March 23, 2022

Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs Honored for Advocating for U.S. Global Leadership to Strengthen Local Communities

RIVERTON, UT – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) honored Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs for his work to advocate for U.S. global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. At an event at the Old Dome Meeting Hall in Riverton on March 22, Mayor Staggs was presented with the USGLC Global Statesman Award in front of friends, family, and leaders across the community – as a thank you for his continued leadership and service.

“I believe in the success of America’s communities,” said Mayor Staggs. “The success of Riverton, my community, starts with my neighbors here at home and is bolstered by the strength of the international community. I know that what happens around the world matters locally, and continued prosperity in Riverton means leveraging global leadership to support our local community and drive our economic success.”

In addition to serving as a member of USGLC’s Utah Advisory Committee, Mayor Staggs signed a Mayoral Proclamation in 2021 declaring December 14th as Global Engagement Day. With Utah contributing 410,000 jobs to the state’s $17.7 billion in foreign exports business, Mayor Staggs believes Riverton can become a global hub for medicine and healthcare, finance, and technology.

“USGLC is proud to honor Mayor Staggs because he has been an influential advocate for strengthening American global leadership to support our communities here at home,” said Liz Schrayer, President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. “Let’s face it, mayors across the country are on the frontlines every day, addressing global issues that are now kitchen table issues – from the pandemic to our economy – that matter to their constituents. They uniquely understand that America simply can’t ignore what happens outside our borders.”

Since its annual Tribute Celebration in December 2021, USGLC has honored nearly 100 mayors across the United States for their leadership in addressing global issues that are now kitchen table issues – from the pandemic to the economy – that matter to their constituents.

“Mayors, like Mayor Staggs, are stepping up, knowing that diplomacy and development are essential to the health, safety, and economic interests of every American family. It’s exciting to recognize them,” concluded Schrayer.


The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.