Chicago: Mayor Brandon Johnson Announces Retirement fo BACP Commissioner Meyer
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CHICAGO ~ Chicago Mayor Announces Retirement of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Chicago, Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Kenneth J. Meyer has announced his retirement. Mayor Brandon Johnson praised Commissioner Meyer for his problem-solving approach and extensive experience across various city departments.

Throughout his tenure, Commissioner Meyer has been a champion for advancing Chicago's economic vibrancy through efficient and pragmatic solutions. His tireless commitment to fostering economic growth, protecting consumers and workers, and supporting the business community has made a lasting impact on the city.

"Commissioner Meyer's dedication to the City of Chicago is unparalleled," said Mayor Johnson. "His years of exemplary service have left a mark on our city that we are profoundly grateful for. As he embarks on a well-deserved retirement, we celebrate his contributions to Chicago."

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During his time as BACP Commissioner, Ken worked closely with members of the business community, consumer protection advocates, and workers to pioneer numerous policies and initiatives. He played a crucial role in establishing the Office of Labor Standards, which has become a model for municipal worker protection offices. He also led efforts to regulate emerging economic sectors such as shared housing, rideshare, and shared scooters in a way that generated sustainable city revenues while serving the interests of Chicagoans.

Ken's leadership also resulted in streamlining regulatory processes to make it easier for businesses to obtain licenses and open their doors faster. His collaborative approach with government agencies and industry stakeholders ensured smart regulations were put in place.

"It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the City of Chicago for over three decades," said Commissioner Meyer. "I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work alongside dedicated colleagues and community partners. Together, we have achieved remarkable milestones, and I leave with immense pride in what we have accomplished for the people of Chicago."

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Prior to becoming BACP Commissioner, Ken served as First Deputy Commissioner, where he oversaw day-to-day operations, spearheaded cross-departmental projects, managed department budgeting and financial forecasting, and developed human resource operating procedures and policies. He also served as Chief of Staff for the Chicago Department of Buildings for four years and worked in the Office of the Mayor for 13 years, coordinating intergovernmental lobbying efforts.

Throughout his career, Ken has worked under four Chicago mayoral administrations and leaves a legacy of engagement and inclusion among businesses, workers, and consumers. On behalf of the City of Chicago, Mayor Johnson thanked Commissioner Meyer for his years of service and congratulated him on a well-deserved retirement.

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