July 11, 2017

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Mary Slowik

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“I want to thank Mary Slowik for her decades of service to residents of the City of Chicago, and congratulate her on her retirement from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Mary has been instrumental in reinvigorating Taste of Chicago, which has become a premier culinary and cultural event in the city. Her dedication to special events across the city – including Taste, the Christmas Tree lighting, the new food truck rallies and more – will not soon be forgotten. I join Commissioner Mark Kelly, her colleagues at DCASE and the millions of Chicagoans and visitors who have enjoyed her work for many years in wishing her the best in her future endeavors.”