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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Somali American Appointed to Minneapolis-St.Paul Metropolitan Airport Commission Board
Ibrahim Mohamed has worked at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for almost 11 years.
Within that time, his jobs have ranged from cabinet-maker, to ticket-verifier to, currently, a cart driver.
"Absolutely, I do enjoy my job that's why I stay on it still," he said.
But now Mohamed faces a new and daunting challenge. He's been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the 14-member Metropolitan Airports Commission. He will be the only current airport employee.
Mohamed's appointment is also historic and has not gone unnoticed.
"His appointment is welcomed by the community but it also showsthat it's long overdue," Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR Minnesota, said.
Mohamed said his goals within his new role are to help start a union and promote benefits for those making minimum wage.