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Logan Square Neighborhood Association Names First New Executive Director In More Than 30 Years

LOGAN SQUARE — Logan Square Neighborhood Association has hired its first new executive director in more than 30 years.

Juliet De Jesus Alejandre will take the helm of the influential neighborhood organization starting May 1, leaders announced this week. De Jesus Alejandre is taking over for Nancy Aardema, who has held the position for the last 32 years.

“As a woman who grew up on the Northwest Side, basically up and down Grand Avenue, from West Humboldt Park to Belmont-Cragin to in between — to be a part of creating change and solutions [in these neighborhoods] is poetic. It’s a gift to be able to use my life in this way, to honor my family,” De Jesus Alejandre said.

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