Calvin appoints Mahboub to Willmar Utilities Commission
WILLMAR -- Mayor Marv Calvin nominated, and the City Council approved, the appointment of Abdirizak "Zack'' Mahboub of Willmar to a three-year term on the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission.
WILLMAR - Mayor Marv Calvin nominated, and the City Council approved, the appointment of Abdirizak “Zack’’ Mahboub of Willmar to a three-year term on the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission.
Mahboub was welcomed to the Utilities Commission’s meeting Monday by Commission President Matt Schrupp. Mahboub was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Salzer.
In his appointment application form, Mahboub said he was prompted to apply for the commission to achieve his civic duties. He has been living in Willmar with his family since 2011 and has been active in the community.
He holds a master of public affairs degree from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston.
From 1995 to 2006, he served as executive director of the Somali Development Center in Boston; was an information analyst in Maynard, Maine; and was executive director of Somali Community Services in Lewiston, Maine.
From 2006 to 2007, he was refugee resettlement program manager for Neighborhood House in St. Paul; from 2008 to 2010 was executive director of Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Minneapolis; and since 2011 has been owner and president of West Central Interpreting Services of Willmar.
Also, Calvin nominated, and the council approved, the reappointments of Schrupp to a third three-year term and Carol Laumer to a second three-year term.
Mahboub’s appointment was approved last week. The reappointments for Schrupp and Laumer were approved last month.