Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox will deliver the keynote address at a Flag Day ceremony that kicks off the 33rd annual Tooele Arts Festival.
The ceremony starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Tooele City Park, 200 W. Vine.
“With Flag Day falling on the opening of the three-day arts festival, we felt it was a perfect time to combine our opening ceremony and pay tribute to our nation’s symbol,” said Kaye Christensen Beeny, chair of the long-standing community event.
“We are especially honored that Lt. Gov. Cox will visit our community and are look forward to a large turnout,” she said.
Tooele Mayor Debbie Winn will sing the national anthem after the presentation of the colors by Cub Scout Troop Pack 4724.
Following the Lt. Governor’s comments, the Tooele Elks lodge will present a special Flag Day tribute. Michael E. Jones, exalted ruler of Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks #1673, will lead the presentation.
Cox has served as Utah’s eighth lieutenant governor since 2013.
A native of Fairview, Utah, Cox earned his juris doctorate from the Washington and Lee School of Law in Virginia after graduating from Snow College and Utah State University.
After working in a Salt Lake City law firm, Cox and his wife, Abby, moved their family to Sanpete County where he worked as vice-president and general counsel of CentraCom, a telecommunications company.
While living in Fairview, Cox served as a councilmember and mayor of Fairview City. He later was elected Sanpete County Commissioner and then to the Utah House of Representatives before being appointed Lieutenant Governor.
As Lieutenant Governor, he serves as the chief election officer as well as the liaison between the governor and the Legislature. He also serves on 20 committee and commissions, chairing 12 of them.