Summer Fellows Converse with Chicago's Deputy Mayor
Students in Mikva's Summer Fellows program took a break from their internships with public officials this afternoon to meet with Chicago Deputy Mayor Mark Angelson in City Hall. Fellows discussed the city budget, the Infrastructure Trust, neighborhood development, the values of public service, and much more.
"Not since Thomas Jefferson dined in the White House has there been so much talent in one room," Angelson said when he walked into the room.
After a brief introduction by Mika Fellow Amina Wade, Angelson and the Fellows engaged in an interactive session discussing the process behind the city's policies and decisions.
Angelson, a former business executive who does the job for a symbolic $1, touched upon more personal experiences as well, describing his childhood and life prior to holding public office.
Fellows will meet with Chicago Police Department Superintendent Gary McCarthy next Wednesday.