Luis Lopez was born and reared in Guadalajara, Jalisco – Mexico. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 19 and became a U.S. citizen in 2008. For 21 years he has resided in Ogden. Luis and his wife Judy have three children: Liliani, Leslie and Luis Jr., ages 16, 15 and 10. Luis graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching and went on to earn a Master’s degree from the University of Utah in Education Leadership and Policy.
For 15 years Luis has worked in education. Ten of those years were with the Ogden School District as a youth mentor and community programs coordinator. Currently at Weber State University, he serves as the Director of the Community Education Center where he oversees outreach efforts for underserved populations.
Luis loves his community. He is the founder and current member of LUPEC, Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement. In addition, he serves on a number of boards and committees for non-profit organizations in Ogden.
Coming from a diverse background, Luis brings expertise to the Ogden City Council for building a more inclusive community. He is excited about the wonderful growth our city is undergoing and would like to contribute by furthering these positive changes. He is grateful for the honor of serving on the Ogden City Council.