Jeylú Gutiérrez is the District Director for Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya. Jeylú was born in Mexico and has called the southwest side of Chicago her home for over 10 years. She is the loving and hard-working mother to a kindergartner and a 1-year-old and resides in Brighton Park.
Jeylú brings decades of experience in public service and has devoted the majority of her life to helping others. In her most recent role in Cook County, she was the architect of a very successful district outreach campaign in her community. Through her leadership and hard work, the district was able to get over 10,000 residents counted on the southwest side of Chicago and exceed Census expectations. Because of the hard work and dedication of her and others alongside her, our neighborhoods are in a better position to receive badly needed resources and funding.
Jeylú gets things done. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked tirelessly to find and deliver resources to the hardest-hit communities in the state. Through existing and newly founded relationships with community and other charitable groups, she spearheaded over 50 events, and collaborated on over 50 additional events, to make a direct impact on over 30,000 individuals in 2020 alone. These included the distribution of food, hygiene products, PPE, school supplies, and the organization of COVID-19 testing sites, and vaccination clinics.
Jeylú is a leader, and serves as a school board member at St. Bruno Catholic School, and is a former-elected member of the Local School Council at Hernandez Middle School. Prior to working in government, Jeylú served as a Community Liaison, Student Advocate & Assistant Counselor for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). In those roles, she applied herself to building relationships with community organizations, and connecting families to vital services, scholarships, and after-school programs.
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