Kelly Ortega

"I was fortunate to be chosen for the summer intern position for the Fire and Building Departments with the Village of La Grange Park, a near west suburb 16 miles from Chicago's downtown. Some of my duties include attending Village Board meetings, putting together several projects such as applications for state grants, drafting letters to the businesses in the Village, and doing research on how the Village can best utilize its resources. What I like best about my job is that I am learning a lot about how local government operates in its various departments and how it serves the needs of its residents. Everyone works together to achieve one common goal, which is to promote the well-being of the Village's residents. I also like that I do something different everyday, so I never know what the following day will bring."

To learn more about the Village of La Grande Park, please visit their website.

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