Chief Equity Officer
Prior to taking this new position, Kaletta served in the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, 2016-2019, as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff. In 2019, Kaletta worked as the Executive Assistant for the Director of Community & Neighborhoods. Under Mayor Mendenhall’s leadership, Kaletta returned to the Mayor’s Office to serve as the Special Projects Manager in charge of the Racial Equity in Policing Commission, internship program, bill tracking legislative process, and ACE (Arts, Culture, and Events) fund. In addition to this, Kaletta has over 15 years of experience as a former federal background investigator, legislative executive assistant, contract agent, and intergovernmental liaison.
Kaletta Lynch is a native of Decatur, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland by way of Dillard University. In 2019, Kaletta was the first Black woman to run for West Valley City Council. In 2020, she served as the Community Coordinator to help Representative Sandra Hollins and the Utah Coalition to Abolish Slavery successfully campaign to remove slavery from the Utah State Constitution.
In 2020, she received the Community Servant Award from the Iota Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc and the Sister Called to Serve Award from the Greater Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kaletta is an active member of the YWCA Utah and she is married with two children.
CONTACT: Kaletta.Lynch@slcgov.com | 801-535-6006