Julia Ramirez thanks her supporters at her inauguration in McKinley Park on May 15, 2023.

Ramirez Inaugurated as 12th Ward Alderwoman at William McKinley Memorial

Published May 15, 2023

Julia Ramirez accepted her inauguration as alderwoman of Chicago's 12th Ward at a ceremony on Monday, May 15, 2023, at the William McKinley Memorial in McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago.

 
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"I stand before you still in awe that I am your elected official," Ramirez said.

 
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The 12th Ward covers the green area, and the 11th Ward covers the brown area, of the map of the McKinley Park neighborhood.The 12th Ward covers the green area of the McKinley Park neighborhood map."I will work for this city with dignity and pride," she said.

12th Ward Participatory Budgeting

The inauguration featured music performances by Griselda Barajas and Jose Alfredo. Judge Perla Tirado administered Ramirez's oath of office.

Ramirez thanked her supporters and announced that "for the first time, we will have participatory budgeting" in the 12th Ward.

New 12th Ward Office

Ramirez's Chief of Staff Billy Drew led the ceremonies and announced community services being open as of day one of her new administration.

Julia Ramirez speaks in front of the William McKinley Memorial at her inauguration on May 15, 2023.Julia Ramirez speaks in front of the William McKinley Memorial at her inauguration on May 15, 2023.The new 12th Ward service office is at 3868 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, in the Brighton Park neighborhood west of McKinley Park.

Constituents can connect with the 12th Ward by calling (312) 273-9828 or emailing ward12@cityofchicago.org.

"I am thankful for the past and encouraged for the future," Ramirez said.

Griselda Barajas sings at the inauguration of 12th Ward Alderwoman Julia Ramirez.
Griselda Barajas sings at the inauguration of 12th Ward Alderwoman Julia Ramirez.


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