Straight Outta Compton: 31-Year-Old Mayor Aja Brown Holds Her Own

Source: Erica Ayisi / theGrio

Mayor Aja Brown is making history as the youngest person to ever hold the position of Mayor in Compton, California.

At 31 years old, Brown’s passion to serve and lead developed when her mom and grandmother instilled in her and her siblings the importance of giving back.

“My mom and grandmother were leaders and raised me to be a leader,” she said in an exclusive interview with theGrio. “They showed me what is what like to have values and to sacrifice. The draw to serve was a natural progression.”

Her administration is also focusing on issues within families, working with gang prevention programs and determined to “get outcomes and move in the right direction.”

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