COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON

SOCIAL INNOVATION

Carrie thomas
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Chicago Jobs Council

Commissioner



Victor B. Dickson

PRESIDENT & CEO         

Safer Foundation


Commissioner

Committee: Chair of Social Capital



Mike Hobbs
CEO

Engineered Glass Products

Commissioner



Eugene Williams

MAYOR

VILLAGE OF LYNWOOD


Commissioner



peter creticos

PRESIDENT & CEO

Institute for Work & Economy


Ex-Officio 

wendy raymer

DIRECTOR -  U.S. COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BMO HARRIS BANK


Commissioner

Committee: Chair of Financial Capital



Harold Rice

PRESIDENT AND CEOCommunity and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA)

Commissioner



Emile cambry jr.
Founder         

Blue | 1647

Commissioner​






Sue Sadlowski Garza 
Alderman, 10th Ward



Commissioner



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Pamela f. Rodriguez

PRESIDENT & CEO         

Treatment Alternatives for

​Safe Communities (TASC)


Commissioner





The Commission was established via ordinance on April 12, 2016.  Commission Jesús "Chuy" García was the chief sponsor of the ordinance that called for "ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR JOB CREATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION, AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT." Commissioner García has appointed the members of the commission, that which includes Vice Chairman Marc Lane - former chairman of the State of Illinois Social Innovation Task Force, and economic development expert and author.  Together, they have assembled a great cohort for the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation that is made up thoughts leaders in the non-profit sector, Cook County government heads of department, economic development experts and community builders.   






 

Marc Loveless



Commissioner

Committee: Social Capital



Maria Kim

PRESIDENT & CEO

Cara Program


Commissioner

Committee: Chair of Human Capital 


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K. Sujata

PRESIDENT AND CEOChicago Foundation for Women

Commissioner



Howard Males

​CEO of Research Pros, Inc. & Chairman – Economic Development Advisory Committee for Cook County (EDAC)


Commissioner



Jesús "Chuy" García

​Cook County Commissioner


Chair


Commissioner Garcia represents the 7th 

District of Cook County, and serves as Chairman of the Commission on Social Innovation.

Michael Jasso 
Chief

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

Commissioner



Evelyn Diaz
PRESIDENT         

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

Commissioner​





Marc j. lane

ATTORNEY AT LAWFounder of Law of Offices of Marc J. Lane & Marc J. Lane Wealth Group


Vice Chair



Valerie F. Leonard 


North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council

Commissioner



David DOIG
President

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives


Commissioner



Reggie greenwood 

Deputy Director of Economic Development

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association

Commissioner



John Yonan
Superintendant

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways

Commissioner