Air Quality

Mayor Mendenhall has taken unprecedented action to improve Salt Lake City’s air quality.

Every Salt Laker deserves to breathe clean air, both outside and inside, and poor air quality is an existential threat to all Salt Lake City residents.

Erin was an air-quality advocate before being elected mayor, co-founding the non-profit Breathe Utah and serving as chair of the state’s Air Quality Board. She even went back to the U to earn a master’s degree in science and technology so she could bring additional expertise to her policy work. Air quality is the lens through which Erin views every issue.

There’s no quick fix for the Salt Lake Valley’s poor air quality, so Mayor Mendenhall came to office with the kind of multifaceted, long-term strategy you’d expect from an air-quality advocate.