May 23, 2022

CCS Director Presented With Lane Beattie Utah Community Builder Award

Last week, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce presented CCS' Migration and Refugee Services Director, Aden Batar, with the 2022 Lane Beattie Utah Community Builder Award. 

Every year, this award is presented to recognize an inspirational individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to address critical community needs. 

“For more than twenty years, Aden has supported the immigrant and refugee community in Utah, giving them the tools and resources they need to succeed,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, upon announcing the award. “Given the continuing turmoil and increasing refugees around the world, keeping Utah a welcoming community is more important than ever. Aden is critical to this effort and his dedication and contributions will be felt for years to come in our community and in many individual lives.”

Learn more about the award here. A video highlighting Batar's work in our community can also be found here.