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File #: 16-2673    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING ANITA CABALLERO FOR HER CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITIES OF COOK COUNTY IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/12/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 4/13/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING ANITA CABALLERO FOR HER CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITIES OF COOK COUNTY IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH WHEREAS, March was Women's History Month in which we not only highlight the contributions of women in history but also in contemporary society; and WHEREAS, Anita Caballero has been an involved resident of the Brighton Park neighborhood for over 30 years; and WHEREAS, Anita Caballero was motivated by violence in her community to take matters into her own hands and began attending community meetings; and WHEREAS, Anita Caballero helped increase participation in these meetings by helping distribute leaflets and talking to residents of the Brighton Park area and encouraging their involvement; and WHEREAS, Anita Caballero's contributions and dedication in the community has transcended into all areas of community organizing; and WHEREAS, Anita Caballero became the Board President of Brighton Park Neighborhood Council an...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING ANITA CABALLERO FOR HER CONTINUED DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITIES OF COOK COUNTY IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

WHEREAS, March was Women's History Month in which we not only highlight the contributions of women in history but also in contemporary society; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero has been an involved resident of the Brighton Park neighborhood for over 30 years; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero was motivated by violence in her community to take matters into her own hands and began attending community meetings; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero helped increase participation in these meetings by helping distribute leaflets and talking to residents of the Brighton Park area and encouraging their involvement; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero's contributions and dedication in the community has transcended into all areas of community organizing; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero became the Board President of Brighton Park Neighborhood Council and has served in this role for the past 10 years; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero has worked with Brighton Park Neighborhood Council to develop many important programs and initiatives including afterschool programs, training classes for parents, housing and financial counseling and more; and

WHERAS, Anita Caballero has been part of the Local School Council at Davis Elementary and has helped bring a health center to that school; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero has been at the forefront advocating and organizing on some of the most important issues affecting her community and has helped make Brighton Park and the surrounding areas a better place; and

WHEREAS, Anita Caballero's drive comes from wanting a fruitful future for her children, grandchildren, but most importantly, for her whole community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby honor Anita Caballero for her continued dedication to the people of Cook County and ...

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