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January 2023

New Hosting Director

I am pleased to announce that Patrick Funk is the new Hosting Director for DTS. In this role Patrick will oversee the Hosting Operations organization at DTS. This organization reports to the COO, Dan Harmuth, and handles all enterprise hosting infrastructure tasks for DTS. In addition, DTS Hosting provides DevOps functions and enterprise database services.
Patrick has worked for the state for 18 years, most recently as the manager of the Core Cloud team, which manages the state’s hosting infrastructure operations. He has worked with nearly every agency in depth at one point or another over the years, and really enjoys the work that DTS does for the state.  
Patrick has a Masters of IT Management from Western Governors University, and a Bachelors of Information Systems from the University of Utah, though he still claims BYU as his team. In his spare time, Patrick loves sports of all kinds, but especially NBA, soccer, and football. 
Post Updated: January 26, 2023
Posted On: January 26, 2023

New Boards and Commissions System

In December 2022, a new upgrade to the Boards and Commissions application was rolled out. This project was a successful partnership between DTS and the Governor’s Office, and followed an in-depth review of workflow processes and procedures to identify areas of improvement. 
The analysis involved customer interviews with both internal staff, agency staff and the general public that resulted in a detailed statement of work that could be followed by the development team. The end result was a much more current looking website, with better usability and a self-service approach for the application process.

The new site provides resources to learn about what Utah’s boards and commissions do and how their work benefits our communities, as well as how to become involved as a board member. You can see the new system at

Post Updated: January 24, 2023
Posted On: January 24, 2023

2023 Maps on the Hill is February 14

Utah’s Maps on the Hill exhibit will be held on February 14 in the Utah State Capitol Building Rotunda from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Maps on the Hill, a free event, is a great way to learn how current mapping technology is being applied to important issues across a wide range of disciplines including economic development, natural resources, infrastructure management, public lands and environment issues, efficient services delivery, and more.  Maps on the Hill is expected to draw many map exhibits from all levels of government, private sector firms, and higher education. Utah’s elected officials and the public are invited to come learn about the various mapping projects from professionals and students.

Maps on the Hill is organized by the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC), a statewide user group of Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals, in partnership with the Utah Geospatial Resource Center (UGRC).

More information is available at

Post Updated: January 24, 2023
Posted On: January 24, 2023

Save the Date! 2023 Utah Digital Government Summit is June 27

The 2023 Utah Digital Government Summit will be on June 27 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Registration is not yet open, but more information will be coming soon. See additional detail here

Post Updated: January 24, 2023
Posted On: January 24, 2023

New Assistant Division Director Tricia Cox

We are excited to announce that Tricia Cox has accepted a new position as DTS Assistant Division Director. We look forward to working closely with Tricia in her new role. As Assistant Director, Tricia will be instrumental in improving all aspects of DTS and helping us continue to provide exceptional service to state agencies. She will help coordinate and execute a variety of division initiatives. 

Tricia has substantial experience with DTS, most recently as the IT Director for the Department of Health and Human Services. Over the past year, Tricia’s teams have successfully completed huge projects, including migrations to the Cloud and the merging of two of the largest agencies in the state. 


Post Updated: January 24, 2023
Posted On: January 24, 2023 Awarded Best Mobile Government Website of 2022 was recognized recently by the Web Marketing Association as the best mobile government website of 2022. The awards recognized Utah for “Content is designed to be decentralized, organic, and dynamic. Content relevant to each unique agency is created by thousands of different people without centralized constraints or processes.”
For almost 25 years, The Web Marketing Association has produced the annual WebAward Competition, the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development.
See additional detail here
Post Updated: January 24, 2023
Posted On: January 24, 2023