“Utah” locates our political and social landscape. It also indicates that our perspective is inclusive of all Utahns, regardless of their legal status, as embodied in our Declaration of Utah Human Rights. To us, “citizen” is a term essential to any genuine, vibrant democracy and infers respect for our form of government and the benefits and responsibilities that accrue to all of us. As a group of Utah retirees, we seek to embody citizenship by being educated about and involved in discussion of public issues and by encouraging all Utahns to be engaged in promoting the best interests of our communities. “Counsel” was chosen (over council) to convey our respect for the democratic process and our desire to have the UCC and other Utahns counseling each other in a dialogue to promote public awareness and reach consensus on Utah’s vital issues.