Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office and community partners hold town hall to address the opioid epidemic and educate the public

The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office, Bonneville Media and Use Only As Directed, the state’s opioid public awareness campaign, are partnering to host a town hall in September, addressing the opioid crisis gripping our community. 

In Utah, 7,000 opioid prescriptions are filled every day and five Utahns die every week from opioid overdose. The distinguished group of panelists will talk about the problem with a focus on prevention, and what’s being done to combat the epidemic in Salt Lake County. The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions during the Q&A portion of the event. 


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson  

Destiny Garcia – Woman in recovery and SLCo Mayor’s Office employee 

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill  

Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera  

Dr. David Hasleton – Intermountain Healthcare  

Susannah Burt – Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health 

Admiral James Winnefeld Jr. – Retired U.S. Navy Admiral, ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 

Co-Chair of SAFEProject, lost son to opioids 


Salt Lake County, Bonneville Media and Use Only As Directed Opioid town hall (open to public) 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 6-8 pm

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (Jeanne Wagner Main Floor)

138 Broadway – Salt Lake City