The West Suburban of Chamber of Commerce & Industry honors 30 of the region’s young professionals who live or work in one of our communities and who are making a deep impact in their profession and for the greater good of our community. This year, Jazmin Lopez, Executive Director of the Mental Health Commission of Lyons Township makes the list. Nominated by Mental Health Commissioner Steve Palmer for “doing great things” and motivating the Commission “to do greater things.”

Jazmin has worked in the mental health and legal field for over 18 years advocating for people with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence. She graduated from Dominican University with a bachelor’s in legal studies degree and has a Master’s in Human Services degree from Concordia University Chicago.

Aside from her role of Executive Director of the Commission, Jazmin sits on the Village of Bridgeview’s Personnel Board where she brings her experience in advocacy and trauma-informed care to ensure the needs of the community are met by hiring police and fire personnel that are not only well-qualified, but culturally inclusive.

She is the Vice President and Treasurer of the Bridgeview Lions Club and volunteers her time planning fundraising and community-building events. She is also a first-grade Catechist at Saint Fabian Catholic Church.

Jazmin was joined by Commission President and Township Clerk Elyse Hoffenberg, Commissioners Rev. Clemons, Al Dorobiala, and Barbara Minneci, Township Assessor Patrick Hynes, and Senator Steve Landek, along with staff Mariam Ahmad and Julia Bolec on the evening of Wednesday, May 22 as she received her award.