Omar speaks about his upbringing in the San Diego foster care system and how that has impacted him to make a difference in our community.

About the speaker

Omar Passons is a native San Diegan, a land use and construction attorney, and a byproduct of San Diego County’s foster care system. Prior to his legal career, Omar earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health and worked for four years evaluating the success and effectiveness of government-funded health and social service programs for the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

Since moving home to San Diego in 2004, Omar has dedicated his life to improving economic opportunities for all San Diegans and to helping youth, especially foster youth. With over 100 foster brothers and sisters of all backgrounds during his life, Omar realizes that as people we have a lot in common.

Omar’s passion for San Diego craft beer, for community, and for all things San Diego have led him down a variety of paths to help make our community a better place for everyone.

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