CHICAGO — City Treasurer Kurt Summers met with representatives of Chicago's neighborhoods at the first Thought Leader meeting this week.
The meetings, led by the treasurer's office, aim to connect community leaders "to encourage idea sharing, innovation and support," according to a city news release. The titular "thought leaders" are community leaders, residents, pastors and small business owners who hold Neighborhood Think Tanks. The first meeting was Wednesday.
“Only our neighborhoods know best when it comes to what kind of support and inspiration they need to flourish,” said Summers, according to the news release. “Bringing Thought Leaders together from all over our City is an investment in each of our communities."
The treasurer's office will work with "sister neighborhoods" to help them collaborate on ideas and goals, according to the news release.
“As a community, we are proud and excited to be a part of the Treasurer's Think Tank and ‘Sister Neighborhoods’ initiatives,” said Tim Frick, Ravenswood representative and principal of Mightybytes, according to the news release. “Our community is looking forward to creating a relationship with Kenwood to exchange ideas and strengthen both neighborhoods.”
Those interested in participating can learn more here.
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