The Utah-Salt Lake Chapter of ARMA became a member chapter on July 18, 1980.
If you are a chapter member and have any historical information on the chapter that you would like to provide assistance in updating this history, please contact Pat Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the years, this chapter has been proactive in providing its membership with educational opportunities. These opportunities usually came in the form of monthly chapter meetings. However, some came in the form of seminars. Recent seminars provided by the chapter have included:
- 1998 — Innovative Records Management: Thinking Outside the Box
- 1999 — Records Work: A celebration of National Records Month. This seminar was held at Weber State University and was so successful that it received an award from ARMA International.
- 2000 — Electronic Records
- 2004 — Time and Opportunities * Success in Managing Records
- 2006 — Information Management in the Court Room: A Mock Trial
- 2008 — Bridging the Gap: Managing Paper and Electronic Records
- 2009 — Rocky Mountain SharePoint Conference (in partnership with AIIM Intermountain Chapter)
- 2010 — Records Management Success: Build and Leverage Your Networks
- 2011 — Successful Records Management: Build and Leverage Your Network
- 2012 — From Records Management to Information Governance
In addition to educational content, the chapter has made an effort, particularly in recent years, to provide service projects related to records management. Some of these service projects have included:
- UMCOR — At the closing social in 2010 and 2011, Chapter members put together birthing kits and donate them to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). These kits provide the essential items to promote a safe, clean delivery and to encourage good aftercare.
- Ogden City Cemetery — This project involved chapter members walking around the cemetery and recording information on headstones for input into a computer system.
- Utah State Archives — This project involved chapter members assisting the state archives in foldering and organizing past Governor photographs, as well as 2002 Olympic photographs.
- CAWS — This project involved chapter members assisting an organization, CAWS, organize a records management program. CAWS is an organization that helps homeless pets.
- Chapter Records — This project involved chapter members identifying chapter records, cataloguing those records, and creating a retention schedule.
- No More Homeless Pets in Utah — Drafted Records Policy, Retention Schedule and conducted a records clean-up day.
- Utah Food Bank — Donated $10 for every paid registrant at 2009 Seminar. This practice is expected to continue at future seminars as a regular opportunity to give back to the community.
- ARMA International Education Foundation — The chapter provides financial and fund-raising support for this organization.
While we know that one of the first chapter presidents was Brian Winterowd, other chapter presidents from early in our chapter's history are not so clear. As we research to recover some of this history, we will update this page.
Chapter presidents beginning in 1995 have included:
2009/2010 Chapter of the Year
2003/2004 Chapter of the Year
Award presented by ARMA International