Rick Guzman was named assistant chief of staff to the mayor in Aurora, IL. He is liaison to community organizations and nonprofit groups, with neighborhood quality-of-life issues and housing included in his duties. Guzman is founder of Emmanuel House and previously served as director of community development for Community 4:12. He was director of the Office of Reentry Management for the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), 2004-2006, and IDOC program director for the Illinois Going Home Program, 2000-2003. He also served as a policy advisor to the governor, working with state leaders on criminal justice, civil rights, homeland security and other issues. Guzman holds a law degree from Northern Illinois University.
North Central Now Winter 2012