ANDERSONVILLE SSA #22

Andersonville SSA #22

What is the SSA?

The Andersonville SSA (Special Service Area) #22 is a funding tool used by the Andersonville community to maintain a clean, attractive, and competitive commercial district. The funding comes from a nominal tax levy on each commercial property within the SSA service area.

The boundaries of SSA #22 are Clark Street from Ainslie to Victoria and adjoining side streets up to the alleys, plus the south sides of Balmoral and Foster from the west alley to Ashland.

Map of SSA 22

Andersonville SSA #22 supports this vision of Andersonville, with services including advertising and promotion, public way maintenance, public way aesthetics, tenant attraction/retention, façade improvements, parking/transit/accessibility, safety programs, and district planning:

Andersonville’s vibrant commercial district is comprised of unique, locally-owned businesses; celebrates diversity; honors its rich culture and history; fosters joyful community life; and in all actions considers the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity.

The SSA supports the following programs:

All meetings are held at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce offices:
5153 N. Clark St. #306
Chicago, IL 60640
Start: 9:30am

2017 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2016 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2015 Andersonville SSA #22 Meeting Schedule:

2014 Andersonville SSA #22 Meetings & Minutes:

2013 Andersonville SSA #22 Meetings & Minutes:

2012 Meetings & Minutes

SSA commissioners needed!

If you are a business or property owner from within the Andersonville SSA boundaries and you are interested in serving as a commissioner on the SSA, please contact the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce at 773/728-2995.

Andersonville SSA #22 Commission

Barbara Boba, property owner, 5138 & 5216 N. Clark
Rolando Esparza, property owner, 5643 N. Clark
Farah Essa, Lake Shore Schools and property owner,  5611 N. Clark
Joanna Miner Thomas, Presence, 5216 N. Clark

Andrew Peters, True North, 5507 N. Clark

Mike Sullivan, Cantina 1910 & SoFo Tap, 4923 & 5025 N. Clark
Pete Valavanis, property owner, 5225 N. Clark

Andersonville SSA #22 Staff

For maximum efficiency, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce manages the SSA almost entirely in-house, using existing staff. Staff assigned to dedicate a portion of their time to work on the SSA include:

  • Sara DingesExecutive Director. SSA responsibilities include contractor selection and management; city contracting and reporting; commission administration, recruitment and support; select program management including holiday decorations, landscaping, sidewalk cleaning, sidewalk power washing, and snow plowing.
  • Joelle Scillia, Marketing Director. Oversees SSA-funded programs including holiday events, Andersonville neighborhood guide, Andersonville Arts Weekend, web & social media.

ACC subcontracts a portion of its SSA program and administrative management to Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance (ASCA).

Andersonville SSA #22 Vendors

Vendors for the 2017 SSA include:

Gethsemane Garden Center – Landscaping
Cleanslate – Litter abatement and Recycling
Lucas Contracting LLC – Holiday decorations, Streetscape repairs
Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing
Advanced Pro Clean– Sidewalk power washing
P.K. Johnson & Associates, LLC – Audit
Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance – Program support
WBEZ – Radio advertising
Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
Marsha Brown, Ltd. – Printing
Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Vendors for the 2016 SSA included:

Gethsemane Garden Center – Landscaping
Cleanstreet – Litter abatement

Resource Center – Recycling
Lucas Contracting LLC – Holiday decorations, Streetscape repairs
Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing
Pressure Washing Systems – Sidewalk power washing
P.K. Johnson & Associates, LLC – Audit
Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance – Program support
WBEZ – Radio advertising
Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
Marsha Brown, Ltd. – Printing
Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Financials

Andersonville SSA #22 2016 Budget
Andersonville SSA #22 2015 Draft Audit