Adam Gross Appointed Executive Director of Chicago’s Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

Adam Gross (’94) was quoted in the Chicago Tribune regarding his recent appointment as executive director of Chicago’s newly-formed Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, following his pivotal work providing legal, policy and technical support to community-based coalitions that worked on the ordinance creating the commission (“Mayor Names Leader of New Civilian Commission Overseeing Chicago Police Department,” Jan. 10). In the city’s press release announcing the commission, Adam stated, “I am honored and humbled to serve Chicago as the first-ever executive director of the newly created Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability. Independent, civilian-led oversight of our Police Department and police accountability agencies is more important than ever before. I look forward to working with the commission, district councils, the Police Department and partners across the city to give community members a greater opportunity to help build a safer and stronger Chicago. I am grateful to Mayor Lightfoot and the City Council for their leadership on this critical issue and appreciate their confidence in my leadership on this momentous and historic step for our city.”