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Adrienne Irmer

Former Legislative Coordinator, Cook County Government

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Adrienne Irmer is the legislative coordinator at the Cook County Government Office. A proud native of Chicago’s South Side, Irmer, has been a passionate champion of social causes for over 16 years; her professional work has crossed all sectors, including electoral campaign work at all levels of government. Irmer currently serves on the legislative staff of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and with the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management. Irmer received her bachelor's in biology from MIT, and as a National Urban Fellow, she received her MPA and served as special assistant to the city manager for the City of Beverly Hills, California. Although a biologist by undergraduate degree, Irmer has applied her highly-tuned critical thinking and analytical skills to the study of the dynamic and complex systems that are communities, in the arenas of public policy, community and economic development, advocacy/activism, and community and government affairs. Irmer is a 2017 political partner with the Truman National Security Project, 2017 fellow of the Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program, and sits on the executive leadership board for New Leaders Council, Chicago. Irmer’s civic leadership includes the executive board of Chicago Social Change, the junior executive board for South Central Community Services, Inc., the advisory board to the Chicago Ideas Week YOU(th) Program, and the junior executive board for the Better Boys Foundation on Chicago’s West Side.