Utah Treasurer encourages teachers, parents to celebrate Financial Literacy Month by incorporating financial education into remote learning

SALT LAKE CITY – April 9, 2020 – April is Financial Literacy Month, and Utah schools are under a soft closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of remote learning, Utah State Treasurer David Damschen encourages teachers and parents to incorporate financial education into students’ daily learning.  To assist with remote financial education, the Office of State Treasurer …

Utah leaders evaluate 10-year financial literacy effort

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen and Auditor John Dougall are meeting with financial literacy leaders at the Utah Jump$tart Coalition Partners Meeting on October 19 at the Wells Fargo Building in Salt Lake City. This annual gathering focuses on how businesses, nonprofits and schools can work together to prepare youth for financial success. “Utah is the only A+ state in …

Treasurer Damschen to lead the National Association of State Treasurers as the 2019 president

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – October 1, 2018 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today was elected by his fellow state treasurers to serve as the 2019 president of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). NAST is a bipartisan association comprised of state treasurers and state finance officials with comparable responsibilities. “I am honored to lead this national bipartisan association that …

Treasurer Damschen appoints new SITFO board member

SALT LAKE CITY – June 25, 2018 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced the appointment of Jason Gull to the School and Institutional Trust Funds Office (SITFO) Board of Trustees. When Utah became a state in 1896, Congress granted approximately seven million acres of land into twelve separate trusts for the support of state institutions, the largest being a trust …

Treasurer Damschen announces $38.4 million new lost property now online for claim

$24.5 million paid out in FY 2017 Visit mycash.utah.gov or call 801-715-3300 to claim property SALT LAKE CITY – April 6, 2018 – Utah State Treasurer David Damschen today announced that the Utah Unclaimed Property Division received more than $38.4 million in lost property at the end of 2017. This property comes from sources, such as dormant bank accounts, old …

State treasurers outline infrastructure principles in response to President Trump’s $1.5 trillion proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) called on Members of Congress to expand the use of tax-exempt debt to meet future financing thresholds in response to President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal. NAST President and Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce said, “State and local governments finance more than 75 percent of all U.S. infrastructure projects, and while …

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen named NCPERS Policymaker of the Year

SALT LAKE CITY – January 30, 2018 – The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) honored Utah State Treasurer David Damschen this week with the 2017 Policymaker of the Year award at the association’s annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Treasurer Damschen received the award as recognition for his work advocating for states’ rights and effective approaches to …

Sale of Utah Navajo Trust Fund land brings new store to rural Navajo community

Montezuma Creek community celebrates groundbreaking of Family Dollar MONTEZUMA CREEK, UT – January 25, 2018 – The Montezuma Creek community came together today to celebrate the groundbreaking of Family Dollar. According to Utah State Treasurer David Damschen, who serves as chair of the UNTF Board of Trustees, UNTF recently sold an acre of land to allow for the construction of …