First Somali-American on Metropolitan Airports Commission honored in Minneapolis

Ibrahim Mohamed was honored at an event Tuesday night at the Brian Coyle Center after he became the first Somali-American member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission this February.

Appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton, Mohamed now has a seat among 14 commissioners that operate Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and six small airports in the metro area. For 11 years, Mohamed worked his way up at MSP from baggage runner to cabin cleaner, restroom attendant, ticket verifier, and most recently, for the last 6 years, a cart driver.

Mohamed's term will last until 2019. He first came to the United States from Somalia in 2004 and is married with five children and lives in Rosemount.

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