Proco "Joe" Moreno was inaugurated as the Alderman of Chicago’s 1st Ward on March 26, 2010.
Born in Moline, IL Joe’s working class parents taught him the importance of perseverance and the value of giving back to one’s community. After graduation from Moline High School, Joe went onto Augustana College to study Business and Art.
Joe has been a resident of the neighborhood for over 14 years, moving here after graduating college. During this time he has worked closely with residents and civic leaders on a variety of significant issues.
As an elected member of the Local School Council for Jose De Diego Community Academy, Joe worked directly with parents, faculty members and residents in the 1st Ward to strengthen the school.
Sitting on the board of Humboldt Park Social Services, an organization designed to empower, serve and advocate for the homeless and disadvantaged in the Humboldt Park community, Joe helped to increase the organizations exposure and financial strength. Throughout his time in Chicago, Joe has also been an active participant in the CAPS program, focusing on community involvement and public safety.
Joe worked at a suburban union printing company, eventually becoming Vice President before being called to public service. He received an M.B.A. from DePaul University in 2003. Joe’s business background, combined with his community activism experience, will be unique in the Chicago City Council.
As Alderman, Joe will continue to look for community-based solutions to solve our biggest challenges. Joe will be a strong and independent advocate for the people of the 1st Ward in the Chicago City Council and no one else. He is the youngest Alderman and will first and foremost focus on constituent services, public safety and building the minority business community.
Joe lives in Wicker Park with his six year old daughter, Ava and in his spare time enjoys jogging the streets of Chicago’s greatest ward.