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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Jacob Karnga after receiving a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday, May 31, 2019.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert received a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday. The award, from a grateful community, praises the governor's declaration that Utah would be a welcoming state for refugees at a time when there was great uncertainty regarding refugees being allowed in the United States.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Gov. Garry Herbert talks with philanthropist Pamela Atkinson after receiving a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Gov. Gary Herbert talks with members of the media members after he received a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Gov. Gary Herbert smiles as he his introduced before receiving a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Gov. Gary Herbert walks to the podium to receive a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Gov. Gary Herbert smiles as he holds a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Gov. Gary Herbert hugs Fatima Dirie, of the Salt Lake City's Mayor's Office of Diversity and Human Rights, after she presented the him with a lifetime achievement award from Utah's refugee community during the Refugee Employment Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel on Friday, May 31, 2019.