Adrienne Irmer

Adrienne Irmer

Chicago Alderperson, 5th Ward, IL

2023 Endorsement

A proud native of Chicago’s South Side, Adrienne has been a champion of social causes for over 18 years. Adrienne currently serves as AVP for External Affairs at Illinois Tech. Before joining Illinois Tech, Adrienne served on the legislative staff for the Cook County Board President. Adrienne was appointed a Commissioner for Special Service Area #42, where she voted on how special tax revenue is used to help drive economic and community development. Adrienne also served on the Advisory Committee of the We Will Chicago citywide planning initiative.

Adrienne is running because she wants to leverage her diverse work and lived experience to best serve the 5th Ward. There is a lot of growth happening and the future of the Ward requires an experienced candidate to do the work starting on day one. At her core, Adrienne does this work to leave this world in better shape for her children and ALL children.

Adrienne earned her bachelor’s in biology from MIT (2004) and earned her MPA in 2014. Adrienne is a 2023 Fellow with Leadership Greater Chicago, and previous Fellow with Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Truman National Security Project, the Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program, New Leaders Council, Chicago.

Adrienne grew up in Hyde Park and has lived in South Shore for 19 years where she and her husband are proud to raise their two sons.