In September of 2000, Matthew Minkevitch was named Executive Director of The Road Home in Salt Lake City. The Road Home operates the Emergency Shelter serving families, single men and single women in Salt Lake City as well as the winter shelter in Midvale. To help end homelessness, The Road Home also provides a Rapid Rehousing Program and manages Permanent Supportive Housing totally more than 300 units. In this role, Matt oversees shelter and housing service to thousands of homeless individuals residing in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.
Prior to joining The Road Home, Matt was the Director of the State of Utah Community Services Office responsible for the allocation of $14 million in federal and state funding to non-profit agencies and to local units to assist people living in poverty.
Matt has spent most of his career in service to people living in poverty. He was also the Administrative Director of Catholic Community Services for the Northern Utah Office and also served as the head chef for St. Vincent de Paul Center.
Matt graduated from the University of Utah with a major in English and minor in French. He also attended the University of Tunnis in Tunisia, North Africa for one year as part of a student exchange program through the Burguiba Institute. Matt is married to Karyn Minkevitch and lives in Plain City, Utah. He is the father of four children.
Matt has been very active in many local and federal boards and affiliations:
Masters of Business Administration Essentials, Certificate Program, Univ. of Utah 2009
Bachelor of Arts, English – French Minor, Univ. of Utah 1991
2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2006 Alumni Par Excellence Award from the University of Utah
2003 Catholic Community Service Humanitarian Award
Board Member of the Northern Utah United Way
Salt Lake County Homeless Coordinating Council
Long Range Planning Executive Committee
National Coalition for the Homeless – Appointee for State of Utah
Past President for the United Way Executive Board of Directors
Appointee for the State of Utah Martin Luther King Commission
Mercy Housing Board – Executive Committee
Salt Lake County FEMA Committee
Licensed Foster Parent
Join Matt along with our other guests at 7:00pm on Wednesday, December 16th at the 50 West Club and Cafe. To learn more about this show CLICK HERE.