ZONING BOARD COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES
Pilsen & areas of McKinley Park
Victoria Romero, the youngest of seven children, was born and raised in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to Mexican-American parents. She credits her family with instilling in her the values of commitment, dedication and community involvement.
While growing up in Pilsen, Victoria was exposed to community activism at a very early age. It was the valuable lessons she learned from area leaders that led her toward a path of community service.
Victoria received her Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies from DePaul University. While at DePaul, Victoria noticed a lack of support and services for Latino students. In an effort to fill that void, she co-founded the student organization, DALE (DePaul Alliance for Latino Enrichment).
Adam Ballard develops policy priorities and campaigns in housing, transportation, and related planning issues, with a focus on people who are disabled and/or age 50+. He advocates for needed legislation and regulations, acts as a thought leader on integrating accessibility for the aging community, works with AARP volunteers on community events, and manages relationships with elected officials and public agencies. Adam earned a B.A. from Lincoln Christian University.
*Note – With the recent redistricting came new ward boundaries. Although, we lost Chinatown, West Loop, South Loop, and Little Italy, the new 25th Ward consolidates all of Pilsen and includes parts of Little Village. Our office consolidated our Zoning Advisory Board membership to the new ward boundaries of Pilsen, University Village/Commons, and Little Village.