Hi, I’m Jamal El-Amin, a ten year Burbank resident. I moved here shortly after I married my beautiful wife, Kellie Lovelace. I swiftly fell in love with this beautiful city. It’s so clean, safe, and quiet. In the last 15 years I became very interested in national politics. I’ve invested in campaigns, phone banked for candidates and canvassed door to door.
Over the years I’ve come to realize how true the old adage remains, “all politics are local.” In the interest of learning more about Burbank, I started attending council meetings and quickly realized why this city’s so special. It’s you! Burbank residents and city officials love this city and are invested in preserving and improving its quality.
I wanted to know more and was happy to be selected into the RISE (Residents Inspiring Service & Empowerment) class of 2021. Through this wonderful community program, I learned so much about the inner workings of city government and services, like City Council, Burbank Water and Power, and the City Clerk’s office. I was also inspired by my instructors, and fellow classmates, such talented and engaged residents. We’ve created a lasting bond that persists to this day. The RISE program taught me how important individual participation is to the growth and success of a city.
I want to increase that participation among all of Burbank’s wonderful residents, especially those who’ve never been politically engaged. The power of our city is bolstered by the value, which resides in all our residents.
As a professional and in my personal life, I’ve come to appreciate the value of service. I’m Jamal El-Amin, and it would be my honor to serve as Burbank City Clerk 2022.
RISE (Residents Inspiring Service & Empowerment) class of 2021
Through this wonderful community program, I learned so much about the inner workings of city government and services, like City Council, Burbank Water and Power, and the City Clerk’s office.