Mayor Tamburino Named to Important COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

Published on May 2, 2020

On April 23rd, Hillside Mayor Joseph Tamburino was the only suburban mayor appointed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to serve on a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force that will focus on five areas: policy and economic stimulus, mental and emotional health, marketing and business development, regional coordinators and an economic change study.

Besides Mayor Tamburino the task force will be comprised of:

  • Sam Skinner, former George Bush White House chief of staff
  • Roberto Herencia, chairman of Byline Bank
  • Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO of Ariel Investments
  • Bob Reiter, Chicago Federation of Labor president
  • Jenny Scanlon, UL CEO
  • Evelyn Diaz, president of the Heartland Alliance
  • Karen Freeman Wilson, president and CEO of the Urban League of Chicago
  • Alexa James, executive director, of National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Sandra Cordova Micek, CEO of WTTW | WFMT
  • Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman
  • Anton Seals, Grow Greater Englewood executive director
  • Daniel Cronin, DuPage County board chairman
  • Ben Harris, executive director of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative at Northwestern
  • Ai-Jen Poo, co-founder of the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance

Mayor Tamburino was chosen for his business background, years of government experience, and for the respect he has earned
from other suburban leaders.

Mayor Tamburino commented, “This pandemic is not only killing people, but it is also destroying the spirit of millions of
people who have lost their jobs and small business owners who may never recover from the economic distress this disease
has caused. I am totally committed to working with government officials, unions, business leaders and community groups in
devising an economic game plan to move Illinois through these tough times and restore our dream for a better life.”

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