2020 RMA Conference Fun Facts

Learn more about Salt Lake Community College

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For key facts and College demographic statistics please visit our About Salt Lake Community College website (www.slcc.edu/about/index.aspx )

Learn more about Salt Lake City, Utah

For more information on the Marriott Downtown at City Creek, see their webpage here

Utah’s 17  National Parks:

Salt Lake City  |  Visitor Information:

Appropriate Dress:
Casual business attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, opening reception and theme dinner. Business attire is recommended for the closing banquet. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket, as temperatures in Salt Lake City may vary.


Fall in Salt Lake is a time of transition. Nearby canyons are filled with vibrant colors as the trees prepare for winter, while temperatures remain warm enough for comfortable outdoor recreation. Evenings can be chilly and toward the end of Fall snow is typical in both mountains and valley. The Ski Salt Lake resorts have had enough snow to open as early as Halloween, with typical opening days in mid to late November.
Valley Average Highs/Lows °F : September  78/57

Learn more about Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Salt Lake City is the largest metropolitan area in Utah.
  • Salt Lake City is bordered by the Great Salt Lake and the snow-capped Wasatch Range.
  • Salt Lake sits at 4,330 feet (1,320 meters) above sea level.

Fun Facts About Utah

  • Motto: Industry
  • State Flower:  Sego Lily
  • State Tree:  Quaking Aspen
  • State Fruit: Cherry
  • State Animal: Rocky Mountain Elk
  • State Mineral: Copper
  • State Bird:  California Gull
  • State Rock:  Coal
  • Utah is named after the Native American Ute tribe which means people of the mountains.
  • The Great Salt Lake is the largest lake west of the Mississippi River and covers more than a million acres.
  • Utah hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • The Utah mountains near Salt Lake City average 500 inches of snowfall per year.
  • Utah has the highest literacy rate in the nation.
  • The US Transcontinental Railroad was completed at Promontory, Utah, finalizing the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads that span the entire country.
  • Utah operated the nation’s first department store: Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI).
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) Temple in Salt Lake City took 40 years to complete.
  • Rainbow Bridge, nature’s sculpture carved of solid sandstone, is the world’s largest natural-rock span.
  • Utah’s precipitation varies from less than 5 inches in the desert to more than 60 inches in the mountains.
  • Utah has five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce, and Capitol Reef.
  • The Heber Valley Railroad’s steam engine and 10-passenger cars have been in over 30 motion pictures.
  • Hurricane, a small rural town in southern Utah, averages over 2.7 million visitors a year.
  • Beaver, Utah is the birthplace of Butch Cassidy and Philo T. Farnsworth (the inventor of television).
  • Utah has the only capital whose name is made of three words.
  • Utah was acquired by the United States in the treaty ending the Mexico War.
  • Utah brewers recently won 48 medals from the International Beer Awards Competition.