Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Andrea Jenkins Elected Minneapolis City Council Vice President!
As many of you know we had two Black trans persons in Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham be elected to the Minneapolis City Council. One of the first things that was done in the wake of the January 9 inauguration of the Council was holding an organizational meeting to determine who the new council president and vice president would be, the committee chairs, and the committee assignments for all thirteen councilmembers.
Andrea is not your average freshman council member. She is well prepared for the council vice president position, having served for 12 years as a policy aide for two Ward 8 council members in Robert Lilligren and Elizabeth Glidden, who both served as council vice president.
Andrea is also chairing two of the council's permanent committees.
Andrea is also keeping a Ward 8 council leadership tradition going, and major props to her for doing so.