About Adrienne

Fighting for Chicago

Fighting for the 25th District

Fighting for Change

A proud native of Chicago’s South Side, Adrienne Irmer has been a passionate champion of social causes for over 16 years; her professional work has crossed all sectors, including electoral campaign work at all levels of government.  Adrienne recently served on legislative staff to Cook County, within the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management.

Adrienne is a proud graduate of Kenwood Academy High School (2000) and received her bachelor’s in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; 2004).  As a National Urban Fellow (2014), Adrienne received her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and served as Special Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Beverly Hills, CA.  Although a Biologist (by undergraduate degree), Adrienne has applied her highly-tuned critical thinking and analytical skills to the study of the dynamic and complex systems that are communities, in the arenas of public policy, community & economic development, advocacy/activism, and community & government affairs.

Adrienne is a 2018 Emerging Leader with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a 2017 Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project, 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program, and currently serves as the Chapter Co-Director for New Leaders Council, Chicago.  Adrienne’s civic leadership includes: the Executive Board of The Liberty Project, the Junior Executive Board for South Central Community Services, Inc., the Advisory Board to the Chicago Ideas Week YOU(th) Program, and the Junior Executive Board for the Better Boys Foundation on Chicago’s West Side.