Reconnect, Rebuild, Reinvigorate – President Preckwinkle was the  Keynote Speaker at the Chicago Jobs Council on Friday, June 1, 2012. 

 
President Preckwinkle addresses the Chicago Jobs Council

President Preckwinkle speaks to a packed audience at the Chicago Jobs Council Annual Meeting on Friday, June 1, 2012

Cook County Toni Preckwinkle addressed the 31st Annual Meeting of the Chicago Jobs Council on June 1, 2012, speaking on her work to date and future plans to grow jobs in Cook County. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting was: “Reconnect, Rebuild, Reinvigorate.”  Robert E. Wordlaw, Executive Director, and Edith Crigler, President, Board of Directors also spoke to the packed audience. Ms. Karin Norington-Reaves, Director, Cook County Works, joined the stage to respond to some of the questions from the audience. The program also included the Year in Review, Partner of the Year Award and Frontline Focus Certification Awards. At the end of the event, President Preckwinkle was joined by current and former Executive Directors of the Chicago Jobs Council present at the Annual Meeting, for a group photo. Earlier in her career, President Preckwinkle served as Executive Director to CJC before running for 4th Ward Alderman.

Karin Norington-Reaves, Director, Cook County Works, responds to questions following President Preckwinkle's Address.

The Chicago Jobs Council (CJC) was founded in 1981 with 18 members to track economic development funds earmarked for low-income Chicago residents. Thirty years later, CJC has become a respected, collective voice on anti-poverty issues, with a network of more than 100 community based organizations, civic groups, businesses and individuals committed to helping disadvantaged individuals move out of poverty and into the workforce. For more information, please visit their website: http://cjc.net/

 
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