First Muslim Somali-American woman Council Member in St. Louis Park, Minnesot
Hijri 1417-Present (AH); Common Era 1997-Present (CE)
Nadia Mohamed made history by becoming the first Muslim and Somali-American –and at 23 years of age, she is the youngest person- ever elected to the St. Louis Park City Council. Nadia came to the US from Kenya as a refugee when she was ten years old and faced segregation and discrimination due to her religious beliefs. It motivated her to make St. Louis Park a more inclusive city by bringing together Muslims and people of other faiths during Ramadan around Iftar dinners, the evening meals with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan. Nadia is enthusiastic about continuing the same responsibility in her new role on the City Council by prioritizing and maintaining affordable housing, including youth in city decisions and advancing racial equity. Mohamed holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from Metropolitan State University. In 2018, Mohamed's interfaith efforts and inclusion commitment were recognized with the St. Louis City's Human Rights Award.