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I am very pleased to serve as the Mayor of Salt Lake County, having previously
served as a County Council Member for ten years. I took the oath of office as Mayor early in 2019 where I serve more than a million constituents. I’m a 5th generation Utahn, born and raised in Salt Lake City. I graduated from East High School, attended
the University of Utah and went on to get my master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. I have two wonderful teenaged sons, an amazingly supportive husband and a very energetic dog!
In 2005, I was the first woman elected to the Salt Lake County Council. As a council member, I championed numerous policy initiatives, including ethics reform, criminal justice reform, open space preservation and government efficiency. I helped establish
the Jordan River Commission, designed to improve and preserve the river and co-established the Salt Lake County opioid task-force. The task force helps coordinate and innovate efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.
I have broad experience working in government and the private and non-profit sectors, including positions in administration, fundraising, government relations, and project management for organizations such as the Sundance organization, Voices for Utah
Children, the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center, and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. I am also proud to have served as the chief of staff to Congressman Bill Orton in Washington DC in the 1990s.
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I am so proud to serve the people of Salt Lake County!
2001 South State Street, Suite N2-100, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114
Erin Litvack served as the Director of the Salt Lake County Community Services Department for 12 years before being promoted to Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining Salt Lake County in 2005,
Erin worked for and held a variety of positions at the Milwaukee and Salt Lake Jewish Community Centers and was the Fund Development the Utah Pride Center and March of Dimes. Erin is a member of the Visit Salt Lake Executive Committee,
Downtown Alliance Board of Directors and numerous Salt Lake County advisory boards. Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, learning and community volunteer service. Erin lives in Salt Lake City with her husband,
David, and their two children, Gabriel and Addison.
Darrin C. Casper is Deputy Mayor of Finance & Administration. Prior to this position, Darrin served as Chief Financial Officer for Salt Lake County Government for eight years. Darrin previously served as the County Council’s Chief
Fiscal Officer and prior to that as a department fiscal manager. He has been employed with Salt Lake County government for 15 years. Primary work responsibilities include protecting Salt Lake County’s assets, and its coveted AAA
bond rating. The CFO is responsible for the county organizations of Accounting, Budgeting, and Finance. Its mission also includes being a strategic partner of direct service provider organizations that serve the citizens of Salt
Darrin is married to Christine Elliott Casper. Together they have three boys, Elliott, Samuel, and Quinn. Darrin is an avid outdoor enthusiast, favorites include skiing, hiking and fly fishing.
Darrin graduated from Boston University with a Master’s of Business Administration and with a B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University.
Karen Hale is Deputy Mayor of Community and External Affairs. Before joining McAdams' team in 2016, Karen worked at Salt Lake City as director of community relations and senior advisor to former Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. She
has also served as a Utah State Senator for eight years, holding committee assignments on the Public Education Appropriations Committee and the Senate Education Standing Committee. She serves on many community boards, including
Primary Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, Intermountain Healthcare, Inc., Visit Salt Lake, the Utah Film Center and KUED. Karen is also the former publisher and editor of Parent Express, a news and resource magazine
for Utah families. She and her husband Jon are the parents of five children and have five grandchildren.
Rick Graham is Salt Lake County's Deputy Mayor & Chief Operations Officer. Rick first joined McAdams' team in April 2016 as Township & Metro Services Executive. Rick has a nearly 40 years of public service experience, including his
previous position as Salt Lake City's Director of Public Services for 19 years where he was the city administrator over parks, street and traffic planning and maintenance, sidewalks, snow removal, and sanitation. While at Salt
Lake City, Rick was also involved in planning and management of several significant public projects including the planning and construction of parks , construction of the Jordan River Trail system though Salt Lake City, planning
for the 2002 Winter Olympics, construction of the Steiner Aquatic Center and Olympic Ice Sheets, project manager for the Sorenson Unity Center and The Leonardo, construction of the SL Regional Athletic Complex and creating the
dog off-leash ordinance management plan for the city.
Rick received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in Recreation Management. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Cathy Vail Graham and is the proud father of four children and five grandchildren. Rick and his family
also run a nonprofit called Reaching Out Worldwide that engages local high school students to participate in global humanitarian efforts.