The 2016 Annual Meeting of the West Rogers Park Community Organization will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at Devon Bank, 6445 North Western Avenue. The Guest Speaker is Judy Stevens, Senior Policy Coordinator for the Better Government Association.
Among the topics Ms. Stevens will address are the current state of the relationship between City and State government (read Rahm and Rauner); how the City has fared under Rahm’s leadership, and, most importantly, how citizens can impact government in the digital age–what should we do to get the kind of government we want and need?
Ms. Stevens’ background is quite impressive. She’s worked in Chicago government and in Washington for a major labor union, and she’s written extensively on public policy. In 2014 she testified before the Chicago City Council in support of an ordinance permitting the Office of the Inspector General to monitor the activities of the Public Building Commission, which until then had hired its own inspector general to track millions of dollars in public construction spending. The ordinance passed.
You don’t have to be a WRPCO member to attend, but it’s an organization worth supporting, and new members are always welcome.