Chicago City Council Profile: Ariel E. Reboyras

Alderman Reboyras has had many careers, from school teacher, to city truck driver, to deputy commissioner of general services, to alderman.

By Alise Blunk
|  Monday, Dec 12, 2011  |  Updated 1:37 PM CDT
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Chicago City Council Profile: Ariel E. Reboyras

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Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras began his career as a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and has dedicated his life since to public service.

Background:
Reboyras is a native of New York City and moved to Chicago when he was 12 years old. He majored in Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and began his teaching career at Roberto Clemente High School. After his tenure as a teacher, Reboyras began working with the City of Chicago by driving a truck for the City, worked as Equipment Dispatcher, was head of a program for Fleet Management and the Equipment Coordinator for the Water Department. He was later promoted to Deputy Commissioner for the Department of General Services.

The Ward:
The 30th ward boundaries are Avondale and Pulaski to the north, Grand to the south, Austin to the west and Lawndale to the east. The ward is located on the north side and is comprised of seven communities with different cultures and backgrounds.There are approximately 70,000 residents in the ward.

The Office:
Reboyras was sworn in as Alderman of the 30th Ward on May 7, 2003. He was appointed on Nov. 2006 to be the Democratic Committeeman of the ward and elected to that position in Feb. 2008. Reboyras told the Sun-Times that his top priorities for the ward are city services, economic development, fair market rate housing with an affordable component and working with the needs for seniors and youth. He is also involved with many Chicago charities and non-profit organizations.

Committees:
Budget and Government Operations
Buildings
Committees
Rules and Ethics
Housing and Real Estate
Transportation
Police and Fire
Vice-Chairman of License and Consumer Protection

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