2017 Year In Review
2017 was another momentous year in the 23-year history of Sutherland as the Institute defended important freedoms including local control, limited government and innovations in education. We began 2018 by welcoming new president and CEO Rick B. Larsen. Guided by the vision of Sutherland founder Gaylord Swim, Rick and the staff are energetically pursuing principled public policy and this generation’s New Birth of Freedom.
For a nation facing divisive and complex issues, think tanks are more important than ever before. Sutherland has earned the trust of legislators and citizens by demonstrating how to design sound conservative policy while delivering a message of inclusion and civility. Clear communication – effective policy – proven principles: these are the elements necessary to empower communities and strengthen our nation.