Jennifer Seelig - Community Relations Director

Jennifer Maurine Seelig has been involved in politics and public service for more than decade.  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 leadership position of Democratic Leader. She is the first woman to serve in this role.

Jennifer 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 has been a proud Rose Park resident for nearly 15-years.

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

 

HILDEGARD KOENIG - COMMUNITY LIAISON

Hildegard Koenig emigrated to Utah 25 years ago from Venezuela, and has resided in Salt Lake City for over thirteen years. She has over a decade of experience working with underserved communities in the area of women’s rights, advocacy and education. Hildegard has worked for YWCA of Salt Lake City,  Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah.

She is the proud mother of two LGBTQ children, and committed to serving Salt Lake City in this richly diverse community.

Represents districts: 2, 4, and 7

CONTACT: HILDEGARD.KOENIG@SLCGOV.COM | 385-272-6349

 

Nate Salazar - Community Liaison

Nate Salazar was raised in the East Central neighborhood, he attended Bryant Middle School and East High School. Nate was actively involved in the Douglas Neighborhood Association and served as the vice-chair of East Central Community Council. Since 2013, he has served as chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic Hispanic Caucus. Nate is the president and co-founder of the Frank Cordova Foundation. In 2014, Nate was appointed by Mayor Ralph Becker to serve on the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors and served as vice chair of the board.

Nate holds a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Community Based Practice. He currently teaches in the school of Social Work at the University of Utah.

Represents district: 1, 3, and 5

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

 

MOANA ULUAVE-HAFOKA - COMMUNITY LIAISON

Moana Uluave-Hafoka was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was raised on the Westside of Salt Lake and attended Edison Elementary, Glendale Intermediate, and East High. Moana is a Gates Millennium Scholar and graduated with University Honors from Brigham Young University in English and a minor in Sociology. In May 2014, she graduated with a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since Moana was a teen, she has been actively engaged in her Glendale/Poplar Grove community as an elementary school paraprofessional, volunteer writing tutor, mentor, Pacific Islander artist activist and most recently as a Community Programs Assistant at the Sorenson Unity Center. Today, you can find Moana still living in Glendale with her husband, Maika and their new baby, Linita.

Represents district: 6

CONTACT: MOANA.ULUAVE-HAFOKA@SLCGOV.COM | 385-272-6350