Friday, November 14, 2014

Commemoration Ceremony in Honor of Mayor Harold Washington

Mayor Harold Washington was elected Mayor of Chicago in 1983 and served until his passing in 1987.  He previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives.


 Mayor Washington showed us that community empowerment and participation are a force for a more effective government.  Under his leadership local housing, neighborhood and economic development groups became key partners in moving Chicago forward.

Mayor Washington made an indelible mark on our city, and we are the beneficiaries of his vision and leadership.*


*invitation letter by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel