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Sandy, Utah (U.S.)

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[Flag of Sandy City, Utah] image by Masao Okazaki, 20 September 2023

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Description of the Flag

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

The logo

[City logo] image located by Masao Okazaki, 12 February 2023


Previous flags

[Flag of Sandy City, Utah] 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

[Flag of Sandy City, Utah] 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.