mayor jackie biskupski
More than 25-years ago Jackie visited Utah on a ski trip and never left. Like so many people, Jackie fell in love with Salt Lake City’s natural beauty, proximity to the outdoors, the warmth of the people, and the overall quality of life. After that first trip, Jackie knew that Salt Lake City was where she wanted to build her life, raise a family and contribute to her community. Jackie and her wife Betty Iverson currently live with their two sons, Archie and Jack, in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Read more...
Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Simone Butler grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended Scripps College, graduating with a focus in Spanish, Politics and International Studies. She enjoys hiking, spending time with her three siblings and traveling whenever possible.
When asked what she loves most about Salt Lake City, Simone replied, "being able to snowshoe in the winter and lounge by the reservoir in the summer!"
CONTACT: SIMONE.BUTLER@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7743
Chief of Staff
Patrick Leary has spent his professional career working in local government administering large organizations such as the Office of the District Attorney, the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office, as well as serving as Associate Director for the Administrative Services Department and Director of the Public Works Department of Salt Lake County. In January 2013, Mayor Ben McAdams appointed Patrick as the first Township Executive, responsible for providing municipal services to the 160,000 residents living in the unincorporated areas of the County. In his role as Township Executive, Patrick has spearheaded economic revitalization efforts, parks and green-space improvements, enhanced transportation planning, as well as tackling tough problems like health, safety and community development.
Patrick is originally from Salt Lake City and lives in the city with his wife Amy and their two children.
CONTACT: PATRICK.LEARY@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7732
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff
Christina (Tina) Heidorn was born and raised in Dover, New Jersey. She is currently attending Salt Lake Community College, with a focus in Political Science. She previously worked at the Utah Pride Center with experience in administration and finance. She is a passionate advocate for equal rights, and enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her husband.
CONTACT: CHRISTINA.HEIDORN@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-6244
Deputy Chief of Staff
David Litvack grew up in Minnesota, and moved to Utah when he was a sophomore in high school. He attended Westminster College, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Psychology. He later attended the University of Chicago to attain his Masters in Social Sciences. Previously David was the Coordinator for the Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC), as the Operations Director for Colors of Success, and the Assistant Director for the National Conference for Community and Justice. David also served as a state legislator and minority leader in the Utah State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2012. In his spare time, David enjoys time with his family, running, and learning new things.
CONTACT: DAVID.LITVACK@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-7739
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff
Kaletta Lynch was born in Decatur, Georgia, but spent the majority of her younger years in Canton and Lithonia, Georgia. She attended Dillard University until Hurricane Katrina struck. She went on to graduate from the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and singing, and its and advocate for civil rights equality.
When asked what she loves most about Salt Lake City, Kaletta said, "I love that Salt Lake City is a family-oriented city, with an absolutely breathtaking and beautiful mountainous backdrop."
CONTACT: KALETTA.LYNCH@SLCGOV.COM | 801-535-6202