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

Community Liaison - District 3, 5, & 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

 

MOANA ULUAVE-HAFOKA

Community Liaison - District 1 & 2

Moana Uluave-Hafoka was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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. She previously served as a Community Program Assistant at the Sorenson Unity Center, a Teaching Assistant with the Boston University Prison Education program, and as a paraprofessional at Edison Elementary School. Today, you can find Moana still living in Glendale with her husband, Maika and their new baby, Linita.

CONTACT: MOANA.ULUAVE-HAFOKA@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7697

 
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TIM COSGROVE

Community Liaison - District 4 & 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