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image by Masao Okazaki, 20 September 2023
Because Sandy had never had a “true” flag design, Mayor Monica Zoltanski
began a Flag Design Initiative in April 2022. A Flag Design Committee was
established and included the mayor, a city council member, city staff members,
and a vexillologist. From September through December 2022, 33 flag designs had
been submitted by 19 residents of Sandy. In January through March 2023, the
submissions were reviewed by the committee, which chose 6 submissions to be
refined by a graphic artist regarding color, elements, symbolism, and good
design standards. In April and May 2023, a final 3 designs were chosen on the
basis of public feedback and were presented to a public vote. In June and July
2023, the committee reviewed the results and chose the new flag, which had
originally been designed by Marcus Xavier and was the community favorite. The
flag was unveiled during the Heritage Festival on September 16, 2023.
The flag as described in the submission by designer Marcus Xavier:
The blue and green are the iconic color scheme of our city brand. The 5-point star links us to our Utah State and US flags as we are a beacon city in the state and in our country. The two tipped Utah shapes create the look of the Wasatch mountains and indicate the entrance to Little Cottonwood Canyon. The thicker white lines indicate our snow-capped mountains and source of water and community activity. The mountains are the beautiful backdrop of Sandy City.
The lines also are indicative of the original railway line through Sandy. In 1871, Brigham Young had the railroad built on south. The reason Sandy was selected as the spot where the railroad was to be built was because it was close to Little Cottonwood Canyon. Sandy became a “connection” point for the railroad system. And, of course, not only do people believe that Sandy was named for its soil, but also many still believe that Sandy was named after Sandy Kinghorn. In 1871, on September 23, 1871 the first locomotive came to Sandy. The engineer was a sandy-bearded, red-headed man named Alexander Kinghorn, better known as “Sandy.”
Blue and green combinations indicate Sandy's sustainability efforts both for air quality and taking care of our land.
Masao Okazaki, 20 September 2023
image located by Masao Okazaki, 12 February 2023
image by Masao Okazaki, 12 February 2023
based on photo
This video for a 2022 flag contest shows the current version of the flag and
states that it is unofficial:
The flag has the logo with a narrow green border centered on a blue field.
Masao Okazaki, 12 February 2023
image located by Valentin Poposki, 27 August 2006
A blue flag with an image of a city hall before a range of mountains, below a broad white bar bearing the city name and a small oval and date. All of this emblem is surrounded by a yellow line, and below is written State of Utah.