As another year comes to an end, I am thankful for old and new friends who have rolled up their sleeves and worked towards the betterment of Council District 45.

Together, we have helped thousands of families at risk of economic, food, and housing insecurity while expanding access to healthcare and protections against discrimination.

Our community has faced tremendous challenges, but we continue to persevere because of our collective strength and determination to overcome these obstacles.

Despite the difficult experiences that we have encountered in the past twenty months, I am grateful that many of us are able to come together this year to cherish what matters most because of the frontline and essential workers. Our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic would not have been possible without them.

Let us remember that this fight is not over yet, please continue to practice social distancing, get tested, talk to your healthcare provider about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots, and stay home if you feel sick.

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and safe season of giving thanks.


Farah Louis

Council Member, District 45