Newly-elected 10th Ward Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza, a lifelong resident of the 10th Ward who has worked in public service for 22 years as a counselor at Jane Addams Elementary School introduced herself and addressed an audience of over fifty industry members. Recognizing the importance of manufacturing in her own family, she expressed a firm commitment to working with industry in efforts to revitalize the 10th Ward and the larger regional economy.
Susan holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and has worked with thousands of families throughout the 10th Ward to create award winning after school programs, such as “Safe-Kids” and “Bully Patrol”. She has worked tirelessly with students and teachers from every school within the 10th Ward. Susan is also a member of “Communities in Schools,” a citywide program that serves at-risk youth. Susan has served on the board of the Hegewisch Community Committee for 15 years. Within the organization she has served as the Program Director and has provided services to hundreds of 10th Ward residents. She is a member of the East-Side Pride, and has been instrumental in the fight against pollutants in our neighborhood.