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Record #: R2022-1140   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/7/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/7/2022
Title: Recognition of Adrienne M. Jones on service to community
Sponsors: Hairston, Leslie A.
Attachments: 1. R2022-1140.pdf
WHEREAS, ADRIENNE M. JONES is a lifelong Chicagoan and resides in the South Shore neighborhood, where she raised her children and a large extended family;
WHEREAS, Adrienne currently serves on the Board of her condominium association, and has held the positions of President and Treasurer;
WHEREAS, Adrienne has acquired an impressive record of achievements in the thirty-five (35+) years of involvement with the government, focusing on public policy and advocacy;
WHEREAS, Adrienne has held executive positions in local, state, and federal branches of government; with an extensive background in management of medical and legal areas;
WHEREAS, Adrienne's career in government began with the City of Chicago under the late Mayor Harold Washington, serving as his Executive Administrator;
WHEREAS, Adrienne worked closely with the Mayor's staff to ensure that desperately needed constituent services and development opportunities were being implemented in one of the most economically challenged areas ofthe city;
WHEREAS, Adrienne later moved to the State of Illinois where she served as a Legislative Aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, where she was responsible for the legislative agendas and Public Relations Outreach for various state representatives;

WHEREAS, in 1996 Adrienne was appointed by U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin in 1996 as Director of Constituent Services, where she supervised a team of case workers who advocated for Illinois residents that were seeking assistance in resolving matters with federal agencies;
WHEREAS, in 2003, Adrienne was named Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services (IDHFS) by Governor Rod Blagojevich, where she directed all legislative initiatives for agencies under the IDHFS umbrella; this included Child Support, Medical Transport, Medicaid, Kid-Care, Pharmaceutical drugs, Medical Suppliers/Supplies, and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs;
WHEREAS, in 2004 Adrienne...

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