Ald. Alicia Ruiz Biography


  6th Ward Alderman
  Alicia Ruiz
  6700 W. 26th St. Berwyn, IL 60402
  V: (708) 749-6406
  E: 6thward@berwyn-il.gov

 

 

Alderman Alicia Maria Ruiz, was born and raised in Little Village as the eldest of 5 children. She currently resides and works in Berwyn as the Principal Owner of AMR Real Estate. Alicia’s proudest accomplishment is being a single mom of 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Alderman Ruiz is passionate about her work as a Real Estate Consultant and believes home ownership should be available for all families

Since being elected as the first Latina Alderman in 2017, Alicia has curated initiatives in the 6th Ward such as the Adelante Award, establishing a Young Latina Day Proclamation, Veterans Outreach Committee, Adopt-A-Block Program, Community Block Party Celebration, Clean-ups and Gardening project, a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and an Ad-Hoc Diversity Commission.

Now serving in her second term, she is already trailblazing and working on resources to bring to the community on climate change, tenant/landlord topics, and increasing engagement in the community giving everyone a voice to be heard. Alderman Ruiz, continues to serve as the Aldermanic Chair on the Public Works, Parking, Trees, Traffic, Streets & Sewers Committee. She is currently a Graduate Candidate at the University of Chicago at Illinois in Urban Planning and Policy.