The Chatham is a community on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. It is approximately nine miles from the downtown area. The name of the community was derived from the Chatham stock farm of 160 acres, which was owned by L.G. Fisher from Barnstable County, Massachusetts, the county east of which was Chatham. His farm was between what are now 79th and 83rd Streets, Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Cottage Grove Avenue.
The Chatham Avalon Park Community Council area that is served is bounded by 75th Street (on the north) to 87th Street (on the south) and from Cottage Grove (East) to State Street (West).
The area served by the council is set up into Sub-Areas:
Sub Area 1: 75th Street to 79th Street and from King Drive to State Street
Sub Area 2: 75th Street to 79th Street and from King Drive to Cottage Grove Avenue
Sub Area 3: 79th Street to 83rd Street from Cottage Grove to King Drive
Sub Area 4: 79th Street to 83rd Street and from King Drive to State Street
Sub Area 5: 83rd Street to 87th Street from State Street to King Drive
Sub Area 6: 83rd Street to 87th Street from King Drive to Cottage Grove (Except Chatham Village Co-op)
Each Sub Area is served by Vice Presidents that are elected every two years at our monthly June meeting. It is the responsibility of the Sub Area Vice Presidents to report activities that are occurring within the community. These activities include but not limited to, criminal issues, city, state, and county services, housing issues, businesses, and local school, library, and park concerns. The Sub Area reports must be presented monthly initially at the Executive Board meeting and then at the monthly general meeting.
The Chatham Avalon Park Community Council meets the second Monday of each month at Urban Partnership Bank 7801 South State Street 2nd Floor from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. We ask that all guests sign in and respectfully take a seat and prepare to listen and share his or her concerns with our organization.
Rev. Dr. Marc A. Robertson, President
Angela Patterson, Interim Executive Vice President
John Blackburn, Treasurer