Community Innovation2001 South State Street S1-300PO Box 144575Salt Lake City, UT 84114385 468-4861/ Email
The Salt Lake County Office of Community Innovation is Salt Lake County’s newest office. Our goal is to recognize and act on opportunities in Salt Lake County to create and improve programs and services for vulnerable populations. By thinking outside the box
and connecting change makers across the private, public, and non-profit sectors, we are able to strengthen and enhance programs and services that build a healthier community.
The Salt Lake County Office of Community Innovation stemmed from the work of Ze Min Xiao, who has been the Refugee Liaison for Salt Lake County since 2008. Mayor McAdams recognized that Ze was in a unique position to leverage social service and
community development resources to assist local service agencies in partnering and improving their existing programs and creating new programs where there were recognized gaps.
Work in refugee services continues, but as the office grows, innovative new projects and partnerships emerge and become sustainable.