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Record #: R2021-921   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: Congratulations extended to John Tully on retirement as Commissioner of Streets and Sanitation
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , O'Shea, Matthew J., Hadden, Maria E. , Silverstein, Debra L., Tunney, Thomas, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Quinn, Marty, Sposato, Nicholas, Hopkins, Brian , Scott, Jr. Michael, Martin, Matthew J. , Thompson, Patrick D., Osterman, Harry, Ervin, Jason C., Curtis, Derrick G., King, Sophia D., Austin, Carrie M., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Smith, Michele, La Spata, Daniel , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Tabares, Silvana, Cappleman, James, Lopez, Raymond A., Dowell, Pat, Burke, Edward M., Nugent, Samantha , Reilly, Brendan, Harris, Michelle A., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Rodriguez, Michael D., Cardenas, George A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Sawyer, Roderick T., Reboyras, Ariel, Moore, David H., Gardiner, James M. , Hairston, Leslie A.
Attachments: 1. R2021-921.pdf











July 21,2021














Ladies and Gentlemen:


I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen O'Shea. Hadden, Silverstein, Tunney, Sigcho Lopez, Quinn. Sposato, Hopkins, Scott, Martin, Thompson, Osterman. Ervin, Curtis, King, Austin, Ramirez Rosa, Smith, La Spata, Vasquez, Tabares, Cappleman, Lopez, Dowell, Burke, Nugent, Reilly, Harris, Brookins, Rodriguez, Cardenas, Garza, Sawyer, Reboyras, Moore, Gardiner and Hairston, a resolution congratulating John Tully, retiring Commissioner of Streets and Sanitation.


Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.



Very truly yours.




WHEREAS, The Members of this Chamber are pleased to congratulate John Tully, Commissioner ofthe Department of Streets and Sanitation, on the occasion of his retirement after nearly 27 years of exemplary service with the City; and

WHEREAS, Born and raised in Chicago, Mr. Tully spent his early years in West Englewood and has lived in the Clearing neighborhood for over 50 years; and

WHEREAS, After graduating from St. Rita High School, Mr. Tully received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Lewis University and a master's degree in Management of Public Service from DePaul University; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Tully started his career with Cook County before serving at the Chicago Transit Authority and the State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, During his time with the Department of Streets and Sanitation, Mr. Tully adeptly moved through the ranks, holding the positions of Fiscal Administrator, General Superintendent of Administration forthe Bureau of Sanitation, Deputy Commissioner forthe Bureau of Sanitation, Managing Deputy Commissioner, and First Deputy Commissioner; and


WHEREAS, In 2018, after many years of distinguished service, Mr. Tully was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to his current position as Commissioner of the Department of Streets and Sanitation; and


WHEREAS, Under Mr. Tully's leadership, the Department of Streets and Sanitation handled an average of one million service requests per year. Mr. Tully notably led Chicago's snow and ice control efforts during the relentless winters and masterfully guided the Department through the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, In retirement, Commissioner Tully will enjoy much deserved quality time with his wife, kids, and grandson; now, therefore,

BEIT RESOLVED, Thatwe, the Mayor and Members of the City Council ofthe City of Chicago, assembled this twenty-first day of July, 2021, do hereby congratulate John Tully on his retirement; express our gratitude for his decades of distinguished public service to the City of Chicago; and extend to him our very best wishes for continued health, happiness, prosperity, and success; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to Commissioner Tully as a token of our appreciation and esteem.