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File #: RES 21-1823    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/22/2021
Title: Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Linda White, Heaven Webb, Andrea Zuber, Michael Dahl, Christine Cordell, Nestor David Soto, Ashaunna Diggs, Sameerah Bilal-Roby, Saroeun Earm, Kelly Flaherty, Kelly Harder, Nicole Martin Rogers, Suyapa Miranda, Jeffery Robinson, Caroline Taiwo, Shawna Thompson, and Johnna White to the Financial Empowerment Community Council.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Approving the Mayor’s appointments of Linda White, Heaven Webb, Andrea Zuber, Michael Dahl, Christine Cordell, Nestor David Soto, Ashaunna Diggs, Sameerah Bilal-Roby, Saroeun Earm, Kelly Flaherty, Kelly Harder, Nicole Martin Rogers, Suyapa Miranda, Jeffery Robinson, Caroline Taiwo, Shawna Thompson, and Johnna White to the Financial Empowerment Community Council.

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WHEREAS, the creation of the Financial Empowerment Community Council was established as part of the creation of the Office of Financial Empowerment (ORD 19-74; Chapter 2.02 of the City of Saint Paul administrative code); and

WHEREAS, ORD 19-74 requires that the Financial Empowerment Community Council be made up of 17 members recommended by the Mayor and approved by the City Council; and

WHEREAS, ORD 19-74 requires that of the members, at least one will reside or work in each of the 7 Wards, that the remaining 10 seats be selected from the financial, housing, tenants’ rights advocacy, and consumer protection industries, that any youth representatives will have reserved seats, that the members will either reside, work, or attend school in the City of Saint Paul, that members reflect the broad spectrum of the City's population, and that membership will be balanced between individual community members and organization representatives; and

WHEREAS, the Financial Empowerment Community Council will monitor citywide financial empowerment metrics and indicator, provide feedback and advice on Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) partnerships, community engagement, policy platforms, research agenda, and potential grant opportunities, and review the effectiveness of OFE activities and initiatives; and

WHEREAS, these appointees applied to join the FECC and Mayor Melvin Carter wishes to appoint Christine Cordell (Ward 5), Heaven Webb (Ward 2), Ashaunna Diggs (Ward 7), Sameerah Bilal-Roby, Saroeun Earm, Kelly Flaherty, Kelly Harder, Jeffery Robinson, and Johnna White for a two- year ter...

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