During the County Hour on KVNU’s For the People program, Cache County Executive David Zook spoke about his experience working with lawmakers and their accessibility to residents. He highlighted the importance of elected officials being close to the people and responsive to their needs.
Recently, a major economic study was released, commissioned by the Cache County Water District and other organizations. The study found that agriculture remains a significant part of the local economy, with water being a crucial factor in its success. “This isn’t just about Cache Valley or the Bear River’s impact on Cache Valley,” said Zook. “The Bear River region is a larger area, and much of economic activity is happening in Cache Valley.”
Zook also discussed some of the legislative bills he is keeping an eye on during this session. One of his priorities is Representative Dan Johnson’s proposal for a new American Welcome Center, which aims to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Another project he supports is Little Lambs’ effort to secure $3 million for a new facility in their community. Transportation bills are also high on their priority list, including funding for work on the South Valley corridor, an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, and development of the West Cache corridor.