Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ald. Matt Martin Introduces Himself With His First Newsletter

A first newsletter from 47th Ward alderman Matt Martin:

"Dear neighbors,

On Monday morning, I was sworn in as 47th Ward Alderman alongside Mayor Lightfoot, Clerk Valencia, Treasurer Conyears-Ervin, and the rest of City Council. The remainder of this week has been a whirlwind in myriad ways, but it has also been manageable thanks to Alderman Pawar. He and his staff were beyond helpful during our transition, and I will be forever thankful for their patience and generosity. Our ward is in strong shape due in large part to their service over the past eight years.

Now, it's time for my staff and me to get to work for you! This week, a couple of my highlights include riding along with our streets and sanitation superintendent, Erick Norton, and participating in the Next Generation City Council, where high school students from across our city drafted resolutions and held a mock council meeting. In addition, our office held an open house on Monday evening and our first Ward Night on Thursday. I can’t wait for week 2 to begin!

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve this dynamic community. I’m excited about what we can accomplish together over the next four years with a bold vision and a commitment to our shared values.


Ward Office Updates

Ward service office: We will remain at former Ald. Pawar's office at 4243 N. Lincoln Ave.We are open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, with extended hours to 7pm on Wednesday evenings.

Memorial Day: The ward service office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27.

Contact us: The ward office number is the same at 773-868-4747. You can email us at Our website will be up shortly.

Join a community council! We're looking for residents to lend their time and talents for several councils, including Green, Senior, Youth, Zoning, Transportation and more. Sign up here.

Meet the 47th Ward staff
  • Laura Reimers, chief of staff
  • Josh Mark, director of zoning & infrastructure
  • Michael Sewall, director of constituent services & community outreach
  • Andi Aguilar, constituent services advocate
  • Bindu Poorori, arts and culture advocate
  • Erick Norton, streets and sanitation superintendent"

If you'd like to receive Ald. Martin's newsletter, you can sign up here. You will not be signed up automatically if you received Ald. Pawar's weekly newsletter.

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