Liaison: Samuel Owen
Council Member Derek Kitchen was elected by residents to serve as their District Four representative in 2015.
Derek, a South Jordan native, made Downtown Salt Lake City his home in 2006 when he attended the University of Utah studying political science and Spanish. In 2012 Derek started his own business Laziz, an environmentally friendly and financially sustainable business focusing on Middle Eastern food production. Derek takes great pride in his success of converting Laziz into a zero waste business. Derek draws on his small business experience to build connections between the City and small business owners and developers to foster economic development. He also values the importance of social justice and equality, having served as a plaintiff in Kitchen v Herbert, a lawsuit that brought marriage equality to Utah. Read Full Bio.