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District 9 Community Meets with Councilmember Gómez

Filed in Event News by on April 7, 2017

On Friday, April 7, 2017, NSDI (Nile Sisters Development Initiative) convened a meeting with City Councilmember Georgette Gómez (elected in 2016 to represent District 9). Also in attendance were recent Haitian entrants, residents from diverse refugee and ethnic backgrounds, and community leaders representing ethnic and faith-based entities that support refugees.

The group congratulated Councilmember Gómez on her City Council victory, welcomed her to their communities, and shared their most pressing concerns, including access to culturally and linguistically proficient resources and more skill-building programs.

Photo of Elizabeth Lou speaking at a community meeting

Located in San Diego District 9, City Heights is one of the most diversely populated communities in the city. Reports suggest that approximately 30,000 individuals in the district originated in countries situated in Eastern Africa and Horn of Africa.

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