Mayor creates Office of Public Engagement
SUN-TIMES MEDIA June 23, 2012 4:50PM
Emanuel creates new city department to reach communities
June 23, 2012 3:54PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Saturday the creation of the Office of Public Engagement, which is designed to connect residents to city resources.
Felicia Davis, the mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, will head the new office.
The department will work with the Office of New Americans, Commission on Human Relations, Faith Outreach, Civic Engagement and Service and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies, as well as external and community affairs representatives from city departments and sister agencies, according to the release.
The office will also collaborate with neighborhood and civic organizations, non-profits, policy advisory groups to enhance community outreach and engagement efforts.
“Chicago is a city of communities and our diverse communities are what make Chicago great,” Emanuel said in the release. “One of our goals is to ensure we are doing everything possible to reach out to each and every community, engage them in working to improve our city, and to make government services and assistance available.”