Members & guests – free, lunch included.
Special thanks to our sponsor Belmont Village Senior Living Lincoln Park for hosting this event!
Join the Village Men’s Group for a chance to meet 43rd Ward Alderman, Timmy Knudsen (rescheduled from September), and hear from him on topics large and small – from crime in the 43rd Ward to Chicago’s plan to improve infrastructure and move towards environmental sustainability. Participants will have the chance to ask their questions directly to the alderman and to hear his plans for the future of the 43rd Ward.
From our presenter, Timmy Knudsen: My story begins in my hometown of Wheaton, Illinois. My complete public school education took me to Champaign where I earned a bachelor’s and a law degree from the University of Illinois. The 43rd Ward has been home ever since — you can even find me on an old episode of HGTV’s House Hunters where I explore Lincoln Park’s beautiful architecture and parks (and give my best effort at not completely making a fool of myself).
I have worked throughout my career to bring private sector results into public service. As a lawyer and advocate, I’ve helped entrepreneurs grow their innovative businesses and foster investment, and assisted dozens of LGBTQ people seeking asylum. I’ve fostered collaborative community conversation around local developments as the Chairman of the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals. And I’ve heard from 43rd Ward residents and advanced their priorities through my grassroots work for campaigns and causes near to my heart, such as door-knocking for HB40 to protect reproductive freedom, and serving as Chairman of the 43rd Ward Judicial Review panel to champion merit-based endorsement of judicial candidates. As your alderman, I seek to be an advocate and consensus builder.
That starts with being a good listener. I’ve spent the last six months engaging with residents one on one to hear what’s on their minds related to the current state of our city, and that’s on top of the last eight years of working door-to-door in the 43rd Ward. Neighbors have told me that they want an alderman who will fight for public safety and public schools, foster open dialogue, and champion local community leaders and organizations through horizontal leadership every step of the way. As Alderman, I will work every day to answer that call here in the 43rd Ward and in City Council.