JACOB FREY moved 1,200 miles to Minneapolis the day after graduating regulation college. Recruited to varsity on a observe scholarship, Frey fell in love with Minneapolis after collaborating in an area marathon. Although he moved and started work as an legal professional, Frey’s volunteering and pubic advocacy helped launch a profitable metropolis council bid after which a mayoral marketing campaign. He has been mayor since 2017.
Males’s Well being chatted with Frey for our latest story, “50 States of Match.”
What’s probably the most pressing public well being difficulty dealing with your metropolis?
An absence of entry to reasonably priced housing. Housing is foundational to a wholesome society—and to a wholesome life. With out protected and dependable housing, it’s subsequent to unimaginable to safe wholesome meals, get a secure job, or pursue a dream. We attempt to offer a secure basis from which individuals can rise. That basis begins with a house.
What does it imply on your metropolis to be “wholesome”?
Out of doors recreation is nice for emotional and bodily well being. And there’s no city space within the nation higher for spending a day outside than Minneapolis. We’re dedicated to creating certain that each particular person in each neighborhood in our metropolis is inside a ten-minute stroll from a park. That’s good for public well being, public security, and civic pleasure.
As a former skilled runner: working.
Go-to wholesome snack:
Banana and peanutbutter sandwich
Track to work out to:
All These Issues that I’ve finished, The Killers