Peg Smith was a founding Boulder Community Alliance member, which serves rural Boulder, Utah. With a background in technology, she created an online bulletin board for residents to share news and information, dubbed the “Pegboard.” Over time, Pegboard became Boulder’s primary system for public announcements, meeting notices and a communication network for residents to sell, trade or donate goods and services. During COVID, the community and local region relied on Pegboard as a COVID-19 information source. Pegboard kept people informed on local sources for masks, hand sanitizers and vaccination resources.
Smith also was the BCA newsletter, Sage Page, editor and co-founded Boulder’s Friends of the Library, a volunteer group that made the local library into a well-utilized community asset with an expanding books and publications collection. She writes a column covering Boulder for the Insider, a weekly newspaper that serves Boulder and all the communities in Garfield and Wayne counties.