Chamber Connect "Intergenerational Poverty"
With 8% of youth living in intergenerational poverty (IGP) and another 30% at-risk of living in intergenerational poverty, as adults, Washington County is determined to organize & lead efforts to reduce the number of youth who will remain in this situation as adults over the next 5-10 years. There is an established IGP Task Force that consists of a wide variety of state agencies, key partners & nonprofit service providers. Join us & learn how your business can help.
Victor Iverson was elected to the Washington County Commission in 2014. As part of his commission assignment he serves on the Board of Southwest Public Health, Southwest Behavioral Health and Five County Association of Governments. Commissioner Iverson serves as First-vice President of the Utah Association of Counties, and co-chairs the Utah Counties Sub-Committee on Inter-Generational Poverty (IGP), that reports to the State Welfare Reform Commission, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox.
In 2016 Commissioner Iverson was asked by Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox to form a Washington County IGP committee to write a plan to help address the high levels of inter-generational poverty in Washington County. He resides as co-chair of that Committee that works in a collaborative effort to reduce poverty and replace it with prosperity.
Commissioner Iverson and his Wife Audrey Johnson are both natives to Washington County where they chose to raise their 5 kids. His roots are deep in the county which stems from a long line of ranchers and builders. He is a graduate of Hurricane High School, Dixie College and Southern Utah University, and has spent years in the construction trades as a small business owner.
Prior to his election to the County Commission, he worked for U.S. Senator Mike Lee as the Natural Resource Advisor for the State of Utah. While natural resource issues and public lands issues are his strong point in public policy, he feels he has received the call to work to improve the economic condition of Washington County. He believes the natural beauty of our county is only matched by the goodness of our people.