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Chicago City Council Profile: Jason C. Ervin

Alderman Jason C. Ervin was elected into office in January.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Newly elected Alderman Jason C. Ervin is serving his first year in office and has dedicated his career to public service and empowering social change in communities.

    Background:
    Ervin received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at Southern Illinois University and went on to receive his Masters in Public Administration from Governor's State University. He served on the Local School Council at Tilton Elementary School and Westinghouse Career Academy. He serve as Village Manager of the Village of Maywood and during his time in office, Maywood got their first grocery store in years. Before becoming alderman he was active with former Ald. Ed Smith's West Side ward organization.

    The Ward:
    Garfield Park makes up the 28th ward. This West Side neighborhood is called Chicago's 'Green Town' because the Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago Center for Green Technology, an eco-industrial park for landscaping and environmental companies, are located in the ward. The conservatory is one of the nation's largest and oldest conservatories and is home to thousands of different plant species.

    The Office:
    Ervin was appointed as Alderman of the 28th ward by former Mayor Richard M. Daley in January 2011. Some of the top priorities for Ervin are economic development, safety for children and working families. He introduced and voted on an ordinance that would expand economic opportunities for working families and reduce crime on Chicago streets.

    Committees:

    Economic Capital and Technology Development
    Education and Child Development
    Finance
    Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
    Transportation and Committees
    Rules and Ethics