A group of Sigma Chi fraternity members donned their best suits and ties for a night recognizing influential local and state officials on Wednesday.

The prominent leaders from Utah included Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Utah Supreme Court Justice Constandinos Himonas and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Chris Coombs, president of Sigma Chi fraternity, said the event inspired fraternity members to be better leaders and to show appreciation for the local community.

“We wanted to learn from their experiences as well as honor them for being positive role models,” he said.

Becker spoke about the sense of enjoyment he has received from serving Salt Lake City.

“The chance to help change a community in a way that meets the aspirations of the people you serve is a huge honor,” he said.

Michael Zoumadakis, a sophomore in business and pre-medicine, said the event encouraged him.

“There is not a better way to learn than to listen to some of the community’s best leaders,” he said.

m.royal@chronicle.utah.edu

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