Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

UTAH MX COORDINATION OFFICE

Agency History #685

CREATION

The Utah MX Coordination Office was created on November 6, 1979, by the Four Corners Regional Commission and authorized by Governor Scott M. Matheson. The Commission had received federal funding to plan for the anticipated impacts that would result from the deployment of the Missile Experimental (MX) system in the Great Basin. Such planning became the mission of the Office.

FUNCTIONS

The Utah MX Coordination Office was organized to plan for anticipated economic, social, and environmental impacts that would result from deployment of the missile system in Utah and Nevada, and to coordinate all planning and evaluation activities in conjunction with other local, state, and federal governmental agencies.

ADMINISTRATION

The office derived its authority from a MX Task Force, composed of the governors of Utah and Nevada and the secretary of the Four Corners Regional Commission. The Office was administered by a project director, an assistant director, and four other staff members.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Office closed on October 2, 1981, when the federal government decided against deploying the MX in Utah and Nevada.

PRIOR NAMES

No known changes

DIRECTORS

Kenneth Olson

COMPILED BY: J. Brent Brinkerhoff, July 1989