Thursday, May 12, 2011

Congratulations, Mike Simmons

Many of us have seen and spoken to Mike Simmons at CAPS and other community meetings, which he attended as a representative of Comm. Bridget Gainer.  Congratulations to him on being appointed to Mayor Emanuel's Senior Staff.  Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

"Mike Simmons, Policy Director.  Mike Simmons has spent the last two years as policy director for Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, developing and coordinating policy initiatives around health care, foreclosure, budget, and the courts. In this role, he worked closely with a range of policy and community stakeholders including state government, advocacy organizations, community groups, chambers of commerce, and 10th district small businesses owners and residents directly. He also led the Commissioner's outreach with the various non-profits, social services, neighborhood associations, and issue groups throughout the diverse 10th district. Previously, Simmons served on the legislative staff of Senator Richard Durbin in Washington, D.C. where he focused on economic and banking issues. Simmons sits on the Board of Equality Illinois and the Brennemann Elementary School Local School Council in Uptown. Simmons holds a degree in Political Science from Amherst College."

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