Committee Information

Committee Members
Thomas Tunney, Ward 44, Chairman
Sawyer, Roderick T. Ward 06, Vice Chair
Arena, John Ward 45, Member
Burnett, Jr., Walter Ward 27, Member
Curtis, Derrick G. Ward 18, Member
Hairston, Leslie A. Ward 05, Member
Hopkins, Brian Ward 02, Member
Moore, Joseph Ward 49, Member
Moreno, Proco Joe Ward 01, Member
Pawar, Ameya Ward 47, Member
Quinn, Marty Ward 13, Member
Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos Ward 35, Member
Sadlowski Garza, Susan Ward 10, Member
Santiago, Milagros S. Ward 31, Member
Scott, Jr. Michael Ward 24, Member
Silverstein, Debra L. Ward 50, Member
Smith, Michele Ward 43, Member
Sposato, Nicholas Ward 38, Member
Thompson, Patrick D. Ward 11, Member
Waguespack, Scott Ward 32, Member


RULE 37: “The jurisdiction of each standing committee, in terms of legislation and administrative activities of its particular concern, shall be as follows:

16. The Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs & Recreation shall have jurisdiction over all special events and related programs of the City, including parades, fests, tastes, community and neighborhood fairs. The Committee shall also have jurisdiction over those matters which affect the cultural growth of the City and its cultural institutions including matters generally affecting the Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library.

The information above is from the publication “Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, City of Chicago, For Years 2007-2011”

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