Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a second-term transition team " tasked with engaging residents on a series of key issues and building on the agenda outlined during his campaign."
"Over the past few months, thousands of Chicagoans have shared their ideas about how to continue creating jobs, improving public education from pre-k through community college, enhancing safety on our streets, and creating a 21st century economy that lifts all Chicagoans in all neighborhoods," Emanuel said in a statement. "Our transition into a second term, and the issues we prioritize, should be and will be based on those ideas and the conversations we will have with residents in the coming weeks."
The transition team will have a public input process that would allow Chicagoans to directly interact with the mayor and his leadership staff at City Hall.
The 12-person transition team is made up of the following members:
- Sarah Pang, Transition Chair; Senior Vice President, CNA Insurance
- Frank Clark, President, Business Leadership Council
- Forrest Claypool, President, Chicago Transit Authority
- Gillian Darlow, Chief Executive Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation
- Deborah Graham, Alderman, 29th Ward
- Sol Flores, Executive Director, La Casa Norte
- Dorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
- David Munar, President and CEO, Howard Brown Health Center
- Jorge Ramirez, President, Chicago Federation of Labor
- Juan Salgado, President and CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino
- Michael Sacks, Vice Chair, World Business Chicago
Additionally, "David Spielfogel will serve as Transition Director, and the Civic Consulting Alliance will support the initiative," according to a press release.