April 25, 2019 | Posted by Martin Sorge

Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot recently formed several committees to advise her and her transition team, including several leaders in Uptown.

Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot recently formed several committees to advise her and her transition team. Uptown United board member and Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation Rafael Leon, serves on the Housing Committee. In addition to Rafael, several leaders based in Uptown or who work with Uptown businesses or organizations are represented.

Environment:

Seva Gandhi, Institute of Cultural Affairs

Education:

Maria Whelan, Illinois Action for Children

Good Governance:

Andrew Kang, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward, City of Chicago
Elliot Richardson, Small Business Advocacy Council

Heath & Human Services:

Evelyn Diaz, Heartland Alliance
Alexa James, NAMI Chicago
David Munar, Howard Brown Health

Housing:

Mark Angelini, Mercy Housing Lakefront
Rafael Leon, Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation
Vivien Tsou, ONE Northside

Public Safety & Accountability:

Eddie Bocanegra, READI/Heartland Alliance
Dennis Mondero, Chinese Mutual Aid Association

For more information on Mayor-Elect Lightfoot’s transition team visit bettertogetherchicago.com. You can read memos submitted by transition committee members and even submit your own ideas for the administration. Uptown United and Business Partners, The Chamber for Uptown look forward to working alongside Mayor Lightfoot to nurture a diverse, vibrant, thriving and strong Uptown.