Ali is a wonderful leader. He is trustworthy and is known for respecting his words. As an immigrant, Ali knows better than anyone the challenges people face when resettling in the US, especially in Vermont. He is conscious of all the dynamics at play for people to thrive. He also understands the importance of feeling safe and at home where one lives. I have no doubt that Ali will make the city of Burlington a place where people of all backgrounds and walks of life feel like they belong.