Mayor Walsh Appoints Mujahid Muhammad as Lead Paint Coordinator

Published on June 28, 2024

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Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced Mujahid Muhammad as Lead Paint Program Coordinator for the City of Syracuse Division of Code Enforcement. In this role, Muhammad will manage the City’s Lead Paint Program and provide oversight of lead code violations under the requirements set by the Lead Abatement and Control Ordinance. Responsibilities include supervising inspections for lead-based paint violations, reviewing reports and violation abatement schedules, and investigating specific issues or violations that require on-site visits.

In addition, Muhammad will act as a Neighborhood and Business Development representative to explain policies and procedures for lead paint enforcement. He will engage with property owners, city residents, and community groups about violations, fines, and lead concerns. He will also conduct Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Dust Sampling Technician training courses and make recommendations for carrying out new or enhanced lead paint initiatives.

Muhammad has worked with the City of Syracuse for 15 years. He previously served as a Code Enforcement Housing Inspector to determine compliance of residential homes with City ordinance standards. He regularly monitored vacant and distressed properties and cited properties for trash, debris, and overgrowth violations as needed. Prior to this role, Muhammad was a Laborer for the Department of Public Works performing facility maintenance duties in City Hall. Muhammad has also worked as a Community Service Officer for the Department of Police.

Muhammad is currently pursuing a degree in Humanities from Onondaga Community College.