Grab lunch from your favorite local restaurant (or your kitchen) and join us on Fridays from 12 – 12:30 PM on Facebook LIVE for a stimulating conversation with former Grover Beach City Councilmember, Mariam Shah and SLO Chamber President/CEO, Jim Dantona.
About this week’s guest: Mariam Shah was born in Cleveland, Ohio and participated in her first political march at the age of 3. After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, Mariam kicked off her career working as a corporate litigator at law firms in New York, Cleveland and Akron, OH. In 2008, she and her husband drove up HWY 1 and immediately decided the Central Coast was a great place to raise a family. She ran for Grover Beach City Council in 2014 (unopposed) and was re-elected for her second term in 2018. During her time on the council, Mariam served on the executive committees of the Homeless Services Oversight Committee, the Air Pollution Control District and the CA League of Cities. She also sits on the board of the Grover Beach Library, and has been part of the Grover Heights PTA for seven years, serving 3 years as president.
Recently, Mariam moved to Arroyo Grande after finding a home that would accommodate her aging parents along with her family. Since leaving office in Grover Beach, she joined the board of the Five Cities Homeless Coalition and hopes to continue to be an advocate for affordable housing and homelessness solutions.