While this project has benefitted from the energy and investments of numerous parties, Valda E. Tarbet
played a singular role in this facility's vision, funding, construction, operation, and its overall success.
An employee of the Redevelopment Agency
from 1971-2011, and its Deputy Director for 9 1/2 years, Valda
guided the redevelopment of this critical downtown block.
The redevelopment Agency thanks Valda
extraordinary service to Salt Lake City, and for her
vision and passion for this facility in particular, by naming the Gallivan Center Ice Rink in her