Ariel E. Reboyras was sworn in as Alderman of the 30th Ward, City of Chicago, on May 7, 2003. A native of New York City, he and his parents relocated to Chicago at the age of twelve. While attending the University of Illinois at Chicago, he majored in Education and was Co-Captain for the UIC “Flames” baseball team. Ariel began his career as a teacher with Chicago Public Schools at Roberto Clemente High School. At Clemente, he was an Assistant Coach for the sport of football and wrestling.
Following his tenure as a teacher, Ariel began his career with the City of Chicago. Ariel drove a truck for the City, worked as an Equipment Dispatcher, headed up an Underground Storage Tank Remediation Program for Fleet Management, became an Equipment Coordinator for the Water Department, and assisted with design specifications for the Fleet Management Division.
Recognizing his dedication to public service, he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner for the Department of General Services.
Ariel has volunteered his services to various parks and non-profit organizations, which includes little league baseball and youth football programs. He is also the co-founder of the Northwest Youth Basketball Association and “Maraton San-Juan,” an 8K Road Race in collaboration with the Chicago Puerto Rican Parade. Ariel is a member of the Healthy Streets Campaign Drive With Care’s steering committee. He is also a member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and serves on the Pace Citizen Advisory Board.
As Alderman, he is a member of several committees; Budget & Government Operations, Committees, Rules and Ethics, Finance, Housing and Real Estate, Public Safety, Transportation, Vice-Chairman of Aviation, and Vice-Chairman of License and Consumer Protection. Currently he is on his third term as Alderman.
Ariel Reboyras is also the Committeeman of the 30th Ward. He was appointed on November 6, 2006, and was elected on February 5, 2008.