High Road for Human Rights

Rocky Anderson, Executive Director

Rocky AndersonRocky served as Mayor of Salt Lake City from 2000-2008. Before serving as Mayor, he was listed in Best Lawyers in America, served as Chair of the Utah State Bar Litigation Section, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Voir Dire legal journal. He served as President of the boards of the Utah affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, Citizens for Penal Reform, and Guadalupe Education Programs.  He was a Board Member of Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and Common Cause of Utah. A vigorous human rights, government reform, and environmental advocate, Anderson was named by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top ten straight advocates in the United States for GLBT equality, and received the Sierra Club Distinguished Service Award, the EPA Climate Protection Award, the Respect the Earth Planet Defender Award, the National Association of Hispanic Publications Presidential Award, The League of United Latin American Citizens Profile in Courage Award, The Drug Policy Alliance Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award, the Progressive Democrats of America Spine Award, the Air & Waste Management Association Richard Beatty Mellon Stewardship Award, and the World Leadership Award for environmental programs.  Anderson was named by Business Week as one of the top twenty advocates in the world on climate change, and served on the Newsweek Global Environmental Leadership Advisory Committee.