Meet the Staff

I have worked diligently to create a team with a wide array of strengths and experience as well as a strong commitment to our community. My staff and I are dedicated to serving you in the areas of city service requests, residential services, business assistance, public safety, education, housing and tenant issues and many others. Please feel free to contact any of our staff at 773-784-5277 or at their email addresses listed below.

Dan Luna, Chief of StaffDan@48thward.org
Dan oversees all city service requests and works on behalf of constituents with city departments of transportation, water management, bureau of electricity and more. Dan also works on residential and commercial zoning issues; building permits; infrastructure requests and permits; and special events throughout the Ward.

 

Jerry Goodman, Assistant to the Alderman, Arts and Sheridan RoadJerry@48thward.org
Jerry is the liaison to arts organizations, theaters and artists who live or are located in the ward. He works with existing arts groups and new groups looking to start or expand their offerings. Jerry also works on condominium-related issues and assists with condo buildings on Sheridan Road. He is also the liaison to the Chicago Park District for the Sheridan Road and lakefront parks. Jerry takes meeting requests and schedules meetings for the Alderman.

 

PC Gooden-Smiley, Assistant to the Alderman, Youth InitiativesPC@48thward.org
PC works on numerous programs to help support the youth of the 48th Ward. She has been a key part of the 2016 Year of the Youth initiative, which seeks to empower, encourage and engage young people in our community. PC also works on community engagement efforts in the Argyle neighborhood.

 

Ally Brisbin, Assistant to the Alderman, Economic Development & CommunicationsAlly@48thward.org
Ally’s background as a small business owner in our community and as a former employee at the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Uptown Chamber position her well to serve our business community. Ally works with business owners, property owners, commercial brokers, and our local Chambers of Commerce to ensure the business districts of the 48th Ward remain vibrant and serve our community well. She is also responsible for all external communications from our office, including the Friday newsletter, social media, and more. Ally also serves as the liaison to schools in our community.

 

Ginger Williams, Assistant to the Alderman, Senior LivingGinger@48thward.org
Ginger is closely involved with the Edgewater Senior Village, and connects with the 48th Ward seniors (age 55 and older) for matters of living full and active lives.

 

Alan Oviedo, Assistant to the Alderman, Public Safety – Alan@48thward.org
Alan is our Public Safety Liaison, working closely with neighbors, businesses, community organizations, and the Chicago Police District to communicate about issues related to public safety in the ward. Alan also works with PC to support youth initiatives in our community.

 

Emily Volini, Assistant to the Alderman, Constituent ServicesEmily@48thward.org