SeaTac City Council unanimously chooses Amina Ahmed as new Councilmember

After an all-day Special Council Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13, the SeaTac City Council unanimously appointed Amina Ahmed to fill vacant Council Position #5, and complete the current unexpired term.

The appointment took place after the Council interviewed 12 applicants at the public meeting. Originally, there were 15 candidates but Craig Baker, JD Hill Jr and Mario Coluccio withdrew.

Ahmed has been a resident of SeaTac for 5 years and homeowner for 10 years. She is a Human Services and Non-Profit Executive. Ahmed has worked in the human service field in SeaTac since 2002. Councilmember Ahmed will be sworn in at the October 23, 2018 Regular Council Meeting and serve through the certification of the November 2019 General Election.

As we previously reported, Councilmember/Mayor Mike Siefkes stepped down in September due to health reasons, creating the vacancy.

The City of SeaTac has a seven-member City Council elected by residents. The Council chooses from among themselves who will serve as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for a two-year term. The Mayor is recognized as the head of the City for ceremonial purposes and is the chair of the Council Meetings.

The City Councilmembers are the leaders and policy makers elected to represent the community and to concentrate on policy issues that are responsive to the needs and wishes of the residents and businesses. The SeaTac Council makes policy, land use, and budget decisions for the City.

The City Council appoints a full-time City Manager to oversee the daily operations of the City and to advise, implement, and administer the policies adopted by the City Council.


25 Responses to “SeaTac City Council unanimously chooses Amina Ahmed as new Councilmember”
  1. Greg Hope says:

    Congratulations Amina!! You will be great.

    • Marisol Tapia says:

      Congratulations, Amina! The City of SeaTac and the community is very lucky to have such as strong advocate in the council.

  2. Ahmed Barre says:

    Congratulations Amina Ahmed.

    I am sure you will serve the needs and wishes of the residents and businesses.

  3. Lois Schipper says:

    Amina will be a fabulous addition to the SeaTac Council. With her long history as a community advocate and her work in the human services field she will bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Congratulations Amina.

  4. Dinah Wilson says:

    Congratulations,Amina. I know you will be an amazing ambassador & advocate for SeaTac & the region.

  5. Mohamed Abdirahman says:

    It gives me great pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations to you on your appointment as SeaTac city council member#5.I hope you will continue serving us and continue improving the lives of greater SeaTac community specifically the minoroty refugees and immigrants.
    Congrats Amina and please have in mind that you have our full support forever.

  6. Zamzam says:

    Congratulations Amina,

    Seatac is lucky to have you! You have been an essential part of the community and I witnessed first hand how you helped improve families and individuals lives from all walks of life first hand.

    Best wishes

  7. Abdul Alam says:

    I am delighted to hear about your new appointment as a SeaTac City Counsil Memeber and many congratulations. We are confident that your influence will continue to encourage uplifting the lives of refugees and immigrants. May the Almighty God help you endeavoring the new task!

  8. Margaret Mathai says:

    Congratulations Amina and City of SeaTac for choosing such a resourceful community leader to work with you. The years of experience that Amina has worked in and the diverse communities will enrich your desire to make SeaTac a model of success.
    Margaret Mathai MLS MSW CCTP MHP

  9. Beth Farmer says:

    Congratulations Amina! Well deserved!

  10. Mark Ufkes says:

    Amina Ahmed is a rock star as far as I am concerned. Her leadership as the founding director of Partner in Employment (PIE), where she works with communities of color to get first generation Americans employed, is groundbreaking work. Her vision, work ethic, and natural smarts, brought this effort to reality, and dozens are helped each month, getting folks employed in living wage jobs. And we all know how important a job can be. It adds stability to family situations and improves social outcomes. Amina has been a leader for years. It is great that the SeaTac Council recognized her strengths and remarkable abilities and added her to the SeaTac City Council.

    Good for Amina and Good for SeaTac!!!

    Mark Ufkes

  11. Susana Roman Ruiz says:

    Congratulations SeaTac for having Amina Ahmed as a council member. She will do good by your side.

  12. Seynab Owcali says:

    Congratulations, Amina for your journey I hope you will continues helping refugees and immigrants population.

  13. lauren says:

    Congratulations Amina!

    It is of great news and of pride to hear that you have been appointed as the newest Council member of the City of SeaTac. Your unwavering contribution to the Refugee and Immigrant communities have changed lives and is unparalleled. It is empowering to know that we have greater representation and that you will ALWAYS be our voice out there. We are proud of what you have accomplished and what still awaits you. Good Luck in this new endeavor and with confidence; I will say that you will do an amazing job!!!

  14. Melanie says:

    I’ve worked in the human services field with Amina for over a decade. She will be an incredible leader and advocate.

  15. Mina Amin says:

    Congratulations Amina, and you are a remarkable person for the job and you will do great!!

  16. Farah Bille says:

    Congratulations Amina for the new role!

    The community supports the appointment of Amina to the City of SeaTac Council! I have doubt that you will be a great asset to the city of SeaTac and community in general! Alle hakula garab galo!

  17. Wessen says:

    My deepest congratulations, Amina, on your appointment! It’s an exciting news for the African communities in Seattle! You make us proud! Please keep up the good work and don’t hesitate to reach out to your community members.

    Wishing you all the best!!

  18. AJ McClure says:

    Congratulations Amina! I was so thrilled to hear about this appointment. She is a well-respected leader not only in SeaTac, but across the region. She deeply cares for all communities in SeaTac and has the smarts to do amazing things. All of SeaTac will be better off having her voice on the council.

  19. Someireh says:

    Congratulations, Amina! I’ve always been proud of you, and I know you will continue to do great things .

  20. Tina says:

    Amina ,
    Congratulation Hongera we are all so proud of you .


  21. Marwa Sadik says:

    Congratulations Amina! Well deserved and so proud of you! You will be a great assess to our community.

  22. Congratulations Amina. Yes, the City of SeaTac has done a great thing.

  23. Grant Lyons says:

    Congratulations Amina on being the first Muslim and Somali person elected to the council!!

  24. Marsha says:

    Truly impressive and inspiring. You are a true powerhouse Amina and our region is blessed to have you