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pause. night with Anna Valencia, City Clerk of Chicago

  • Anna Valencia's Office 1115 W. Grand Ave Chicago, IL (map)

This special pause. night features a long-time supporter of Let’s Vibe, Anna Valencia (City Clerk of Chicago, the second Latina to hold the office).

Anna will be sharing her moment of pause and journey into political leadership & making the government work for the people of Chicago, especially women and people of color.

Note: Please come comfortable or as you are. You are welcome to bring a pillow, blanket, and/or journal. We get comfortable and cozy during pause. night. :)

Can't wait to see you!

Once you rsvp, you will receive a calendar invite.

Door open @5:30PM | Discussion starts @6PM

More about Anna

Anna Valencia is the Clerk of the City of Chicago. Since Anna was sworn in, in January, 2017 she has been dedicated to building a Clerk’s office that benefits all Chicagoans.

The leadership gap is real for women and people of color. How can we cultivate and empower them to be in the pipeline of talent that our government needs? City Clerk of Chicago, Anna Valencia, tells us how she got where she is today and how we need to help others become the next generation of civic leaders.

Anna Valencia grew up in Granite City, IL a small town in Southern Illinois. Her father is a union painter and her mother worked for a non profit. Anna’s father’s family immigrated from Mexico. Anna learned the value of hard work and opportunity. Anna was the first person in her family to graduate from college.

After college, Anna dedicated her career to public service and working with various elected officials to create change for Illinois and Chicago. Clerk Valencia uses her middle-class roots to guide her office and make city services more accessible to all Chicagoans. Anna implemented the City’s first Municipal ID program which is available to all Chicago residents, regardless of age, ethnicity or immigration-status. This government-issued ID combines access to government and city services into one card.

As the second Latina to hold the office, Anna has been an outspoken advocate of women’s rights and encouraging Chicago Public Schools to participate in civic engagement. Anna lives in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood with her husband and dog.

pause. night is a space during the evening for us to:




We’re creating space for you to share ideas that spark curiosity and movement.

Come as you are and pause with us

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Let's Chill: 4th Annual Vibe Out