An exciting new era began in Chicago and the 37th Ward on Monday, May 16, 2011, with the swearing-in of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the new Chicago City Council. As a proud member of this legislative body, I have had the distinct honor and pleasure of serving the 37th Ward for the past twelve years.
Thanks to your continued support and participation, we can look forward to the next four years with great enthusiasm. Together, let’s remember the ‘Yes We Can’ spirit, which will allow our results-oriented agenda to move the 37th Ward into a bright, positive future – by improving education, reducing crime, and supporting our home owners and seniors.
Finally, despite the challenges facing Chicago and the nation, we will our continually and aggressively develop flexible, strong and vibrant economic strategies, designed to promote job creation and further revitalize our business and commercials districts within the 37th Ward.
As you know, my long-standing motto is ‘Unity in the Community’, and I and my staff will continue to work each and every day to make this a reality! Thank you again, 37th Ward for your faith in me, and your support for our progressive policies and programs. There is much work to do over the next four years. Got a question or concern? Call my ward office at 773-745-2894. Let’s get started - - together!
Emma Mitts is the Alderman of the 37th Ward. This is the first in a series of weekly columns which will address local issues, upcoming projects and initiatives as well as key events within the ward.