Somali Professionals Podcast
Determination leads to success with Abdullahi Abdulle
January 25, 2021
Dear listeners welcome back to another great inspiring story. This week we are excited to speak with Abdullahi Abdulle who was recently elected Council Member Elect for New Brighton in the USA. Abdullahi Abdulle is a Councilmember Elect for the City of New Brighton in Minnesota. On January 12, 2021, he was sworn-in as the first Muslim, black, immigrant councilmember to be elected for the office. Abdullahi is a Somali American immigrant and veteran of the Minnesota Army National Guard. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management, an M.A. in Urban Planning, and a graduate certificate in Local Government Management. Abdullahi currently works for the City of Minneapolis as a transportation planner where manages capital projects and programs. He strives to ensure those city policies and plans align with community goals and needs during project selection and implementation. As a city planner, Abdullahi is dedicated to improving people’s quality of life, especially the most vulnerable members of the community such as young children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, new immigrants, low-income individuals, and historically marginalized communities. Abdullahi has a true passion for fostering an inclusive environment and fixing systemic injustices that disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. If you have any feedback re this episode or anything else such as collaborations we would love to hear it. Please email us at: