I am excited to announce that I will be joining Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration in Chicago on May 16th to run the Chicago Department of Transportation. I am excited for a new exhilarating adventure and to serve the wonderful people of Chicago (I am amazed at how friendly everyone is here btw).
I am sad to leave my wonderful friends, family, and former coworkers in Washington D.C. but as Helen Keller said “life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all,” right?
This is an opportunity to continue public service in the 5th largest urban economy in the world, for a leader every bit as reform-minded and results oriented as former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty; to make Chicago an example nationally for innovation in transportation and public space, and most importantly, to positively impact quality of life for the 2.6 million residents of Chi-town.
Thanks for your continued support, and to everyone at CDOT: I can’t wait to meet and learn from you, build on your great work thus far, and accomplish great things together.