COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Jennifer Seelig

Community Relations Director

Jennifer Maurine Seelig has been a proud Rose Park resident for nearly 15 years. She is currently finishing a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Utah. She has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah and a B.A. in English from the University of Louisville. She served as policy and research analyst for the Salt Lake City Council, as well as for Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson; served as the communication and legislative policy analyst for the Utah League of Cities and Towns; and worked for 1-800 CONTACTS as their Associate Director of Governmental Relations. Jennifer was elected by District 23 residents in November of 2006 to serve in the Utah House of Representatives. In 2012, her peers in the Utah House Democrat Caucus elected her into the Democratic Leader position. She is the first woman to serve in this role.

CONTACT: JENNIFER.SEELIG@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7117

 

Nate Salazar

Associate Director of Community Empowerment

District 3 & 7

Nate Salazar was raised in the East Central neighborhood. Nate holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Community Based Practice, and currently teaches at the University of Utah School of Social Work. He previously served as the Community School Director of South Kerns Elementary through United Way of Salt Lake, a Juvenile Justice Services Coordinator with Salt Lake Observation and Assessment, and Field Office Manager with Organizing for America Colorado. He is the president and co-founder of the Frank Cordova Foundation, and has served on numerous boards in the city. Outside of work, Nate enjoys golf, teaching, and grassroots community activism. 

CONTACT: NATE.SALAZAR@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7976

 
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TIM COSGROVE

Community Liaison

District 4, 5, & 6

Tim Cosgrove was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in political science from Weber State University and a Master of Arts degree in political management with an emphasis in public policy from George Washington University. Tim previously worked for 19 years as a Child Advocacy Specialist for Primary Children’s Medical Center, where he focused on researching and identifying the leading causes of child injuries and deaths in Utah. From 2004 through 2014, Tim represented Murray, Midvale, and Sandy as a Democratic member of the Utah House of Representatives, where he also served as Minority Whip. Tim is the father of four children. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and weightlifting.

CONTACT: TIM.COSGROVE@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7238

 
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ELAINE NAVAR

Community Liaison

District 1 and 2

Elaine was born in Santa Ana, California, and later moved to Kearns, Utah. She graded from the University of Utah with a Bachelors degree in Social Work with an emphasis in macro-level practice. Elaine served as a legislative leadership intern during the 2017 General Session, and became the Executive Assistant and Campaign Manager for State House Representative Sandra Hollins. She has been active in numerous grassroots activist groups, such as the Utah Women of Color Council. She also has experience working in the healthcare field, working with various healthcare organizations to assist the uninsured and underinsured to find funding and navigate processes to receive healthcare. When not working, Elaine enjoys hiking, a good cup of coffee, and admiring artwork.

CONTACT: ELAINE.NAVAR@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7110