SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Saturday


From our sister site The SeaTac Blog:

The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8.

“I am heartbroken by the loss,” SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley said. ”She was a welcome addition to the Council and brought a fresh voice and unique perspective to the City. She will be missed at City Hall and her loss will impact the entire community.”

“We are devastated by the news of her passing,” SeaTac City Manager Joseph Scorcio added. “Over the years, City staff has worked extensively with Ahmed. She was such a positive force and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those she served.”

Around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Ahmed was involved in a fatal head-on collision on South 188th Street and 16th Avenue South in the City of SeaTac (read previous coverage here). The SeaTac Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

On Oct. 13, 2018, the City Council unanimously appointed 52-year-old Ahmed to fill vacant Council Position Number 5 through the November 2019 certification of the General Election. Ahmed was a Human Services and Non-Profit Executive. Ahmed worked in the human service field in SeaTac since 2002.

FUNDRAISER CREATED
An online fundraiser has been created by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce to honor the legacy of SeaTac City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who tragically passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8:

The Chamber and all of South King County joins in mourning the loss of Amina. The loss is tragic and unexpected and her family could use our support as they lay her to rest.

Please help join with us to support her family as we will continue to share her passion and dedication to the community she loved and worked for.

All additional proceeds raised will benefit the organizations and work that Amina pledged her life for.

To donate, click here:
https://www.gofundme.com/amina-ahmed-funeral-expenses

As of Monday, Dec. 10, $1,830 of the $10,000 goal had been met.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Everyone at South King Media sends their deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Amina.



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