Lia summers

Senior Advisor, Art & Culture

Lia Summers has a background in marketing strategy, market research, and customer messaging. Most recently she worked with Discover Financial where she served at the company’s Chicago headquarters on the new initiatives team, and in Salt Lake on the marketing and customer experience research team. Lia is excited to put her marketing background to work promoting Salt Lake City’s arts and culture opportunities.

Lia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. She is also a proud graduate of the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, where she studied theatre, with an emphasis on Shakespeare. 



Lynn Pace

Senior Advisor, Intergovernmental Affairs

Lynn Pace has worked for Salt Lake City since 1996.  He graduated from the University of Utah and the University of Chicago Law School.  He worked for many years as the Deputy City Attorney in the City Attorney’s office and currently works as a Senior Advisor to the Mayor for governmental relations. For the past 12 years he has supervised the City’s legislative advocacy efforts with the Utah State Legislature, and has handled inter-governmental issues with Salt Lake County and other local government entities.  He also currently serves as the President of the Utah League of Cities and Towns, a City Council member in Holladay, the past president of the Utah Municipal Attorneys’ Association and as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah.

Lynn and his wife Lisa are the parents of 7 children. When he is not working on City stuff, he enjoys hiking, gardening and raising backyard chickens.



Christine Passey

Coordinator for Disability Rights & Special Projects

In 2011, Christine Passey began advocating and fighting for effective public policy to help her daughter and children with autism all over the State of Utah. Her advocacy on the issue resulted in the passage of meaningful legislation in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, Christine ran for the Utah House of Representatives, narrowly losing by 53 votes, but bringing a mother’s awareness and passion to issues affecting the lives of so many. Christine has served as the Director of Friday’s Kids, an organization focused on strengthening the families of those with special needs, as well as the Vice President of the Utah Autism Coalition.

Christine received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah.