Civil War medal makes its way to St. George heir

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Thousands of Utahns have property that’s waiting for them in state coffers. It’s often left behind and forgotten. Elizabeth Gray of St. George just got some treasured family heirlooms, including a Civil War medal. She’s the great granddaughter of Hiram Dexter, who served in the war. Gray hung up on the state’s unclaimed property outreach specialist, …

Gov. Cox names Kirt Slaugh acting state treasurer

Slaugh will serve as interim treasurer until the Utah Republican Party’s Central Committee nominates three candidates and Gov. Cox selects a more permanent replacement from those nominees SALT LAKE CITY —  Gov. Spencer Cox has named Kirt Slaugh as acting state treasurer.  The appointment, effective May 3, 2021, follows the resignation of David Damschen, who announced on April 12 that he …

Utah Treasurer David Damschen resigns from office to succeed Utah Housing Corporation President and CEO Grant Whitaker

Grant Whitaker retires after 42 years at Utah Housing Corporation. David Damschen to assume role of Utah Housing Corporation president and CEO on May 3. SALT LAKE CITY – April 12, 2021 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced his resignation as state treasurer effective April 30. The Utah Housing Corporation (UHC) Board of Trustees has selected him to …

Treasurer Damschen announces $52.1 million new lost property now online for claim

Record-breaking $40.6 million in unclaimed property reunited with rightful owners in FY2020 SALT LAKE CITY – April 8, 2021 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced that the Utah Unclaimed Property Division received $52.1 million in lost property at the end of 2020. This property comes from sources like dormant bank accounts, overpaid medical bills, uncashed checks, safe deposit …

Utah State Treasurer appoints Tim Donaldson as new director of Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Office

SALT LAKE CITY – December 3, 2020 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced the appointment of Tim Donaldson as the new director of the Land Trusts Protection and Advocacy Office. During the 2018 general session, the Legislature authorized the creation of the office to advocate for Utah trust lands beneficiaries, oversee the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration …

Office of State Treasurer strives to reunite unclaimed property with veterans, active-duty service members

SALT LAKE CITY – November 10, 2020 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen encourages Utahns to search for unclaimed property belonging to the veterans and active-duty service members in their lives this Veterans Day.  “Our veterans, service members and their families have sacrificed so much. Helping them find their unclaimed property is one small way we can thank them for …