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About Kyle LaMalfa

about Kyle LaMalfaBackground

Raised in Salt Lake City, Kyle moved to Glendale in 2003 and bought his home in Poplar Grove in 2006. Kyle attended East High School and has earned bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Economics and a master's degree in Statistics/Sociology all from the University of Utah.

Professional Life

As a statistician and consultant, Kyle has worked to help businesses improve employee relations and better serve their customers. Kyle currently runs his own business Glass Sieve and teaches a Continuing Education course on transforming a passion into a business at the UNP Building in Jordan Park.

Serving and Empowering the 2nd District

After moving to Glendale, Kyle attended the Westside Leadership Institute, where he was inspired to become active in his community. In 2004, he began by creating a west-side community yard sale. The growth of that event led Kyle to found People's Market, which still hosts Yard Sale Day. Working with neighbors, People's Market has grown into a weekly summer event at Jordan Park, offering a farmer's market, arts and crafts booths, food and entertainment.

Kyle serves on a number of boards and commissions that work to improve educational and business opportunities, preserve the environment, promote community events, and provide social services to residents in need.

  • People's Market (2005-Present)
    Founder, President (2006-2010), Board Member (2010-Present)
    Kyle founded People's Market and has been involved every year (going on its 6th season).
  • Utah Department of Agriculture - Council on Urban Agriculture (2011-Present)
    Co-Chair
    Kyle co-chairs the Council with Seth Winterton (Utah's Own) to advise the State of Utah and Comissioner Leonard Blackham on the best ways to promote and protect agriculture in urban environments and on the urban fringe.

  • SL County Social Services Block Grant (2010-Present)
    Council Member
    Kyle works on the Council to award grants to after-school programs, homeless services, and citizenship and literacy programs.

  • Mountain View Community Learning Center (2010-Present)
    Executive Team Member
    Kyle works with the Executive Team to oversee the design of the building and the programs that will use the facilities.

  • West Side Leadership Institute (2007-Present)
    Steering Committee Member
    Kyle assists in designing the curriculum, overseeing recruitment and promotion, and monitoring the performance of the Institute.

  • University Neighborhood Partners (2008-Present)
    Advisory Board Member
    Kyle serves on the Advisory Board, developing the relationship between the University of Utah and Glendale/Poplar Grove communities to help students enter college and bring new learning opportunities to Salt Lake's west side.

  • Salt Lake City Open Space Lands Advisory Board (2009-Present)
    Board Member
    Kyle serves on the Advisory Board to advise the City Council and the Mayor's office on the best use of funds for open space lands.

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