Last week, The City of South Jordan was awarded the 2020 Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award in Government Bill from the Daniels Fund, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and the Community Foundation of Utah.
Nine businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were recognized at the 2020 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards.
The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical principles. An exceptionally honest businessman, Daniels always based his decisions on what he believed was right — not just what he thought was best for himself or his company. This attitude earned him respect and loyalty throughout the business world.
“The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards Program celebrates ethical leadership in the spirit of Bill Daniels. The State of Utah should be proud of the incredible organizations, companies, and agencies throughout the state that hold themselves to the highest ethical standards,” said Bo Peretto, Daniels Fund Senior Vice President, Ethics Initiative.
This year’s awards honor nine organizations — three winners and six finalists — who embody that spirit. Three businesses, three nonprofits and three government entities were recognized.
This year’s winners and finalists honored Friday morning were:
Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award in Business
Finalists – Mountain America Credit Union and Simplus
Overall Winner – MarketStar
Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award in Nonprofit
Finalists – The Other Side Academy and Bicycle Collective
Overall Winner – The Inn Between
Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award in Government
Finalists – Utah Department of Administrative Services and Salt Lake County Office for New Americans
Overall Winner – South Jordan City
The honorees were announced at a virtual celebration on Friday, Sept. 18. All finalists were invited to attend the breakfast.
The awards program is sponsored by the Daniels Fund, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the David Eccles School of Business, the Community Foundation of Utah, Utah Business Magazine and the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah.
Winners exhibit exemplary demonstration of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles:
- Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations
- Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
- Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions
- Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications
- Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
- Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others
- Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
- Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders