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About Jamal Osman

A longtime advocate for change and social justice, Jamal is running for Minneapolis City Council to continue his work for all the neighborhoods of Ward 6.

Jamal and his wife, Ilo, live in Cedar Riverside with their 5 children, ranging in age from 3 months to 13 years old. They love exploring the parks and restaurants of South Minneapolis with their family. Finding a new “treat spot” is often the highlight of their adventures.

As a refugee, and from his time spent in public housing after arriving in Minnesota, Jamal learned empathy and the importance of community. He has spent his professional career and volunteer time as a helper of those in need ever since.

Jamal is focused on housing and mental health, working with Common Bond Communities, in the Social Services department and served on the board of Phillips Community Clinic. Through Resident Services, working to ensure those living in affordable and public housing have access to a full range of services to enable them to feel supported and safe.

Jamal is a certified mental health trainer, who regularly trains youth and adults to recognize and destigmatize mental health issues in the community. His belief that working with the most vulnerable to change their living situations to ones of stability and hope is a driving force in his life.

Both as a longtime resident of Ward 6 and through his work in the community, Jamal is acutely aware of the issues that our diverse district faces. His pledge to be an advocate for growth and justice and a voice for the entire district in city hall is backed up by a record of doing what is right for his community. Osman is not a representative of big business or special interests, but instead a representative of ALL members of Ward 6.

Last updated Aug 28, 2020



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