About Charlie Luke
Charlie Luke represents District 6 as a member of the Salt Lake City Council. He was elected in November 2011. As a council member, Charlie currently serves as Chair for 2019, as served as Chair previously in 2014. He has also served as Vice Chair in 2017 and 2012.
Charlie serves as the Executive Director of the Utah Association of Community Services (UACS), an association of providers of day and residential services for people with disabilities. The organization consists of nearly 40 private provider agencies that serve over 5,000 people with developmental and other types of disabilities in over 400 different locations throughout Utah. UACS members’ combined annual budget is about $95,000,000 of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities’ annual budget of just less than $200,000,000. Member agencies employ approximately 4,500 staff to assist individuals with disabilities living in their homes and communities by providing quality services including residential, day services and training, supported employment, family support, and respite care.
Charlie currently only represents UACS. Please click here to read UACS President Dustin Erekson’s commentary in The Salt Lake Tribune about the misleading comments made during this campaign about Charlie’s work by his campaign opponent: https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2019/06/23/commentary-it-is-lazy/
Through his company, Luke Strategies Inc., Charlie has previously represented private companies and associations in matters before state legislatures in Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, Missouri, Nevada and New Mexico as a public relations and government affairs consultant. Charlie also has experience managing federal, state and local political campaigns, and creating and implementing media, public relations, and business development campaigns.
In 2013 Utah Business Magazine featured Charlie as one of Utah’s Forty Under 40. Charlie has also served on the board of Voices for Utah Children, and as a member of the Salt Lake City Planning Commission.
Prior to his election to the Salt Lake City Council, Charlie could be heard each Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on KSL Radio’s “The Charlie Luke Show”