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Andy Mooney Joins Emanuel Administration

LISC/Chicago Executive Director Andy Mooney, who for the last five months has been the interim commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development, has been selected by Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel to head the department permanently.

Mooney is therefore leaving LISC/Chicago, which he has directed for the last 15 years.

Mooney "helped design and incubate a model for community development that has evolved into LISC's national Building Sustainable Communities initiative, and today is stimulating growth in distressed neighborhoods from San Diego to Providence,” said Michael Rubinger, president and CEO of national LISC.

Eric Young Smith

“Under Andy’s leadership, LISC/Chicago has set the standard for what comprehensive community development is and how it can be applied,” said Lori Healey, the chairman of LISC/Chicago’s board of advisors. “Not only has the work he directed--through the New Communities Program and other initiatives--made Chicago neighborhoods better and stronger, but it has also resulted in a durable and effective network of community organizations and partnerships that will serve the city for years to come.”

Between now and when Mooney’s replacement is selected, LISC/Chicago staff, under the guidance of acting co-executive directors Joel Bookman and Barb Beck, will continue to provide the programs and services for which LISC/Chicago is well-known. Working in conjunction with national LISC leadership, the LISC/Chicago Board of Advisors will lead a process to identify a new executive director. 

"With Andy, the Emanuel administration will get someone of uncommon intellect, creativity, integrity and judgment," said Michael Rubinger, national LISC’s president and CEO. “Andy built an enormously successful LISC program in Chicago. But his contribution goes beyond the city’s borders. He helped design and incubate a model for community development that has evolved into LISC's national Building Sustainable Communities initiative, and today is stimulating growth in distressed neighborhoods from San Diego to Providence.”

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