Examine the past. Enrich the present.
Change the future.
Better Days 2020 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to popularizing Utah women’s history. We believe that by popularizing history in creative and communal ways, we open doors to conversations about the future of Utah women.
The year 2020 is the perfect time to commemorate our history because it marks the 150th anniversary of Utah being the first place where women voted in the modern nation. It also marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted all U.S. women the right to vote.
Barbara Jones Brown, Historical Director
Jen Christensen, Project Manager
Kristen Edwards, Development and Education
Mandee Grant, COO
Neylan McBaine, CEO
Lee Rech, Development Director
Naomi Watkins, Director of Education
Andrea Radke-Moss, Professor of Women's History/American History at BYU-Idaho
Jenny Reeder, Women’s Historian at the LDS Church History Library
Brittany Chapman Nash, Women’s Historian at the LDS Church History Library
Jill Remington Love, Executive Director, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts
Sean Reyes, Co-Chair
Attorney General of the State of Utah
Eliana White, Co-Chair
Public Policy Analyst
Mayor, Salt Lake County
Utah State Representative
Carol Cornwall Madsen
Historian, Emmeline B. Wells Biographer
Provo City Mayor’s Office
Utah State Senator
Mayor, Salt Lake City
Owner, Bennett Communications
Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office
President, Women’s Leadership Institute
Volunteer Organizer, Wife of Attorney General
President, Zions Bank
Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics, UVU
Republican National Committee Member
President, Utah State Senate
Reid L. Neilson
Managing Director, LDS Church History Department
Assistant Dean, David Eccles School of Business
National Edition Editor, Deseret News
Supporting and engaging in the Better Days 2020 campaign is a valuable step in solidifying the strength of our state today and in the future.