Martha Hughes Cannon was instrumental in changing the way water fountains were designed in Salt Lake City to curb the spread of disease. She was a trailblazer during the women’s suffrage movement who became the first female state senator.
In response to the pandemic and earthquake, Gov. Gary Herbert created the Economic Response Task Force and appointed Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Derek Miller to chair the group. State leaders laid out a three-step plan for Utah to stay on a path to recovery.