Rev. Albert D. Tyson III Sworn In as Newest Member of PBC Board of Commissioners Brings Years of Civic Involvement and Commitment to Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2015
Molly Sullivan, Public Building Commission, (312) 744-9277

Rev. Albert D. Tyson, III was sworn in today as the newest member of the Public Building Commission Board of Commissioners.

The Chicago pastor, who is the Presiding Elder, North District, Chicago Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, brings years of experience and involvement with civic and community-based organizations that have played a significant role in shaping issues of importance in Chicago's neighborhoods.

Appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in September and approved by the Chicago City Council on October 28, Rev. Tyson served as a former member of the Board of Trustees of City Colleges of Chicago from 2000-2011 and remains active with a number of community and faith-based organizations and boards.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the City of Chicago in this capacity. I am grateful to Mayor Emanuel and the City Council for the confidence they have in me," Rev. Tyson said. "I will do my best to represent the highest standards of civic service."

In welcoming Rev. Tyson, Felicia S. Davis, Executive Director of the Public Building Commission said, "I am grateful that Rev. Tyson has agreed to serve on the PBC's board of commissioners and share his considerable experience and knowledge with us. His commitment to community will help us as we continue to build and strengthen relationships with our clients and the communities we serve," Davis said.

Rev. Tyson's term will run through September, 2019. Also today, Commissioner Martin Cabrera, Jr. was sworn in for another term that runs through September 2020.

Also today, Commissioner Jose Maldonado, Jr. was appointed as Chairman of the Board's Administrative Operations Committee, and Commissioner Tyson was appointed to serve as a member of the Committee as well. Additionally, Commissioner Mariyana T. Spyropoulos was appointed as Treasurer of the Board of Commissioners.

About the PBC: The Public Building Commission of Chicago manages construction and renovation projects for the City of Chicago and its sister agencies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel serves as the PBC's chairman. Felicia S. Davis serves as the Executive Director of the PBC. Additional information about the PBC and its projects can be found at www.pbcchicago.com. You can also follow the Public Building Commission of Chicago onTwitter, Facebook, Flickr, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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