The 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Leadership Committee got together yesterday evening for one last meeting under Joe Moore's tenure as alderman. They are the community volunteers who oversee the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting process. Many of these dedicated volunteers have been involved with "PB49" since Alderman Moore first introduced the process to the 49th Ward ten years ago. We shared some food and drinks and memories of an amazing decade of community-building and democracy.
Alderman Moore's successor got her start in the 49th Ward as a volunteer in our PB process and has pledged to continue participatory budgeting. She will do well to tap into the Leadership Committee's energy, enthusiasm and commitment to our neighborhood.