OAPA Annual State Conference 2019: Meet Our Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker – Minneapolis Ward 5 City Council Member, Jeremiah Ellison
Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM at The Graduate, Eugene, OR
Minneapolis Ward 5 City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison was born and raised in North Minneapolis – the ward he represents. He’s an artist, and painted his first mural at age 8 on the corner of Plymouth and Dupont. As an artist and organizer, Jeremiah has dedicated himself to propping up the genius of his Northside community. He’s collaborated with young people as a teaching artist and as a homeless youth counselor — helping to equip young people with tools to create new reflections of their community and envision bold futures for themselves. Jeremiah won on a platform that includes championing workers’ rights, ensuring affordable and decent housing for all residents, addressing issues of environmental justice, and building community safety solutions from the bottom up. Jeremiah chairs the Elections and Rules Committee, is the Vice Chair of both the Housing Policy & Development Committee, and the Economic Development & Regulatory Services Committee, and serves on the Zoning and Planning and Public Safety Committees.
Council Member Ellison chairs the Elections and Rules Committee, is the Vice Chair of both the Housing Policy and Development Committee, and the Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee, and serves on the Zoning and Planning and Public Safety Committees.