The Dawoodi Bohras of the City of Irvine, CA held a virtual meeting this week with Mayor Farrah Khan. In addition to providing an overview of their faith, community, and commitment to public service, the local community offered the Mayor their continued support, and promised to collaborate with him and with the City of Irvine to help achieve Mayor Khan’s goals for his constituents.
Dawoodi Bohras have lived and worked in Orange County and the Inland Empire for more than 30 years, and more than 100 congregants currently reside in the City of Irvine. The community is made up of primarily young families and first-generation immigrants, who have pursued careers in IT, engineering, healthcare, and academia.
During the meeting, the Dawoodi Bohras presented Mayor Khan with a summary of their efforts in the community in order to spur opportunities for collaboration with the City of Irvine. Mayor Khan welcomed the opportunity to learn about the Dawoodi Bohras, and together they explored areas for partnership, including supporting the Mayor’s efforts around food access.
Yusuf Zakir, a representative for the Dawoodi Bohra community of Orange County, said,
“Supporting our communities is a critical component of our faith. More than a quarter of our congregation resides in the City of Irvine, and we’re proud to continue exploring opportunities for us to give back to the city and its residents.”