City of Saint Paul to Honor St. Paul’s Rondo Community and Civic Leader and former Council member Nathaniel Khaliq.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For August 16, 2018
Contact: Yingya Vang
City of Saint Paul to Honor St. Paul’s Rondo Community and Civic Leader and
former Council member Nathaniel Khaliq
SAINT PAUL, August 16, 2018 – On August 15, the Saint Paul City Council unanimously voted for a resolution to honor St. Paul’s Rondo community and civic leader and former Ward 1 Councilmember Nathaniel Khaliq, which was followed by a celebratory reception.
Councilmember Dai Thao, who sponsored the resolution, will be honoring Mr. Khaliq through the Neighborhood STAR Year-Round Program allocating funds for Metro Transit to complete a public art portrait at the Green Line Victoria Station.
“It is an honor to be recognizing one of St. Paul’s great leaders; Nathaniel Khaliq is a humble leader and community champion,” Councilmember Thao said. “He has given so much to our city, and has set the bar high for everyone. Thank you, Nathaniel; we are indebted to your service and leadership.”
Mr. Khaliq, former firefighter and head of the St. Paul NAACP, was involved in a number of initiatives to improve opportunities for housing, economic development and criminal justice for African-Americans. He lead the effort to hold the police accountable with unequal treatment of Black male strip searches, as well as initiated the community initiative that resulted in the establishment of the Citizens Review Board.
He also aided in the formation of the community group that resulted in the formation of Selby Commercial Development Corporation, a corporation that provides leadership for community, housing and business development initiatives that engage and benefit the area’s diverse people and neighborhoods.
Media Note: Photo of Councilmember Thao, Nathaniel Khaliq and group attached.