Community Leaders

Everyone has a different idea of what makes a good leader. However, most agree that merely having a particular job or position doesn't define a good leader – it is more about a person's ability to work with people and motivate them to achieve an outcome. A true leader has the ability to inspire and gain respect while setting and achieving goals.

A community needs direction and policies to keep them moving towards their goals. You don't have to be a dictator to make proposals. You can make proposals, then listen to people's responses and then make appropriate changes. Someone needs to take responsibility for moving the whole group forward. So the Somali Bantu Community Living in Vermont is here by introducing the community leaders who in Leadership use their courage, creativity and capacity to inspire participation, development and sustainability for strong communities. They are elected by the Somali Bantu Community of Vermont. All the Somali Bantu Community individuals 18 and older elect their community leaders. They serve six years and can be re elected for another six years. Community leaders take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities. These people are elected to improve their community, they have something to contribute and they don't wait around for someone else to get the job done.




Ibrahim Abdikadir                       Isha Abdi                                  Sharif Hassan-                          Lul Amir
Community Chairman                 Community chairlady                   Assit. Chairman                       Assit. chairlady

Ahmed Kerow                         Khadija Ibrahim                      Salah Sharif                             Johara Hussein
Comm. Spoksman               Comm. Spokeswoman                    General Secretary                   Assit. General Secretary

Community leaders general election will on December 27th 2014. The new leaders will start their job on January 17th 2015. Any Somali Bantu individual over the age of 18 is illegible to elect his or her leader or has the right to run for an election.