Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ran for office on a promise of progress, prosperity, and unity in addressing the problems facing the entire city. His inaugural address previewed a "clear action-oriented approach" that would bring Minneapolis together as "justice-oriented and united." The one hundred days in office mark offers an opportunity to check-in with Mayor Frey on his initial progress in moving his agenda to create affordable housing, reduce residential segregation, and take on other critical challenges.
Jacob Frey is the 48th Mayor of Minneapolis, a former Minneapolis City Council Member, a civil rights attorney, community organizer and an advocate for social justice. In 2011, he organized the first Big Gay Race, which raised over $250,000 to help defeat the constitutional amendment against marriage equality. He also became involved in advocacy for the homeless, including helping tenants who lost their homes to the North Side tornado. In 2012, the City of Minneapolis honored him with its inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for his civil rights work. Mayor Frey graduated with a degree in government from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and earned his law degree from Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA.
Jacobs, Lawrence R..
Reflections from Mayor Frey on His Early Days in Office.
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