Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Mohamed will be sworn in to serve on the St. Louis Park City Council on Monday, January 6 at 6:30 pm at City Hall.
Mohammed won 63 percent of the first-choice votes in her race for St. Louis Park’s City Council in the election held on Nov. 5. She is the first Muslim and Somali-American ever elected to the St. Louis Park City Council, which represents more than 49,000 residents. She is also the youngest person elected in the Council’s history.
“As a young, Muslim woman of color and a New American, I bring a fresh perspective to our city leadership. I have unique life experiences and a passion for the betterment of St. Louis Park,” said Mohamed. “I know the significance of building a city that works for all of its residents. That’s the vision I have for St. Louis Park. I want the city to be a place where people can be their whole selves, and participate in their neighborhoods and communities.”
In her campaign, Mohamed knocked on more than 3,000 doors and heard directly from community members about the issues that matter most to them. Her platform, which included racial equity, affordable housing, climate action and youth engagement, resonated with St. Louis Park residents. In-office, she will continue this standard of community responsiveness.
“Nadia‘s perspectives are unique from mine but we share similar priorities and that’s what excites me: taking our different strengths and leveraging them for the betterment of our neighbors,” Mayor Jake Spano said. “Our community will be well served by Nadia over the next four years and I look forward to working with her.”
As a City Council Member, Mohamed will dedicate herself to be a voice for all of St. Louis Park’s constituents.
—Information provided by Nadia for SLP City Council At-Large B.