Commissioner Omar A. Sims District 1
District 1 is the area in which Omar A. Sims was raised, educated (Flint and Beecher Community Schools) and currently represents. It was under the leadership of Flint's 1st Black elected Mayor James Sharp, that Sims played a pivotal role in getting sidewalk paving on Carpenter Road for Northwestern students and enhancing Mass Transportation Authority bus routes to meet the needs of riders.
Sims is a proud graduate and participant of the following; Honors Graduate of Flint Northwestern High School; Graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration; Graduate of Michigan State University Political Leadership Program; Graduate of National Center for Community Education; Honors Graduate of Cornerstone University with a Master’s Degree in Management.
From 1997-2001 Sims had the challenging experience of being elected Flint City Councilman representing the 1st Ward.
Currently some of Sims community and civic activities include: Board Member of Youth Leadership Institute Incorporated, Mentor and Advisor with Alpha Esquires a Youth Mentoring group sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Life Member of Grambling State University National Alumni Association, Member of Kingdom of Heaven Ministries. He is married to Donyale and is the father of three children.
Commissioner Sims has served as the Chairperson of Governmental Operations Committee for four years. He currently serves on the Genesee County Land bank Board of Directors, 9-1-1 Consortium, and Genesee County Community Action Advisory Board.