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Record #: R2022-1181   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/16/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Larry Suffredin on retirement as Cook County Commissioner
Sponsors: Osterman, Harry
Attachments: 1. R2022-1181.pdf

November 16th, 2022


Resolution: Larry Suffredin


WHEREAS, The members of the City Council of Chicago wish to recognize the many accomplishments and the retirement of Larry Suffredin; and


WHEREAS, Larry Suffredin will retire from his role as Cook County Commissioner on November 18th; and


WHEREAS, The City Council has been notified of his retirement by The Honorable Harry Osterman, Alderman of the 48th Ward; and


WHEREAS, As Cook County Commissioner, Larry Suffredin was a leader who worked to codify county laws for the first time, raise the minimum wage, and create an Eviction and Mortgage Foreclosures Court protocol to protect people's homes; and


WHEREAS, Commissioner Suffredin has made public safety a top priority throughout his career, and he has worked to enact common sense gun control legislation at the federal, state, and local levels, including the passage of an assault weapons ban in Cook County; and


WHEREAS, While he served as a Forest Preserve Commissioner, Commissioner Suffredin sponsored ordinances that required children to wear bike helmets, expand land restoration efforts, and expand the role of trained volunteers; and


WHEREAS, Commissioner Suffredin wrote By-Laws that were adopted by Suburban Commissioners that reformed the selection process for Metra, PACE, and RTA directors, which led to a Cook County resident becoming Metra Chair for the first time; and


WHEREAS, The leadership of Commissioner Suffredin caused bipartisan support from the Cook County Board of Commissioners on ethics reform ordinances; and


WHEREAS, Throughout his career, Commissioner Suffredin embodied the importance of elected leaders who work together in collaboration for the betterment of the people they serve, and his leadership on many levels has inspired other on how best to serve in public office and leave the world in a better place; and


BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members ofthe City Council ofthe City of Chicago, gathered here this day of November 16th, 2022 do express our gratitude for the service



of Larry Suffredin, and we wish Larry, his wife Gloria, his children Tom and Elizabeth, and their families health and happiness in Larry's well-earned retirement; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be printed to Larry Suffredin as a token of our gratitude and congratulations.







Harry Osterman Alderman, 48th Ward