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I was appointed to the Salt Lake City Council in January of 2020 to fill the vacancy left by Mayor Mendenhall in District 5. I could not have predicted the tumultuous year that was ahead of me. Though 2020 was full of surprises including the pandemic, an earthquake, and a nationwide call for racial equity in policing, I was honored to serve aside Mayor Mendenhall and my fellow Salt Lake City Councilmembers.


As an architect, an educator, a small business owner, and a minority, I have a diverse set of skills and perspectives that help me as I serve my community. I understand the importance of urban planning, economic development, developing relationships, and meaningful engagement with my community. My role as a City Councilmember is to be a representative for my district and the people I serve. My goal is to be connected to my community, push for important positive changes, and make decisions that will benefit my district and the city as a whole.

Meet Darin

Meet Darin



District 5 is the heart of Salt Lake City and sits just below the downtown area. Our district includes the neighborhoods of Liberty Wells, East Liberty Park, and Ballpark and portions of the Central 9th, Central City, and Wasatch Hollow communities. With our vibrant restaurant and small businesses nodes like the 9th and 9th area, our beloved shared green spaces like Liberty Park, our commercial corridors like 300 West or State Street, and our historic residential neighborhoods, District 5 encompasses everything that makes Salt Lake City great


Salt Lake City Mayor

Erin Mendenhall


Mohamed Baayd

SLC School Board Member

Salt Lake County Mayor

Jenny Wilson


State Senator

Derek Kitchen

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Salt Lake City Firefighters

Local 81 Union