A group of business leaders from within the Service Area are appointed by the Mayor, to serve on a volunteer basis as Commissioners. This Commission is a volunteer position that provides oversight to SSA services, budgets, and the SSA Service Provider, in this case the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council. All meetings are governed by the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and minutes are reported to the City of Chicago. Commissioner Candidates will first meet with the local Alderman and then are officially appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council after an application process. The SSA 39 Commission generally meets every other month; however there are instances when emergency meetings are called. Currently SSA #39 has 7 Commissioners serving.

Newest SSA 39 Commissioner

Erick Valdez

Erick Valdez

Newest SSA 39 Commissioner| Branch Manager | AVP | Brighton Park | A Wintrust Community Bank

“A little about me, I grew up between Pilsen and cicero, and most of my family live in the south part of the city. I’ve been a Manager of the Brighton Park Community Bank for 2 years my 5th year with Wintrust, I have over 12 years of experience working in various banking areas including retail, management, and business relationships.  I currently live in Bolingbrook with my wife and my 3 kids. In my spare time, I enjoy building puzzles with my kids and collecting notebook and pens.  As a Member, my vision in Brighton is to help the community grow and create well rounded relationships that benefit our community.”

Member Name Term Expires Appointed By

Freddie Rodriguez

  Romo, Jr.
Erick Valdez Continuing Appointment

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