As Brandon Johnson is sworn in today as Chicago’s New Mayor, staff of the Great Cities Institute are serving on his transition committees. Juan González, Senior Fellow at GCI, is serving on the Transition Committee while GCI Director, Teresa Córdova, is serving on the Subcommittee on Economic Vitality and Equity, and Kathryn Bocanegra, Faculty Fellow at GCI, is serving as Co-Chair of the Public Safety Subcommittee.
Other UIC faculty on various committees include Barbara Ransby (Co-Chair, Transition Committee); Renee Hatcher (Economic Vitality and Equity); Elizabeth Todd-Breland (Education); April Jackson (Housing); Liat Ben-Moshe (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion).
There are many challenges facing Chicago and other larger metropolitan areas. We look forward to making contributions to the efforts to find solutions and avenues for creating a city that works for everyone.