Brad Barber

IMG_0694Brad T. Barber: Brad is a planning and land conservation consultant whose consulting projects focus on Quality Growth Planning, Public Land Issues and Land Conservation. The projects involve working with ranchers, developers, business leaders, elected officials and the environmental community in finding common solutions to the challenges of growth, development and land conservation. These clients have included:

  • The Wilderness Society
  • The Nature Conservancy of Utah
  • The Park City Center for Public Policy
  • The Governors Office of Planning & Budget
  • US Department of Energy
  • Center for Resource Management
  • Envision Utah
  • Kennecott Land
  • The Wyss Foundation

Past positions include:

  • Senior Fellow-Environmental Management, The Oquirrh Institute, 2002-2006
  • Deputy Director and State Planning Coordinator, Utah Governors Office of Planning and Budget- 1991-2000
  • Director of Demographic and Economic Analysis, Utah Governors Office of Planning and Budget-1980-1991

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Commissioner, Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission
  • Board of Directors, Utah Open Lands Conservation Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Envision Utah, A Quality Growth Partnership
  • Member, Governor’s Council on Balanced Resources


  • Morris Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Planning Profession- 2000.
  • Utah Chapter-American Planning Association-Outstanding Service to the Planning Profession Award – 1994.
  • Coalition for Utah’s Future- Common Good Award – For the modeling and analysis for Envision Utah’s Quality Growth Strategy- 1999.

Brad is a lifelong resident of Utah. He is married with two children and eight grandchildren. Brad spends his spare time traveling the west whitewater rafting, biking, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and skiing.

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