Frazier Commended by New Hope City Council

Frazier Commended by New Hope City Council
Posted on 12/30/2020
At his final New Hope City Council meeting on Dec. 14, Council Member Cedrick Frazier was commended for his devoted service and contributions to the New Hope community by Mayor Kathi Hemken and his fellow city council members.

During his tenure as a New Hope City Council Member, Frazier encouraged engagement and dialogue with the Human Rights Commission and New Hope Police Department on policing practices. Frazier was a strong advocate for a stricter tobacco use ordinance to help protect youth from nicotine and tobacco addiction, advancing a greater public health standard in the city of New Hope. Council Member Frazier also supported the pursuit of affordable housing projects for first-time homebuyers in the city, resulting in renewed collaboration between the city and Habitat for Humanity and was a strong proponent of new ordinances protecting tenants of affordable housing units in the city. Frazier commented, “In a world where we see so much polarization and partisanship, we were able to find ways and work together regardless of how we felt about the particular issues we were advocating for. We came together and I truly believe that everyone on this council, and also including the staff that works for the city, deeply care about the residents and the city of New Hope.”

Council Member Frazier’s term on the New Hope City Council expires on Dec. 31, 2020. After serving on the New Hope Planning Commission from September 2017 to September 2018, Frazier was appointed to the New Hope City Council on Sept. 10, 2018, filling a vacant council seat. In November, Frazier was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 45A which includes portions of New Hope, Plymouth and Crystal. According to Frazier, “The good thing about this is I’m not going far. I’m just going to be in a place to help amplify the issues and the voices of the city and also to amplify the needs of the city. I’m always going to be here to help and advocate for the city and the residents of New Hope.”