Monique Scott Appointed To Her Brother’s Job As 24th Ward Alderman As He Retires #Monique #Scott #Appointed #Brothers #Job #24th #Ward #Alderman #Retires Welcome to JibGlobe, here is the new resources we have for you today:
NORTH LAWNDALE — City Council approved Monique Scott to the 24th Ward aldermanic post left vacant by her brother, former Ald. Michael Scott Jr.
Monique Scott was Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s pick and will now represent the West Side ward until the 2023 aldermanic election.
Lightfoot’s office quietly announced Monique Scott as her pick to fill the post on a holiday afternoon Monday. With the approval of city council, Monique Scott will take over her brother’s position after he resigned to work in a new role at clout-heavy CineSpace Chicago film studios on the West Side.
Like her brother and late father, Michael Scott Sr., Monique Scott spent much of her career dedicated to the Chicago Park District, where she is the supervisor for Ellis Park. Before being elected alderman in 2015, her brother was area manager for dozens of parks and facilities on the West Side.
The Scott family has a powerful political legacy punctuated by Michael Scott Sr.’s posts as president of the Park District Board, president of the Chicago Board of Education and a close ally of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Before working for the Park District, Monique Scott worked as a health consultant for North Lawndale Christian Health Center. She also coaches the North Lawndale Eagles cheerleading team.
“I am honored to be chosen to represent the hardworking men and women of the 24th Ward,” Monique Scott said in a press release. “Building on the work of the previous alderman, I will strive to bring economic development and safety to my residents. At this crucial moment, I am excited to serve my community and make North Lawndale a better place for all.”