43rd Ward Staff

Adam Gypalo, Chief of Staff

Adam Gypalo is my Chief of Staff, and brings tremendous experience in local government to the office.  He oversees my staff and advises me on matters of strategic communications, community outreach, public policy, legislative affairs, public/private infrastructure, local development, education issues, and open space matters.

If you would like to reach Adam on any of the above-mentioned matters, please contact him by clicking here.

Joana Zaidan, Zoning and Urban Development

Joana manages the 43rd Ward development portfolio, including permit and procedural matters, and reviews all zoning related materials as well as business related matters such as license applications, public right of way applications, signage requests and sidewalk cafes.

If you would like to reach Joana on any of the above-mentioned matters, please contact her by clicking here.

Sheila Pacione, Constituent Services and Infrastructure

Sheila manages the 43rd Ward constituent service department and oversees our constituent outreach. Sheila coordinates review for all ‘Menu’ plans in the 43rd Ward. The menu dollars consist of the 1.32 million dollars assigned to each of the 50 wards in the City of Chicago for improvements to infrastructure. She also assists residents contacting my office having concerns regarding construction, sanitation and quality of life matters.

If you would like to reach Sheila on any of the above-mentioned matters, please contact her by clicking here.

Steve Spagnolo, Communications

Steve implements our external communications and outreach, including our e-newsletter and social media. He also coordinates community special events and block parties, and supervises office interns as well as assisting with constituent services.

If you would like to reach Steve on any of the above-mentioned matters, please contact him by clicking here.

Alyssa Gail Martin, Special Assistant

Alyssa oversees my schedule, and supervises the sale of Residential Guest Parking Passes for our office, as well as assisting with Constituent Services.

If you would like to reach Alyssa, please email her here.

43rd Ward Academic Internship!

We are privileged to have many wonderful and hard-working interns assisting our office in matters of constituent service, business outreach, public policy, and legislative research.

If you are interested in pursuing an internship with our office, please contact us directly by clicking here.

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