter M. Corroon, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, 6 June 2012

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Title Peter M. Corroon, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, 6 June 2012
Alternative Title No. 696 Peter Corroon
Creator Corroon, Peter, 1964-
Contributor Lloyd, Becky B.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2012-06-06; 2012-08-22; 2012-09-05; 2012-10-11; 2012-11-20
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Corroon, Peter, 1964- --Interviews; Mayors--Utah--Salt Lake County--Biography
Description Transcript (33, 23, 42, 37, 24 pages) of five interviews by Becky Lloyd with Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon in June, August, September, October, and November of 2012. Park of the Mayors Oral History Project, and tape number U-3187 of the Everett L. Cooley Collection
Abstract Mr. Corroon (b. 1965) was born in New York City, grew up in Long Island and later Connecticut. He describes his family. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied civil engineering. He studied real estate development and investment at New York University and received his master´s degree there. He later graduated from law school in San Francisco. He describes his employment and activities during this time. Mr. Corroon moved to Utah and began practicing law. He later started a real estate development firm with his brother. During this time, he married, completed a fellowship in Washington, D.C., and moved back to the Salt Lake Avenues. Mr. Corroon ran for a seat on the local Avenues Community Council but was defeated. Shortly thereafter he was recruited to run for Salt Lake County mayor and was elected in 2004, defeating Ellis Ivory, and replacing Nancy Workman. He talks about that election and the conditions under which he assumed office.Mr. Corroon served as County Mayor for eight years. Using his annual State of the County addresses as the basis for this discussion, he details the priorities for and achievements of the county during his tenure. These topics include broad issues surrounding public safety, corrections, transportation, environment and water, development, diversity, health, services to the people of the county, incorporation issues, arts, and county governance, among others. He talks about his relationships with other government bodies, officials and entities, as well as working with individuals and a variety of groups and organizations. Mayor Corroon ran for governor in 2010 and was defeated by Gary Herbert. He relates the events of the campaign and talks about his observations of election activities. He concluded his term of office in 2012, having previously declared his intention not to run for a third term. He talks about changes in the county during his tenure and the accomplishments of his team. Project: Mayors Project. Interviewer: Becky Lloyd.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
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Topic Mayors
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 839069
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