People for the Arts presents our Annual Leadership Awards as a part of the 2022 Annual Convention. These awards acknowledge the achievements of people and organizations dedicated to enriching their communities by the humanities.
The 2022 Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award is introduced to Crystal Younger. Younger is the Govt Director of the Utah Cultural Alliance and is motivated by an intense want to depart the world higher than she discovered it. She holds a core perception that spreading the gospel of the humanities and tradition will heal the world.
With over 20 years of expertise working in nonprofit administration, consulting, branding, fundraising, occasion planning, lobbying, and elections, Crystal passionately believes that arts and tradition ought to be framed as an trade and never a trigger.
Crystal is a two time Enlightened 50 (E-50) recipient from the Group Basis of Utah, a licensed Utah Change Chief, was named certainly one of Utah Enterprise Journal’s 40 underneath 40 in 2013, obtained a 2020 Star Award from the SCERA, has been featured as a Utah’s Educated Lady of the Week, and obtained the 2022 Legislative Award for Excellence in Political Affairs and Library Advocacy Award from Utah Library Affiliation in 2022.
She has served on many boards and panels together with the Utah Arts Alliance, Tanner Humanities Middle, Utah Ladies & Politics PAC, BYU Political Affairs Society – UT chapter (co-chair), Higher Utah Institute, and Utah Ladies’s Discussion board.
Learn extra at utahculturalalliance.org about how Crystal and Utah Cultural Alliance are cultivating strong public funding in and insurance policies that improve the cultural trade and lifelong cultural schooling.
The Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award honors a person on the state stage whose arts advocacy efforts have dramatically affected the political panorama.