Amani, age 23, has lived in Southfield his entire life. Amani attended McIntyre Elementary, Birney Middle, and Southfield Lathrup High Schools.

 

At Southfield-Lathrup, Amani was involved in his Student Congress, led a community service club, and was selected as the Fall 2013 Homecoming King. In 2014, Amani was also awarded the Southfield Martin Luther King Task Force's Community Service Award.

 

The summer after his Senior year of high school, Amani decided to learn more about the ongoings of local government by working as an intern in then-Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence's office. At the time, Mayor Lawrence was also running for Congress in Michigan's 14th Congressional District. Amani obtained a position as a campaign intern and knocked doors all over Oakland and Wayne Counties.

 

Amani then attended Central Michigan University, where he worked as a Resident Assistant for freshman students, served as the Vice President of Model United Nations, and also served on the Student Government Association Executive Board.

 

While attending CMU, Amani served as an intern on Ken Siver's 2017 bid for Southfield Mayor, an intern in the office of State Representative Jeremy Moss, and an intern in the office of Southfield City Administrator Fred Zorn.

In June of 2016, Amani was appointed to the Southfield Parks and Recreation Board. He helped oversee the renovation of Beechwoods, the creation of a departmental master plan, the renovation of the restrooms at Inglenook Park, and the development of a handicap accessible playscape.

At Southfield-Lathrup, Amani was involved in his Student Congress, led a community service club, and was selected as the Fall 2013 Homecoming King. In 2014, Amani was also awarded the Southfield Martin Luther King Task Force's Community Service Award.

Amani graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Science in Public and Nonprofit Administration in May 2018 and worked as a substitute teacher for 1 year after graduation. He now works as Deputy Campaign Manager for Oakland County Treasurer, Andy Meisner. Being a second-generation Southfield resident and an alumnus of Southfield Public Schools, he understands the needs of his peers and wants to fight for them on the School Board.

 

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