FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SOUTH JORDAN, UT – South Jordan City is pleased to present the 2022 South Jordan Corporate Citizen Award to Ivory Homes.
South Jordan City presents the Corporate Citizen Award annually to a business that has been an active partner within the community. South Jordan City recognizes the importance of its relationship with the business community and appreciates the contribution made by companies that took a chance and pioneered their business venture within the city.
Ivory Homes is Utah’s Number One Homebuilder® leading the Utah market for 34 consecutive years and the 2021 National Homebuilder of the Year. Ivory Homes has built over 26,000 homes for Utahns, including luxury apartments, homes for active adults, townhomes, small lot cottages, condominiums, and single-family homes in communities large and small.
South Jordan City and Ivory Homes collaborated on a project to provide affordable workforce housing for city and local school district employees. The Bingham Court Workforce Partnership included innovative zoning and infrastructure cost sharing to allow for deed-restricted, affordable homes for frontline workers. This comes as demand for housing and affordability challenges in Utah are at an unprecedented level.
“Ivory Homes has been working with us to develop innovative solutions for housing in South Jordan,” Gary Whatcott, South Jordan City Manager said. “We appreciate their commitment to helping families become homeowners.”
Since 2018, Ivory Homes has helped more than 400 individuals and families achieve homeownership through their Utah Workforce Housing Priority. The program reserves the most affordable homes for our community’s critical workforce and first-time homebuyers.
“We are all in this together to make sure our kids and our City employees – our police and firefighters - and educators can afford to call our communities home, now and in the future. They make our City great, and this partnership with Ivory gave us the tools to give them a chance to make a brighter future for themselves and their families,” South Jordan Mayor Dawn Ramsey said.
The South Jordan Corporate Citizens Award has been presented to a select group of companies since 2010. Past recipients include: 2010 recipient, Fred Lampropolous, Merit Medical; 2011 recipient, Dr. Dan Fischer, Ultradent; 2012 recipient, Don Whyte, Rio Tinto; 2013 recipient, Sam’s Club, South Jordan; 2014 recipient, The Boyer Company; 2015 recipient, Jerry Seiner and the Jerry Seiner Auto Group; 2016 recipient, Harmons Neighborhood Grocer; 2017 recipient, Bryan Synan and Gordmans; 2018 recipient, Becky Pickle and Chick-fil-A; 2019 recipient RiverPark Development Group; 2020 recipient University of Utah South Jordan Health Center; 2021 recipient Roseman University.
About the City of South Jordan: South Jordan is proud to be named WalletHub’s 2nd Best City for Access to Resources and the 22nd Best Place Overall in America for 2018. We are honored to be chosen by USA Today, for being chosen as one of the Top 50 Best Cities in America to Live In in 2017, with the highest ranking of any city in the state, and to have South Jordan’s Daybreak Community named the Best Place in America to Retire, by Where to Retire Magazine.