Nigel Swaby, Chair

NigelproshotOccupation: Real Estate agent & Digital Marketing
Education: Willamette University – Salem, OR
Affiliations: Salt Lake Board of Realtors, SLCircle, River District Business Alliance
Interests: Real estate, golf, college football, family, poker and politics.
My hopes and dreams as a Board member and for Fairpark Community:
I want to have a voice in the development of the area. Having grown up on the west side I feel the city hasn’t treated us with the fairness they apply to other parts of the valley. I believe it’s important to be proactive as the neighborhoods grow. Since the 2016 election, I believe it’s important to participate in civic organizations and take action locally. Finally, I want to help people who may be adversely affected by the revitalization of the area. Long-time residents should know all the financial and housing options available to them.
Other information: I was born in Jamaica and moved to the U.S. when I was five. My family lived in southern Idaho for a year and then to Salt Lake. We started out in Rose Park where I went to Meadowlark Elementary but soon moved further south to Glendale. I completed my primary education at Riley Elementary, Glendale Jr. High and South High School. I went to college in Oregon and began a sales management career in Portland. I wound up moving back to Salt Lake and have spent the last 23 years here. I’ve operated several businesses including a sports marketing company, a digital marketing company, an online business publication and a real estate business. Over the years, I steadily moved east until ending up in the foothills of Olympus Cove. As the economy drastically shifted in 2009, I concluded I would prefer living somewhere close to downtown.

In 2014, I made that move and in 2015 was able to buy a nicely updated home in Fairpark. Living only two blocks away from North Temple I became acutely aware of the problems surrounding the area and started look for ways to help. I’ve participated in Council meetings since I moved here and am now taking a more active role in the community with the Council. I like this area and believe it will develop into a neighborhood we can all be proud of.
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