Mariam Salaymeh

Mariam Salaymeh

City Manager — Montréal

Born to a Bulgarian mom and Palestinian dad in Canada. I was raised in Europe and came to Montreal for university, where I was heavily involved in grassroots artistic initiatives and media outlets. I’ve spent the last two years in Tokyo and am now back home in Montreal for good.

Favourite city: Montreal, because of its lively culture, bilingualism and art scene.

My youthful value: Connected, because community is vital in cities.

Favourite snack food: Edamame chips

My role at Youthful Cities: Montreal City Manager